Arizona Youth Partnership response to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 

Dear Arizona Youth Partnership Community,  

Considering COVID-19 and recent state and federal guidance, we have made several changes. As we serve 10,000 youth and families directly across 13 counties with 90 staff who travel throughout Arizona, we know it’s time to postpone our activities to do our part to help stop the spread of this virus.  

  • We are not conducting school-based programs through the school closure and possibly beyond. Before the closure, we were reaching out to give alternate activities to schools.  
  • Community Based programming has been postponed or moved virtually as available 
  • Please reach out to your local contact for more information on upcoming programs 

Our youth shelters in Mohave and Yavapai counties remain open with strict precautions in place for the sanitation of the facility and the safety of the youth. Please contact us if you would like specific information on what we are doing to keep youth and staff safe.  

Open Doors Community School is closed along with all other Arizona schools at least through March 27.  

We are committed to continuing to provide prevention services throughout this period in a different way. In this time, our youth need positive skills and influences. If you would like to partner with us to move our programs online, please reach out and let us know what we can provide virtually to your population. Our staff remains available via email, or phone.  Voicemails will be returned within 24 hours.   

Although we are working on social distancing as a Nation, we know we need each other more than ever. We’ll get through this together. Be healthy and stay safe.  

Regards,  
Lori Malangone  

CEO