Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Supports Local Community with Pay It Forward Adopt-A-Street Garbage Pickup Effort

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services CEO Steven Sheets, staff and client volunteers work both sides of the street to pick up trash on 7th Street from Indian School Road to Thomas Road.

(PHOENIX – July 3, 2019) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) held a Pay It Forward Adopt-a-Street Garbage Pickup event on Thursday, June 20th, where both staff and client volunteers joined the effort to clean up trash and debris on 7thStreet from Indian School Road to Thomas Road. “It’s important to support the amazing community where we work,” said Southwest Behavioral & Health Services CEO Steven Sheets. “I’d like to thank all of our amazing staff and clients who came out for this initiative to help us keep our community clean!

SB&H hosts a number of Pay It Forward events throughout the year including making care packages for those in need, packing food boxes, volunteering at animal shelters, picking up trash and cleaning playground equipment at local parks, and assisting at St. Vincent de Paul’s Urban Farm.

The Pay It Forward events give SB&H staff and the individuals we serve the opportunity to give back to the community. The garbage pickup on June 20th also served toward community service to enable SB&H to acquire two Adopt-a-Street road signs through City of Phoenix, to be placed on 7th Street at both Indian School and Thomas Roads.

​The Adopt-a-Street program enables community organizations, private businesses and individuals to help maintain and beautify Phoenix streets. To participate in the Adopt-a-Street program, volunteers agree to adopt one-mile segments of a major or collector street and agree to re​move trash/debris a minimum of four times per year for at least a two-year period.

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 is a leader in development and delivery of services in the areas of housing, residential care, prevention services, outpatient services to children, incarcerated persons and dually diagnosed adults (SMI/SA). An innovative leader in behavioral health, services are client directed-outcome informed, evidence-based and include treatment of co-occurring disorders, the strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model and the Community Health Worker (CHW) model in prevention services, the Arizona Treatment Initiative for children and families, and the Recovery Model for persons with serious mental illness. For more information on SB&H, please visit


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