Non-Profit CornerFeaturing local organizations that give back to the community.
The founders of the Highlands Center for Natural History had in mind an intergenerational experience when they started the non-profit.
Its mission statement: “To help children and adults experience the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land.”
Now in its 25th year, the Center thrives, offering visitors myriad opportunities to connect with the natural world, and with each other.
Since 1992, the nonprofit organization People Who Care has provided transportation and other essential services to adults in the Quad Cities who cannot drive due to age, vision issues, or disability. Volunteers provide services that enable neighbors to stay independent in their own homes and communities. All services are provided at no cost, thanks to these many dedicated volunteers and donors. These services also improve access to healthcare and shopping and replace social isolation with meaningful connections. This month People Who Care celebrates several professional milestones: a new location, a fresh look and a 30th business anniversary.
In the early days of 2020, this group of twelve individuals volunteered for a “secret mission” posted on Facebook. The mysterious post simply requested the assistance of twelve individuals to commit to gathering once a week for twelve weeks. Only the first twelve that responded would be selected. There were more than 50 respondents.
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.