The intent behind the collaboration between Arizona Youth Partnership’s Starting Out Right (SOR) program and the Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter and Gila House is to bring Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting education and support to displaced families who find themselves at the Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter or in one of the Gila Houses. Due to the on-going pandemic, to provide classes via ZOOM, Charlene Becker, a Case Manager/Parent Educator in Arizona Youth Partnership’s SOR program, presented the Safe Haven staff with a refurbished laptop from AZYP for use within the shelter, and a Chrome book was purchased through the United Fund of Globe-Miami’s ‘Year of the Yes’ grant.
Claudia DalMolin, Gila House/Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter Executive Director, said, “this was an exciting collaboration with AZYP’s Starting Out Right program and we would like to thank United Fund of Globe-Miami for the first year of the ‘Year of the Yes’ grant”.
AZYP is a recognized leader in Arizona since 1990 for its expertise in providing prevention and community building resources to help youth grow up to be healthy, self-sufficient adults. AZYP offers a continuum of care for youth and families to prevent risky behavior and to add services to intervene and help youth and families out of crisis. AZYP wide range of programming assists youth of all ages in school-based, after-school and shelter settings. AZYP also helps the communities it serves to identify and solve, key youth problems through community coalitions. Programming includes how to build healthy relationships, strengthen families and avoid substance abuse. The overriding goal of AZYP’s services is to help youth prevent risky behavior and grow up to be healthy, self-sufficient adults.
For more on the work done by Arizona Youth Partnership, go to https://azyp.org/
L to R, Gail Lennox, Gila House/Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter Board Member, Kim Boyer Salcido, Residential Supervisor Gila Safe Haven Domestic Violence Home, Gwen Carroll, Gila Safe Haven Domestic Violence Home, Charlene Becker AZYP, Case Manager/Parent Educator.