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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
The Yavapai Family Advocacy Center (YFAC)—a program of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona—is a place where people come to get help, to begin healing, and, ultimately, to change the trajectory of their lives.
The best way to keep children safe is to support their parents … and Prevent Child Abuse Arizona has some guidelines on exactly what that support can look like.
Home Care Assistance (HCA) uses the Best FriendsTM Approach to Dementia Care, which is based on the belief that what a person with Alzheimer’s needs most is a “Best Friend.” HCA caregivers build relationships with their clients through respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor – the essentials of friendship. This approach also works with seniors who do not have dementia but are struggling with other challenges.