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AFL-CIO

ACMR Member

5818 N. 7th St., Suite 208

Phone: (602) 549-3859
Type of Work: Organizing
Contact: Donald Slaiman
donaldslaiman@yahoo.com
(602) 549-3859
Contact: Shari Van Hausen
(602) 542-2249

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Alianza Braceroproa

ACMR Member

Phone: (520) 398-6174
Fax: (520) 398-6174
General e-mail: bracerosarizona@yahoo.com
Type of Work: Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Violeta Dominguez
bracerosarizona@yahoo.com
(520) 398-6174
Contact: Sonia Hermosillo
(480) 834-4801
Contact: Rogelio Pantoja
bracerosarizona@yahoo.com

Description:
Alianza Braceroproa is a binational organization that aims at recuperating the savings funds that are owed to thousands of Mexican ex-braceros who worked under the Bracero Program, 1942-1964. Our affiliated groups in the U.S. are located in California, Arizona, Washington and Texas. Local groups in Arizona are located in Tucson, Phoenix, Parker and San Luis/Yuma.

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Alliance for Retired Americans, Tucson Chapter

ACMR Member

1515-B South 9th Ave.

Phone: (520) 624-7771
General e-mail: carlossalaz@msn.com
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Faith Based
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Carlos Galvan Salaz
carlossalaz@msn.com
(520) 624-7771 or (520) 270-5746
Contact: Dave Kiler
(520) 730-8081

Description:
The Alliance for Retired Americans will deal with Seniors issues and community and state issues that affect our Seniors at large and are willing to work for change that will affect our way of life for all Arizonans and the nation at large. We fight for immigrant rights and to reform our national policies. We are ready to stand for rights for all the people.

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American Friends Service Committee

ACMR Member

103 N. Park, Suite 109

Phone: (520) 623-9141
Fax: (520) 623-5901
Website: www.afsc.org/az Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: afscaz@afsc.org
Type of Work: Organizing
Faith Based
Contact: Caroline Isaacs
cisaacs@afsc.org
(520) 623-9141

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Area Agency on the Aging, Region One

1366 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 108

Phone: (602) 264-2255 or (602) 230-5132
Website: www.aaaphx.org Opens web link in new browser window
Contact: Lejla Bogdanovic
bogdanovic@aaaphx.org
(602) 264-2255

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Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking

P.O. Box 57839
Phoenix, AZ  85079

Phone: (602) 433-2441
Fax: (602) 433-2881
Website: www.traffickingaz.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: traffickingalert@yahoo.com
Contact: Richard Galindo
richardg@theirc.org
(602) 433-2441

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Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program

ACMR Member

P.O. Box 6123
1789 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ  85005

Phone: (602) 542-6645
Fax: (602) 542-6400
Website: www.azdes.gov Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: cshipman@azdes.gov
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Health And Social Services
Contact: Charles Shipman
cshipman@azdes.gov
(602) 542-6614
Contact: Bonnie Wood
bwood@azdes.gov
(602) 542-6645

Description:
State Office of Refugee Resettlement

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Arizona Sexual Assault Network

333 W. Indian School Rd., Second Floor

Phone: (602) 277-0119 or (888) 977-0119
Fax: (602) 266-1958
Website: www.azsan.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: info@azsan.org
Type of Work: Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Bill Hart
bill@azsan.org
(602) 277-0119 or (888) 977-0119

Description:
Mission: Identify and address sexual violence issues through a collaborative statewide network. Vision: To achieve a society free from sexual violence, AzSAN is a collective voice committed to reduce the threat and mitigate the effects of sexual assault in Arizona. Action: AzSAN coordinates and supports a multidisciplinary approach to service for sexual assault victims and survivors, advocates, educators, service providers, and concerned people.

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Arizona State University - Immigration Law & Policy Clinic

P.O. Box 877906
Tempe, AZ  85287

Phone: (480) 727-9272
General e-mail: immigration.clinic@asu.edu
Type of Work: Legal Services
Contact: Evelyn Cruz
evelyn.cruz@asu.edu
(480) 727-9272

Description:
Law Clinic. Provides immigration representation through agency referral. Provides immigration law community presentations and materials. Provides legal research assistance.

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AZ Lost Boys Center

1918 W. Van Buren

Phone: (602) 262-2300
Fax: (602) 262-2310
Website: www.azlostboyscenter.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: azlostboys@yahoo.com
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Legal Services
Contact: Jany Deng
(602) 262-2300

Description:
The AZ Lost Boys Center is a welcoming haven for all Arizona Lost Boys. The Center provides a comfortable and safe refuge to gather and talk with community leaders, receive help from a tutor, listen to music, play cards or watch a video with friends. A gallery featuring photos of the Lost Boys at work and play, and their artwork and writings, decorate the walls. Education is most important with the Boys. The Boys make cows from clay and with the money from the sale of these cows, scholarships are awarded to the Boys to be used for their schooling. Career assistance is provided, with industrious and experienced volunteers providing classes and workshops for the Boys.

