Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Hosts 7th Avenue Clinic Holiday Dinner

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services CEO Steven Sheets and staff members celebrate the holidays by hosting the 7th Avenue Clinic holiday dinner











(Pictured left to right: Adriene Sessa, Dr. Jennifer Nanson, Lynda Riford, Steven Sheets, Santa Claus, Heather Genovese, Michelle Griffith, Dominic Miller, Angelina Magerl, Lisa Hinson, Donna Robertson, Tiffany Jones, Dr. Laurie Cessna)

(PHOENIX – Dec. 23, 2019) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) celebrated the holiday season by hosting its annual holiday dinner at the 7th Avenue Clinic. Executive team members, staff and 7th Avenue program directors served a full holiday meal for members who receive services and support at the 7th Avenue clinic.

According to SB&H’s VP Crisis & Opioid Services Heather Genovese, “Our annual holiday dinner is a tradition that helps us in our Mission to inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. It reminds us that the work we do is important and also serves as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our community members."

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services:

Incorporated in 1974 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services provides services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. Our Mission: “We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.” SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These 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 throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state that are working tirelessly to save lives and help alleviate the statewide crisis. More recently, integrated care and value-based contracting have been initiated to offer a more flexible and culturally sensitive approach to clients served and resolve the historical challenges of fragmented care. For more information on SB&H, please visit




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