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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
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.
For children in foster care, the system can often create a tumultuous experience, full of emotion and confusion. But when this heaviness seems overpowering, there is hope. This hope comes in many forms, but one of the brightest forms of hope can be in a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
Alyssa Brandon: Executive Director of Brookdale Senior Living: A Community Highlighted by Quality Care, Staff Longevity and Those Spectacular Prescott Views
When Alyssa Brandon began working at Brookdale Senior Living straight out of high school, she had no idea that a front desk position would launch into her perfect career. Now, ten years later as Executive Director, Brandon says she can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I come from a long line of educators, but after a while I realized my calling was more and more toward the field of senior living. I feel very lucky to be here.”
The Margaret T. Morris Center is northern Arizona’s only assisted living community dedicated solely to caring for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, including Parkinson’s and stroke. Passionate about providing early stage through end-of-life care, the team at this private, non-profit organization prides itself on promoting the physical, emotional, and social well-being of each resident.