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Aztlan Resource Center - Prescott College

ACMR Member

c/o Bernardo Aguilar 220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ  86303

Phone: (928) 350-2202
General e-mail: aztlan2005@yahoo.com
Type of Work: Organizing
Advocacy
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Bernardo Aguilar-González
baguilar@prescott.edu
(928) 533-3168
Contact: Ligia Umaña-Ledezma
liumana66@yahoo.com
(928) 710-8156

Description:
We are associated with Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment. Our group seeks to provide assistance to immigrants in our region that will enable them to the full exercise of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and laws. We also focus on raising awareness on the issues that relate to immigrant rights such as economic dependence, social violence, cultural sensitivity and racism. Our group is volunteer based and it mixes community members, students and faculty from our college to help.

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Binational Migration Institute

Mexican-American Studies & Research Center, Cesar Chavez Building - Room 203

Phone: (520) 621-7551
General e-mail: rrg@email.arizona.edu
Contact: Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
rrg@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-4987

Description:
A collective effort of committed researchers dedicated to the study of migrant mistreatment for use in policy formulation. Researchers are National and Binational.

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Border Action Network

ACMR Member

P.O. Box 384
842 S. 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ  85702

Phone: (520) 623-4944
Fax: (520) 792-2097
Website: www.borderaction.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: ban@borderaction.org
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Jennifer Allen
ban@borderaction.org
(520) 623-4944

Description:
Border Action Network was formed in 1999 and is a grassroots membership-based immigrant and border community organization based in Tucson, Douglas, and Nogales. Our mission is to ensure that our rights are protected, our human dignity upheld and that our communities are safe and healthy for everyone. We combine grassroots community organizing, leadership development, litigation and policy advocacy to build the voice and power of those who are hit the hardest by border and immigration policies and to address the systematic injustices facing border communities.

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CADENA

ACMR Member

1802 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 18

Phone: (602) 667-6200
Website: www.wearethewilson4.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: judy.flanagan@azbar.org
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Danny Rodriguez
dannyalexrodriguez@yahoo.com
Contact: Dianna Nañez
dianna.nanez@asu.edu
Contact: Judy Flanagan
judy.flanagan@azbar.org
(602) 667-6200

Description:
CADENA works to promote passage of the DREAM Act and the Student Adjustment Act, federal legislation that would provide permanent residency and in-state college tuition to undocumented high school graduates. CADENA also serves as a clearinghouse for information to undocumented students and their supporters about college enrollment, scholarships, and comprehensive immigration reform. CADENA is a non-profit volunteer-based community organization based in Phoenix, Arizona which is comprised of students, teachers and professors, business leaders, and immigration advocates.

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Casillas Consulting Services

2110 E. Sesame Street

Phone: (480) 491-5634
Fax: (480) 730-1070
General e-mail: dretana@aol.com
Contact: Dolores Casillas, M.A. Ed.

Description:
Dolores Casillas, M.A. Ed., is an independent human services consultant. She has been contracting independently and as pat of a consultant team since January 1995. Before launching an independent career, she was the Assistant Director and Juvenile Justice Specialist at the Governor's Office for Children (GOFC).

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Catholic Charities, Office of Peace and Justice

ACMR Member

4747 N. 7th Ave.

Phone: (602) 285-1999 x3932
Fax: (602) 285-0311
Website: www.catholicsocialservice.org Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Health And Social Services
Faith Based
Contact: Tricia Hoyt
phoyt@cc-az.org
(602) 285-1999 x3932
Contact: Angie Boggs
aboggs@cc-az.org
(480) 964-8771 x3273
Contact: Lawrence Goodwin
lgoodwin@cc-az.org
(602) 285-1999 x3970

Description:
The Office of Peace and Justice (OPJ) affirms human dignity by providing leadership and tools to integrate the social mission of the Gospel into parish and community life. OPJ staff provides workshops and inservices on Catholic Social Teaching; helps engage parishoners in the work of justice in Arizona; uses the resources of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to direct funding to community organizing and economic development initiatives that create opportunities for those who live in poverty; educates on social issues such as immigration, foster care, poverty, death penalty, workers' rights and others; educates on and provides opportunities for involvement with global solidarity programs.

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Catholic Social Mission, Diocese of Tucson

P.O. Box 31
111 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ  85702

Phone: (520) 792-3410
Fax: (520) 792-0291
Website: www.diocesetucson.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: socialmission@diocesetucson.org
Type of Work: Faith Based
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border

Description:
Catholic Social Mission, Diocese of Tucson ministers in the Spirit of 'Strangers No Longer' (www.usccb.org/mrs) a Statement of the U.S. and Mexico Bishops regarding Immigration and Border Issues.

