Non-Profit CornerFeaturing local organizations that give back to the community.
2022 marks 42 years of Stepping Stones Agencies providing 24/7/365 advocacy services and safe shelter for families in West Yavapai County. As a new year begins, we reflect on what thousands of women and children have taught us about courage.
The mission of St. Vincent de Paul is: “A network of friends inspired by gospel values growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.”
When families find themselves homeless and in crisis, they often need help to get back on their feet. Many families are desperate to say goodbye to homelessness and are hungry for support to rebuild their lives. Fortunately for people in the Prescott area, families find assistance, support, and encouragement at Agape House of Prescott.
Our local Boys & Girls Clubs are steadfast in promoting greatness in our Club youth and their families through inspirational leadership and transformational programs. The Club mission along with the vision “Recognizing Greatness in Every Club Member” is the foundation of the organization’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2026, which includes programming excellence, enhancing community partnerships, building exceptional infrastructure, and growth and sustainability.
Since 2002, Northland Cares has provided services to, and advocated on behalf of, locals infected with HIV and AIDS. Founded by parents, partners, and friends of those who succumbed to the devastation of the disease in the early days, this small, nonprofit 501c3 community-based AIDS Service Organization (ASO) was born when Yavapai HIV/AIDS Action and AIDS Outreach of Northern Arizona combined.
Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation (YKFKF) staff and other community partner agencies find that the opportunities to help vulnerable foster youth seem endless. We offer a variety of programs designed to meet their needs in several key, often-neglected areas. From the recently opened Family Visitation Center to the other eight progams provided to our communities, we see positive changes in children impacted by difficulties during times of family separation.
For three decades, Prescott Creeks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked to benefit people and wildlife through protection, restoration, education, and advocacy. Established in 1990, Prescott Creeks promotes watershed awareness with programs and projects that enhance water quality and riparian habitat in Prescott.
“Home should be a source of happiness and hope. Home should offer a safe and stable environment. Home should help, not hinder, a person’s ability to thrive.” – Shaun Donovan, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Do you have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live?
Many do not. Families living in substandard and deteriorating housing conditions are in every community. It’s a real and ever-growing problem. Those living in poor conditions are exposed to greater personal and environmental health risks, are less well-nourished and have a higher risk of illness and disability.
Many Prescott-area residents will forever remember the protest and counter-protests that took place on The Courthouse Square in early September. What many people do not know is that local teens organized and facilitated the September 4 Black Lives Matter protest as a way to practice their First Amendment rights, and display a representative and visible presence of the BIPOC community from the Prescott area. When they arrived, they said, they were met with a terrifying counter-protest.
As a Prescott fourth grader, Mary Maroon couldn’t even imagine a life as a cycling professional … much less where such a life might take her.
Now, she knows. She recently retired from professional bicycling, and her career took her around the world: to Australia, Canada, Guatemala, China and Europe.
She credits her Big Sister through Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) “for planting seeds and teaching me different ways to connect ideas. I would generally be the same person without my Big, but my brain would work differently.”
The Hernandez family has a long-standing relationship with the Prescott Farmer’s Market. The family matriarch, Lupe, and her husband, Ruben, started their family farm with nothing. They borrowed land to start growing produce and then eventually were able to build on their own land, incorporating their greenhouse and crops.
For 23 years, the nonprofit Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) has been connecting farmers and ranchers to the community. While most Prescottonians are aware of the Saturday market, they may not know about the additional services that PFM provides to the public.