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Adolescence is a challenging time for teens under the best of circumstances. Often youth struggle to fit in with their peers and lack confidence and self-worth. Consider the same youth with the additional burden of living in foster care or poverty or being homeless. Throughout public and private schools, thousands of youth struggle daily with a humbling consequence of poverty: inadequate clothing. What if something as simple as having new, clean clothing could make a difference and help them feel better and be more confident? That is the premise behind Teens’ Closet, founded in 2011 in Prescott.
Many locals know Debbie Krupnick, and her husband Kurt, as local healthcare providers. Soon, the Krupnicks and their friends will open Summit Senior Living, a unique concierge-model assisted living home located in Prescott.
Margo Williams offers a simple message for people in the midst of a new medical diagnosis, decision-making for appropriate care, or just in need of support and direction: “You are not alone.”
In the Prescott Woman Magazine April/May issue, Margo shared her personal experience about her grandmother’s and mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of this experience, she understands the roller coaster these challenges take you on. She understands how difficult it is to ask for help; to be vulnerable and depend on others.
We’re in a weird time right now; we’ve all had to change our lives to some extent. As a 16-year-old student at BASIS Prescott and a member of The Launch Pad Teen Center’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC), I want to share how COVID has changed the way I feel about school and The Launch Pad, a youth centered space driven to empower teens to become engaged members of our community.
Matthew Hinton, MD, has been providing quality, compassionate care to local children and their families since 2004. He’s a member of the YRMC PhysicianCare Ponderosa Pediatrics team, whose focus is honoring parents as the true primary caregivers of their children, and creating a therapeutic alliance to help children reach their health potential. We spoke with him recently about the growing concern that children aren’t getting enough quality sleep.
For Jessica Stickel, co-founder of Full Circle: Connecting Girls mentoring group, witnessing girls achieving their potential with confidence and self-worth has been the highlight of forming the non-profit she helped establish earlier this year. Full Circle is designed for girls ages 10 through 18 to talk about anything and everything.
Our local Boys & Girls Clubs serve approximately 600 kids annually, with an average of 200 visits daily. The Clubs are currently serving an average of 30% more children than just a few years ago thanks to the support of this incredible community.
Volunteers restricted from visiting their hospice patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poured their energy into creating projects to bring joy not only to their Good Sam hospice patients but to local residents in assisted living, group homes, and nursing and memory care facilities.
Jessi Hans, Executive Director of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) is on a mission to move people in the Prescott area from homelessness into affordable creative housing options.
When she learned her maternal grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at age 63, Margo’s extensive medical background helped prepare her for the road ahead. But when her mom received the same diagnosis in 2016, the heartbreak became unspeakable.
When Becky Ruffner founded Prevent Child Abuse Arizona in 1989, she was a young mother determined to improve the chances for a healthy trajectory for families. She spent 30 years at the helm of the organization, fostering a movement. At the time, the movement was in its infancy.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona provide children and teens in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley with an affordable, safe and enriching place to be during out-of-school time. Members have daily access to a broad range of educational and recreational programs designed to drive positive outcomes and reinforce necessary life skills. The Clubs are dedicated to ensuring that our community’s young people have easy access to quality programs and services that will enhance their futures