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Centro de Amistad, Incorporado

8202 Avendia del Yaqui

Phone: (480) 839-2926
Fax: (480) 839-9985
General e-mail: santinob@centrodeamistad.org
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Santino Bernasconi
Contact: Socorro Hernandez Bernasconi

Description:
Mission: Empower Indolatino communities to become and remain healthy by freeing themselves from slavery to mental/behavioral/substance abuse problems and avoidable physical health problems and by changing those institutions which contribute to that slavery. Community based - working in Indolatino communities to help them gain control of their destiny.

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Centro de Ayuda

1832 E. Thomas Rd.

Phone: (602) 255-0123 or (602) 763-9197
Fax: (602) 255-0205
Website: http://ayudadeemigracion.com Opens web link in new browser window
Contact: Elias Bermudez
vado1250@cs.com

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Citizens for Border Solutions

ACMR Member

Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Cecile Lumer
cecilelumer@cableone.net
(520) 432-4294
Contact: Emilie Vardaman
tortuga@cableone.net
(520) 432-1750

Description:
Citizens for Border Solutions is an association of individuals in southeastern Arizona who believe in pro-active, solution oriented change along our border and in our communities. To this end, we seek to affect changes in our federal immigration laws. In the past, we held annual bi-national cross-border volley ball fiestas, conducted a post card campaign directed at Jim Kolbe, and held open community meetings and forums on the subject of immigration and borders. We continue to provide humanitarian aid and monitor human rights abuses along the border. As an important part of our efforts, we have built strong working relationships with individuals, and organiztions, as well as with the government of Naco, Sonora. Whenever possible, we join coalitions and work closely with other organizations (i.e. Derechos Humanos, Healing our Borders, No More Deaths, Border Action Network and others).

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Club Guanajuato

ACMR Member

230 N. 69th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85043

Phone: (623) 936-4322
Fax: (623) 936-9112
Contact: Gregorio Rios
Contact: Alfredo Chalico
(623) 936-4322

Description:
Entre las actividades que el club realiza son obras para la gente en México. Hemos trabajo con las escuelas, con los hospitales, con la iglesia y en general con la comunidad. Básicamente, ha sido apoyo económico para mejorar su situación y ha la realización de eventos.

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Coalición de Derechos Humanos/Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras

ACMR Member

631 S. Sixth Ave.

Phone: (520) 770-1373
Website: www.derechoshumanosaz.net Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: coalicion@derechoshumanosaz.net

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Coalition for Latino Political Action (CLPA)

ACMR Member

Coalition for Latino Political Action c/o Jose Cortez 2916 N. 35th Ave., Suite 5
Coalition for Latino Political Action c/o Jose Cortez 2916 N. 35th Ave., Suite 5
Phoenix, AZ  85017

Phone: (602) 462-1112
Website: www.theclpa.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: theclpa@hotmail.com
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Lydia Guzman
theclpa@hotmail.com
(602) 462-1112
Contact: Delia Torres
dtorres@wa.wesd.k12.az.us
Contact: Gus Barajas
Gus.Barajas@shpe.org
(623) 492-3063

Description:
HISTORY OF CLPA: The Coalition for Latino Political Action (CLPA) will research and develop policies that are relevant to Latinos' overall economic, cultural and social development while empowering individuals through the promotion of self-reliance and personal responsibility. As its primary mission, CLPA will, on behalf of its members, closely monitor public policy at the federal, state and local levels to determine its impact on the Latino communities throughout the U.S., and engage in public education campaigns when warranted. CLPA also will analyze and report to the public about the impact of State and local legislation, and government regulations, on Latino communities. CLPA successes: * 08/2000 Formation of CLPA. Established support platforms for key Latino candidates. *05/2001 Establish first Education Conference for Latino Parents * 03/2002 Established yearly town hall for local, state and national Latino issues *09/2003 Established immigration/day labor initiatives to improve immigrant programs *05/2004 Consulted and provided final designs for the State of Arizona redistricting efforts *12/2005 Established monthly awareness forums to raise awareness of immediate issues. The 2000 Census sent a shock wave across Arizona. Corporate leaders, elected and appointed officials, and members of the media face the challenge of adapting to the new face of America. But before they can adapt, they will need to understand that Latinos are extremely diverse with different needs and concerns. Since the year 2000, CLPA has benefited from having at least 30 volunteers representing 30 different private/public/government organizations across the state of Arizona. We encourage you to become involved, meet other members, and enjoy the opportunities we have in store for you. Email us at theclpa@hotmail.com.

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Communities Against Prop. 200

ACMR Member

1029 S. Roosevelt St.
Tempe, AZ  85281

Phone: (480) 968-8348
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Contact: Sean Whitcomb
mycota@riseup.net
(480) 968-8348
Contact: Tabitha Miranda
tabithadodson@yahoo.com
(480) 968-8348

Description:
Grassroots organizing - group is primarily made up of ASU students but is NOT limited to students only. We formed in response to Prop. 200 in an attempt to educate the community about it and why they should oppose it. After the passage of Prop. 200 we decided to do outreach and educate folks about what their rights are. Currently, members work with different groups including MEChA ASU, Tonatierra and the Arizona boycott movement, CADENA and groups educating the community about femicides in Juarez and youth outreach.

