Southwest Behavioral & Health Services’ Community Resilience Center Hosts Community Street Fair
(PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jan. 10, 2023) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services’ Community Resilience Center (CRC) hosted a community street fair at its new location at 27th Avenue and Campbell in Phoenix. Targeting persons experiencing homelessness and hardship, the event helped raise awareness for the CRC’s day and vocational work programs. The CRC team also served food and gave away personal items including winter attire, socks, and underclothing. Staff were on-hand to provide additional information and resources regarding substance treatment programs such Opioid Use Disorders and sober living housing options from Carla Vista Sober Living, data from the Arizona Pet Project, and immediate connections with SB&H’s Homeless and Criminal Justice Engagement Team.
The Community Resilience Center seeks to become a comprehensive wealth of community resources with a laid-back, welcoming environment inviting a drop-in style clubhouse model for everyone in need.
“We were pleased with the success of our first event,” said Deborah Woodard, vice president, Community Resilience. “Our Community Resilience team is dedicated to supporting individuals who are experiencing hardship and we look forward to continuing our involvement in the community.”
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services plans to hold another community street fair at the Community Resilience Center in February.
About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services:
Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides compassionate primary care, substance abuse, and mental health services that enhance lives and improve communities. Services include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services, including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach, and school-based counseling; services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; and four opioid replacement clinics. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has locations throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area and in rural Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. For more information about SB&H programs, services, and ways to help, visit https://www.sbhservices.org/.