Local Coalition Meetings

Cochise Continuum of Care

Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Meeting Location: Sierra Vista Police Depart., Training Room, 911 Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista

Contact Name: Kathy Calabrese

Phone: 520-439-0776

Description: The COC is a collaborative funding and planning approach that helps communities plan for and provide, as necessary, a full range of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and other services to address the various needs of homeless persons.

Cochise County Networking Breakfast Meeting Date: First Wednesday of the Month

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am (door will be open at 8am for networking opportunity)

Meeting Location: University of Arizona South, (call for room location)

Contact Name: Jubia Melissa Silva

Phone: 520-458-8278 x 2120

Description: The Cochise County Networking Breakfast is a community network that links people and resources in Cochise County and provides collaboration and the sharing of resources between public and private agencies, business, governmental entities, etc. The public, new information and resources are always welcome.

Cochise County Reentry Coalition (CCRC) Meeting Date: 4th Thursday of the Month Time: 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Meeting Location: Legacy Foundation-Outreach Bldg., 302-02 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista

Contact Name: Tom Reardon, Chair / Kathy Boston Vice Chair, Founder

Phone: 520-559-1996 / 520-227-4529

Address: 750 Bartow Drive, Ste. 11, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 Mailing address: PO Box 1365, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85636 Website: http://ccreentry.com

Description: CCRC is a Public Benefit Corporation registered in the State of Arizona. It aims to bring together a broad network of partners (private individuals, profit, non-profit organizations), united together from within and around the surrounding community, for the purposes of creating and strengthening both community and faith base initiatives, which will facilitate successful reintegration of ex-offenders into the community from incarceration. These initiatives will help to improve the safety of our communities by reducing the need for incarceration (recidivism) in our society and helping individuals become productive

citizens again.

Cochise Serving Veterans (CSV)

Meeting Date: 2nd Wednesday of the Month

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meeting Location: 1838 Paseo San Luis, Suite 16, Sierra Vista Contact Name: Harry Bowen, Chair (harrybowen@aol.com) Phone: 520-508-2685

Description: Mission - To provide a focal point for serving homeless and needy veterans access to needed support and services through collaboration with local veteran and health service organizations, to include

housing; medical, dental, and behavioral services, clothing, and employment.

Cochise Serving Veterans (CSV) was formed in October 2013. CSV is a veteran-serving group comprised of members of federal, state, local government, both civilian and veteran individuals, private agencies and veteran service organizations. Through collaborative effort, CSV provides a forum for addressing veteran issues through outreach, education, and networking supporting a goal of enabling veterans to achieve and/or maintain independence and self-sufficiency by providing a focused source for Veteran resource and

referral services and community support.

Douglas Turning Point

Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month

Time: 7:30 am

Meeting Location: Douglas Fire Department, 1400 E. 10th Street, Douglas

Contact Name: Alex Boneo

Phone: 520-456-7621

Description of Meeting/Coalition: Opportunity for agencies to share information on their organization and programs they offer that are available to the community.

Healthy Cochise

Contact Name: Judith Gilligan, Prevention Services Director

Description of Meeting/Coalition: If you are interested in representing your organization or community action group by participating in carrying out the strategies and activities of the CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan), please contact Judith Gilligan. For more information on the CHIP go to: https://www.cochise.az.gov/health-and-social-services/community-health-assessment-improvement- plan

Healthy Community Committees

A Healthy Community Committee is simply a group of dedicated volunteers who work together to improve the health and well-being of their community. We will support your work by providing a toolkit of resources to establish your committee, help you select and implement your projects, and train your committee members and volunteers. We have a dedicated staff person to assist and support your committee each step along the way.

  • Douglas Turning Point

  • Fort Huachuca Community Health Promotion Council

  • Healthy Benson

  • Healthy Bisbee

  • Healthy Tombstone

  • Healthy Willcox

  • Sierra Vista BeHealthy!

For more information on each community efforts go to: https://www.cochise.az.gov/health-and-social- services/healthy-cochise

To join a committee: Call Rachel Beasley at 520-803-3928.

High School Health Career Clubs in Bisbee, Douglas and Willcox Meeting Date: Varies by School (call contact for further information) Time: Call for meeting time

Meeting location: Bisbee High School/Hospital, Douglas High School, Douglas PPEP Tech High School

Contact Name: Gail Emrick

Phone: 520-287-4722

Description of Meeting/Coalition: Health Career clubs motivate young people (high school students) to choose a health career, prepare them for college application process and reduce fear of attending college. Students are exposed to guest speakers who are health professionals from local communities, take tours of universities and participate in health-related projects.

Honor Flight Southern Arizona

Meeting Date: 2nd Friday of every month

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am, except holidays. Anyone is welcome! Meeting Location: 1838 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 Phone: 520-204-1391

Description: Arizona has two (2) regional hubs serving the entire state. Honor Flight Southern Arizona serves those veterans living in southern part of the state, while our sister hub, Honor Flight Arizona, serves those veterans living in central and northern Arizona. Honor Flight Southern Arizona started as a national hub of the Honor Flight Network in April of 2011 and received 501(c) 3 status on March 9, 2011. We fly out of Tucson International Airport.

Like all the national hubs, we sign up veterans living in this area and send them to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials that have been built in their honor. There is no cost to the veteran. Honor Flight Southern

Arizona receives no government assistance; private donations fund each veteran’s flight.

IMPACT Sierra Vista Community Coalition – Preventing Substance Abuse

Meetings alternate time and location, please follow the link below for the most current information. Website: http://www.azpreventionportal.org/coalitions/

Contact Name: Monica Rawlings

Phone: 520-366-2751

Description of Meeting/Coalition: This coalition meets monthly during the morning and quarterly during the evenings to discuss, plan, and implement strategies to reduce underage drinking and substance use/abuse in Sierra Vista and surrounding areas.

Willcox Against Substance Abuse (WASA) – General Meeting Meeting Date: 3rd Friday of every month

Time: 12:00 pm

Meeting Location: TA (Truck Stop) Conference Room, 1501 Fort Grant Road, Willcox

Contact Name: Sally White, WASA Coordinator/Director

Phone: 520-384-4777

Description of Meeting/Coalition: Monthly review of WASA activities - input, ideas & discussion welcome and appreciated. Public invited and encouraged to participate.

Willcox Against Substance Abuse (WASA) – Executive Committee Business Meeting Meeting Date: 1st Friday of every month

Time: 12:00 pm

Meeting Location: City Council Conference Room, 300 W. Rex Allen Drive, Willcox (across the walkway from the Police Department)

Contact Name: Sally White, WASA Coordinator/Director

Phone: 520-384-4777

Website: http://w-a-s-a.weebly.com/

Description of Meeting/Coalition: Decision & policy making meeting of WASA leadership. Open to the public.