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Community Food Bank

ACMR Member

P.O. Box 26727
3003 S. Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ  85726

Phone: (520) 622-0525
Fax: (520) 624-6349
Website: www.communityfoodbank.com Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: cfb@communityfoodbank.com
Type of Work: Health And Social Services
Contact: Sandra Lujan
shlujan@communityfoodbank.com
(520) 622-0525 x243
Contact: Irma DeAnda
ideanda@communityfoodbank.com
(520) 622-0525 x212
Contact: Salinas Ochoa
sochoa@communityfoodbank.com
(520) 622-0525 x221

Description:
The Community Food Bank serves Pima County through the acquisition, storage, and distribution of food. The Multi-Service Center, where the Community Food Bank is located, provides additional support and programs for families and individuals with low incomes, including Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Food Plus, Tot Shots, Tucson Loan Chest and Mobile Meals of Tucson.

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Concilio Latino de Salud, Inc.

546 E. Osborn Rd., #22

Phone: (602) 285-0970
Website: www.concilio.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: conciliolds@aol.com
Contact: Noé G. Vargas, BA, CGRN

Description:
For nearly fifteeen years, Concilio has provided prevention services to Hispanics/Latinos and other underserved populations in Maricopa County in both urban and rural settings. Concilio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Concilio has always provided services in a culturally competent, linguistically appropriate manner. We understand that culture is not limited to race or ethnicity; it also includes groupings such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, mobility challenges and age among others. Concilio develops programs which not only encapsulate these concepts, but also maintains relevancy to the communities it serves through frequent utilization of focus groups, key informant interviews and community surveys. Concilio provides prevention and education services.

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Cresciendo Unidos/Growing Together

2320 N. 20th St.

Phone: (602) 254-2275 x220
Fax: (602) 212-2564
General e-mail: guillesastre@aol.com
Contact: Guille Sastre
guillesastre@aol.com
(602) 487-3330
Contact: Mariel Black
marielblack@yahoo.com
(602) 403-8594

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Cultural Diversity Council of the Verde Valley

ACMR Member

Type of Work: Community Group
Contact: Jeanne Freeland
jeannefree50@commspeed.net
(928) 300-2928

Description:
We provide leadership that promotes and supports the ongoing celebration of diversity throughout the Verde Valley. We serve as partner, catalyst and supporter of individuals and organizations working to help the community understand and appreciate cultural diversity and to value the contributions made by diverse groups to the economic, social and spiritual strength of the region.

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Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

ACMR Member

P.O. Box 654
2601 N. Highway 79
Florence, AZ  85232

Phone: (520) 868-0191
Fax: (520) 868-0192
Website: www.firrp.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: info@firrp.org
Type of Work: Advocacy
Legal Services
Contact: Victoria A. López, Esq.
vlopez@firrp.org
(520) 868-0191 x101

Description:
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Inc., "The Florence Project," provides holistic, free legal services to immigrants, refugees and U.S. citizens detained by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Arizona for immigration processing. The Project serves men, women and children, including those with mental health and social service needs. The Project advocates for a more just and efficient judicial system for individuals in immigration detention, and believes that everyone should understand their rights and options under immigration law and have access to legal counsel. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people facing deportation. The Project strives locally and nationally to address this inequity.

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Frontera de Cristo

P.O. Box 1112
620 East 10th St.
Douglas, AZ  85608

Phone: (520) 364-9257

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Fundación Mexico

2030 E. Broadway Blvd.

Phone: (520) 791-0175
Fax: (520) 206-6478
Website: www.fundacionmexico.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: fzaragoza@aol.com
Contact: Florencio Zaragosa

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Global Family Legal Services

P.O. Box 3641
2120 W. Hwy. 89-A
Sedona, AZ  86340

Phone: (928) 282-2590
Fax: (928) 204-2506
General e-mail: celinas.ruth@azbar.org
Type of Work: Advocacy
Legal Services
Contact: Celinas Ruth
celinas.ruth@azbar.org
Contact: Elinsa Turner
elinsa@globalfamilylegalservices.org

Description:
Global Family Legal Services, a nonprofit legal clinic and a church support organization, is sponsored by public donation. In the last year, my two volunteer staff members and I have served the immigrant population from over a dozen countries who live in Northern Arizona. The clinic focuses primarily on family based petitions and adjustments, VAWA petitions, religious worker visas, naturalizations, green card renewals, and employment authorization. The legal clinic services are barely meeting the demand which is great, and more office staff, paralegals, and another attorney are projected. In outreach and advocacy my staff and I have held two community meetings since the first of the year. We have more projected in other areas of Northern Arizona. We provide documents in our office on immigration topics. While we are a new clinic, not yet open a year, our attorney has practiced law for over 20 years and has been an AILA member for 10 years doing volunteer immigration work.

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Greater Arizona League of United Latin-American Citizens (AzLULAC)

ACMR Member

P.O. Box 24154
1330 W. Broadway Rd., #C-107
Phoenix, AZ  85007

Phone: (480) 921-2172
General e-mail: jjg@intergate.com
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Rev. Joel J. García, Sr.
jjg@intergate.com
(480) 921-2172
Contact: Farris Castleberry
rasconi_r@yahoo.com
Contact: Mari Alvarado
tortilla0522@aol.com
(602) 841-7761

Description:
Civic Activism and Civil Rights advocacy since 1929. Oldest Hispanic Civil Rights Advocacy organization in the U.S., also delivering community social services such as college scholarships and grants, young readers

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Helping Hands Housing Services

1530 E. Sahuaro Drive, #108

Phone: (602) 795-6153
General e-mail: casadepazpc@aol.com
Type of Work: Health And Social Services
Contact: Holly Leon
holly.leon@gmail.com
(602) 264-3327

Description:
Helping Hands Housing Services provides permanent affordable housing, along with programs and services for low-income families.

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Humane Borders

740 E. Speedway Blvd.

Phone: (520) 628-7753
Website: www.humaneborders.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: humaneborders@gainusa.com
Type of Work: Advocacy
Faith Based
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Rev. Robin Hoover, Ph.D.
humaneborders@gainusa.com
(520) 360-7818
Contact: Paul Fuschini
(520) 490-2000

Description:
Humane Borders, motivated by faith, will work to create a just and humane border environment. We will respond with humanitarian assistance to those who are risking their lives and safety crossing the United States border with Mexico. We encourage the creation of public policies toward a humane, non-militarized border with legalized work opportunities for migrants in the U.S. and legitimate economic opportunities in migrants' countries of origin. We welcome all persons of good faith.

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Immigration Law Clinic, University of Arizona

1145 N. Mountain Ave
same
Tucson, AZ  85719

Phone: (520) 626-5232
Fax: (520) 626-5233
Website: http://www.law.arizona.edu/Depts/Clinics/ILC Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: fresquez@law.arizona.edu
Type of Work: Legal Services
Contact: Bertha Fresquez
fresquez@law.arizona.edu
(520) 626-5232

Description:
Law students under attorney supervision represent a limited number of people undergoing removal proceedings in immigration court in Tucson and provide advice to individuals unable to afford representation.

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Inmigrantes Sin Fronteras

ACMR Member

1832 E. Thomas Rd.

Phone: (602) 255-0123 or (602) 763-9197
Fax: (602) 255-0205
Contact: Elias Bermudez
vado1250@cs.com

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International Rescue Committee - Phoenix

4750 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Suite 200

Phone: (602) 433-2440
Fax: (602) 433-2881
Website: www.theirc.org Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Advocacy
Health And Social Services
Contact: Ashraf Nasr
(602) 433-2440 x207
Contact: Linda McAllister
(602) 433-2440 x221

Description:
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and institutions, develops civil society and good-governance initiatives and promotes human rights. For refugees and asylum seekers in the United States, IRC offices across the country provide a range of assistance aimed at helping new arrivals get settled, integrate and acquire the skills to become self-sufficient. Committed to restoring dignity and self-reliance, the IRC is a global symbol of hope and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.

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International Rescue Committee - Tucson

5102 E. 5th Street

Phone: (520) 319-2128
Fax: (520) 319-2160
Website: www.theirc.org Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Advocacy
Health And Social Services
Contact: Jamal Al-Fakhouri
jamala@theirc.org
(520) 319-2128

Description:
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and institutions, develops civil society and good-governance initiatives and promotes human rights. For refugees and asylum seekers in the United States, IRC offices across the country provide a range of assistance aimed at helping new arrivals get settled, integrate and acquire the skills to become self-sufficient. Committed to restoring dignity and self-reliance, the IRC is a global symbol of hope and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.

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International Union of Bricklayers

5149 N. 11th Ave., #292

Phone: (602) 299-5408
General e-mail: nicolaska@hotmail.com
Type of Work: Organizing

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Islamic Community Center of Phoenix

7516 N. Black Canyon Highway

Type of Work: Community Group
Faith Based
Contact: Dr. Essam Mahmoud
essammah@hotmail.com
(602) 375-8831

Description:
Community center and place of worship for Muslims in Phoenix; outreach and educational services for non-Muslims and Muslims.

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Jewish Labor Committee, Arizona Chapter

ACMR Member

10044 E. Champagne Drive
Sun Lakes, AZ  85248

Phone: (480) 883-9291
General e-mail: jlcbrown@wbhsi.com
Contact: Herman Brown
jlcbrown@wbhsi.com
(480) 883-9291
Contact: Paul Rubin
paulr@ufcw99.com
(800) 523-4422
Contact: Stanley Lubin, Esq.
stanley.lubin@azbar.org
(602) 234-0008

Description:
The Jewish Labor Committee was founded in 1934 as a labor support organization. In addition, it has worked to strengthen civil rights, civil liberties and economic justice. It serves as a bridge between the Jewish community and the labor movement. The Arizona Chapter has voted to join the Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights.

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Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Arizona

ACMR Member

4423 N. 24th St., Suite 400

Phone: (602) 957-3223
Fax: (602) 956-8104
Type of Work: Advocacy
Faith Based
Contact: Karen S. Novachek
karensnova@aol.com
(602) 957-3223

Description:
Advocate with and on behalf of those persons who have no voice or limited voice in public policy decisions. This advocacy is done through Lutheran congregations in Arizona and by working directly with state and local decision makers.

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Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest

ACMR Member

5049 E. Broadway, Suite 102

Phone: (520) 748-2300 x15
Fax: (520) 748-2355
Website: www.lsmsaz.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: lbaker@lsmsaz.org
Type of Work: Health And Social Services
Legal Services
Faith Based
Contact: Lynn Baker
lbaker@lsmsaz.org
(520) 748-2300 x15
Contact: Janell Mouseau
jmouseau@lsmsaz.org
(520) 721-4444
Contact: Craig Thoresen
cthoresen@lsmsaz.org
(602) 248-4400 x115

Description:
Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest provides for all people quality human care services that build and strengthen individuals, families and communities. Since 1971, LSMS has been serving Seniors, Refugees, Individuals, Families and Children. LSMS provides over 300,000 hours of service annually to the homeless, the hungry, the jobless, the disabled, the refugee, the lonely, the isolated, the depressed and oppressed including immigrants and asylees.

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Mariposa Community Health Center

1852 N. Mastick Way

Phone: (520) 281-1550
Fax: (520) 761-2153
Website: www.mariposawomenshealth.com Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Health And Social Services
Contact: James Welden
(520) 281-1550
Contact: JoJean Elenes
jelenes@mariposachc.net
(520) 375-6054
Contact: Joyce Latura
jalatura@mariposachc.net
(520) 375-6076

Description:
Since 1980 MCHC has been the largest primary care provider in Santa Cruz County and the provider of most preventative and public health programs, e.g. immunizations, WIC, nutrition, newborn intensive care follow-up, etc. Mariposa is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that is governed by a community based board of directors. Platicamos Salud is the health promotion and disease prevention department of MCHC. All aspects of health promotion such as education classes, health fairs, support groups, case management follow up and one on one sessions are provided.

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Muslim American Society - AZ Freedom Foundation

ACMR Member

2510 S. Rural Road, #108

Phone: (480) 921-3733
Fax: (480) 784-4627
Website: www.masazfreedom.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: freedomdirector@masaz.org
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Faith Based
Contact: Deedra Abboud
freedomdirector@masaz.org
(480) 921-3733 or (480) 790-9319
Contact: Ahmad Al-Akoum
info@masaz.org
(480) 921-3733

Description:
To build an integrated empowerment process for the American Muslim community through civic education, participation, community outreach and coalition building; to forge positive relationships with other institutions outside of our community, that will ensure and facilitate the protection of civil rights and liberties for American Muslims and all Americans. * Immigration Reform * Civil Rights *Voter registration *Peace/human rights *Patriot Act education *Media (participation and education) * Diversity education *Interfaith

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No More Deaths

ACMR Member

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church 3809 E. Third Street
Tucson, AZ  85716

Phone: (520) 495-5583 (Tucson) or (602) 818-5447 (Phoenix)
Fax: (520) 495-5563
Website: www.nomoredeaths.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: action@nomoredeaths.org
Type of Work: Advocacy
Faith Based
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Laura Ilardo
lilardo@hotmail.com
(602) 818-5447

Description:
No More Deaths is a diverse coalition of communities and individuals of faith and conscience working to end the suffering and deaths of migrants in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. A morally intolerable situation inspired a remarkable humanitarian movement in Southern Arizona in the spring of 2004. Driven by economic inequality, thwarted by ill-conceived U.S. border policy, and ignorant of the harsh conditions of the Sonoran Desert, more than 2,000 men, women and children have died trying to cross the Mexican border into the United States since 1998. Most of the deaths occurred in the brutal heat of the summer months. With another summer of inevitable deaths looming, diverse faith-based and social activist groups - along with concerned individuals - felt compelled to act to stem the death tide and attempt to save at least some lives. The result was the converging of hundreds of volunteers - local, regional and national - who came together to work for one common goal: No Más Muertes: No More Deaths. We embrace an action plan that includes movable desert camps, support of migrant aid centers, maintenance of water stations, Samaritan patrols that search the desert for migrants in need, and advocacy on behalf of migrant-related issues. In July 2005, two No More Deaths volunteers were arrested while evacuating three sick migrants to a medical facility. These volunteers and the crucial humanitarian work of No More Deaths are now on trial. The coalition has launched an ongoing campaign, "Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime" which has mobilized thousands of supporters nationwide and will continue to vigorously work for justice in our desert with direct action and advocacy. We need your help!

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Organización Maya Chapin de Guatemala en Arizona

ACMR Member

Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Antonio Velásquez
avelasquez@migrantrights.org

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PAFCO - Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition

2100 N. Central Ave., Suite 225

Phone: (602) 252-9363
Fax: (602) 252-8664
Website: www.pafcoalition.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: tschmaltzhome@cox.net, cl_lewis@msn.com
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Timothy Schmaltz, MSW
tschmaltzhome@cox.net
(602) 499-5015
Contact: Cynthia Leigh Lewis, MSW
cl_lewis@msn.com
(602) 625-6360

Description:
The Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition (PAFCO) is a historic, diverse, non-partisan alliance of social services, health, community service agencies, advocacy groups, citizen advocacy, and faith-based associations. Hundreds of social, health, and community services agencies, human services groups, citizen action and community groups are represented in the Coalition. The Coalition agency and association members include an estimated 20,000 staff, board members and volunteers serving over 1.5 million people. PAFCO was formed to stop drastic budget cuts to health and human services and urge better options, including new revenues through tax reform, to these budget cuts. The mission of the PAFCO Coalition is to promote increased health and human services funding, while stopping budget cuts to these programs, through new revenues created by fair and equitable tax reform. PAFCO Long Term Goals: * Build a strong, participatory power base for social and health services funding, as well as fair and equitable tax reform. More participating organizations means increased power in the public policy process. *Increase the number of informed participating citizen activists and voters among staff, board, volunteers and clients of member PAFCO groups and agencies and associations. *Overcome the fears, inexperience, lack of knowledge and skills and reticence of any human services groups and agencies for participating in public policy advocacy. *Build allies with business, education, university, unions and other groups who support PAFCO's mission and values. *Increase informed voter participation through voter registration, voter and public education to help overcome current low voter turnout and citizen participation in Arizona's public policy process.

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Rose Family Center

710 W. Michigan

Phone: (520) 908-4431
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Contact: Rosalva A. Bullock
(520) 225-3282
Contact: Maria del Carmen Cota
(520) 908-4331
Contact: Aracely Cañez
(520) 908-4431

Description:
We have a grass roots group of community residents who work as promotoras in our community. Derechos Humanos/Immigration issues is one of the target areas of our work. We organize groups to participate in activities to strengthen our Latino voice, involvement and education.

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Samaritans

314 W. 23rd St.

Website: www.samaritanpatrol.org Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Community Group
Faith Based
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Helen Lundgren
grace9@mindspring.com
(520) 405-3082

Description:
Daily patrols into the desert in search of border crossers in need of medical aid, food or water. Patrols staffed by a medical person, a bilingual person and a third to help.

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School of Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State University

ACMR Member

P.O. Box 870403
Tempe, AZ  85287

Phone: (480) 965-4529 or (480) 965-9199
General e-mail: mary.romero@asu.edu
Type of Work: Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border

Description:
Education, Internships, Research

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SEIU Local 5 AZ

ACMR Member

1802 E. Thomas Rd, Suite 12

Phone: (602) 279-8016
Fax: (602) 266-0449
Website: www.seiu5az.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: martin.manteca@seiu5az.org
Type of Work: Organizing
Contact: Martin Manteca
martin.manteca@seiu5az.org
(602) 279-8016 x21

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Sociedad Hondureña de Arizona

18401 N. 47th St.

Phone: (602) 416-1200
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Contact: Tony Banegas
tbanegas@cox.net
(602) 557-4071

Description:
We started after Hurricane Mitch struck Honduras in October of 1998 and began as a relief group gathering goods and medical supplies. We have grown and expanded our reach and have provided advocacy, support and guidance on immigration issues, specifically Temporary Permit Status (TPS). Lately we have collected and sent to Honduras three 40 foot containers with medical supplies and clothing.

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Somali Association of Arizona

3644 E. McDowell Rd., #210

Phone: (602) 277-7662
Fax: (602) 275-6582
Website: www.somaliusa.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: fweid@somaliusa.org
Type of Work: Community Group
Contact: Fardows Weid
fweid@somaliusa.org
(602) 277-7662
Contact: Siman Qaasim
sqaasim@somaliusa.org
(602) 277-7662

Description:
We are a nonprofit organization and our main focus is assisting Somali Refugees in Arizona.

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Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault

ACMR Member

Main Office: 1600 N. Country Club

Phone: (520) 327-1171
Fax: (520) 327-2992
Contact: Montserrat Caballero
mcaballero@sacasa.org

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Southern Arizona Legal Aid

64 E. Broadway Blvd.

Phone: (520) 623-9465
Fax: (520) 623-0161
Type of Work: Advocacy
Legal Services
Contact: Valerie Hink
valeriehink@hotmail.com
(520) 623-9465 x4124

Description:
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. provides free civil legal services, including immigration legal services, to people living in poverty in ten counties and thirteen reservations in Arizona. Experienced immigration attorneys in SALA's Tucson, Nogales and Bisbee offices represent eligible immigrants in immigration matters before the USCIS, the Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in other civil matters in federal, state, local, tribal and administrative courts. Two attorneys and two paralegals in the Tucson office specialize in assisting immigrant victims of domestic violence and other crimes to seek protection under the immigration provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). SALA's immigration attorneys participate in ongoing training, outreach, development of written materials and coordination of services with other attorneys, and with advocacy and social service agencies in their service area. They are also members of national immigration organizations, including the National Immigration Project, the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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The Brewster Center Domestic Violence Services

2425 N. Haskell Dr., #4

Phone: (520) 320-7556
Website: www.thebrewstercenter.org Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Organizing
Advocacy
Legal Services
Contact: Michele Schubert
executivedirector@thebrewstercenter.org
(520) 320-7556 x104
Contact: Julie Johnston
julie@thebrewstercenter.org
(520) 320-7556 x105
Contact: Joy E. Soler
joy@thebrewstercenter.org
(520) 573-3637

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The Vietnamese Volunteers of Arizona

4630 W. San Miguel Ave.
Glendale, AZ  85301

Phone: (602) 506-1288
Fax: (602) 506-4753
General e-mail: ngabui@mail.maricopa.gov
Type of Work: Community Group
Health And Social Services
Contact: Mr. Nga Bui
ngabui@mail.maricopa.gov
(602) 506-1288

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Tonatierra

ACMR Member

P.O. Box 24009
802 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85006

Phone: (602) 254-5230
Website: www.tonatierra.org Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Advocacy
Primary Focus - US & Mexico Border
Contact: Salvador Reza
srza@aol.com
(602) 743-3876
Contact: Tupac Enrique
chantlaca@aol.com
(602) 254-5230
Contact: Benita Sosanski
(602) 820-7115

Description:
Tonatierra emerges from the long standing tradition of the original inhabitants of the land called Turtle Island, Abya Yala, Itzachilatlan, now known as the American Continent. Thus we struggle to organize our communities along the calpulli principles of family, which evolves into the Tlahtokan, (The Council of Families) and manifests itself in the Hue Hue Tlahtokan, (The Council of Elders). Along these three principles we organize around the needs of the familia, thus we advocate, organize and educate our members and our surrounding communities from the local to the continental level. Tonatierra has spawned economic projects like the Union Pochteca Commissary, now a full fledged economic project with 70 Lunch Trucks. Chantlaca a coffee importation project and silkscreen shop incubates the long standing trade traditions among indigenous peoples from the South to the North of the continent. We have an ongoing Danza Azteca which brings forth the teachings of our ancestors to the youth and elders alike, as well as a cultural curriculum Xinachtli which has been taught at many Phoenix Area School Districts. We also run the Macehualli work center, a self sufficient work center run by the Day Laborers themselves providing jobs to more than 50 people per day. In the defense of our people we have advocated and walked through the Peace and Dignity Journeys the entire continent four times and have done walks and demonstrations to bring attention to the injustices suffered by our migrant communities here in what today is known as the United States. We have presented before the United Nations in Geneva and New York as to the violations of Human Rights not only along the U.S. Mexico border but throughout the Americas.

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Tucson International Alliance of Refugee Communities, Inc. (TIARC)

4228 E. Grant Road # 1
4228 E. Grant Road # 1
Tucson, AZ  85712-2564

Phone: 520-881-4404
Fax: 520-881-4191
Website: www.aztiarc.org Opens web link in new browser window
General e-mail: tiarc@aztiarc.org
Type of Work: Community Group
Other
Contact: Amra Sabanic
tiarc@aztiarc.org
520-881-4404
Contact: Raisa Bograd
tiarc@aztiarc.org
520-881-4404
Contact: Jasminka Birindzic
tiarc@aztiarc.org
520-881-4404

Description:
TIARC is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of refugees and immigrants by assisting them to become self-sufficient and integrated into American society. Accomplish the mission by assisting refugees andimmigrants in areas of family strengthening, social services, housing, child care, education, crime prevention, community health, elders, civic engagement, cultural preservation and leadership development. Build partnerships with government, private organizations, foundations and businesses. Advocate on the local and national levels on issues of importance to the refugee and immigrant population. Promote better understanding and cooperation within and among communities. Provide linkages between refugee and immigrant communities and local mainstream organizations and associations.

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United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 99

ACMR Member

2401 N. Central Ave., 2nd Floor

Phone: (602) 254-0099
Fax: (602) 251-0401
Website: www.ufcw99.com Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Organizing
Contact: Jim McLaughlin
jimm@ufcw99.com
(602) 254-0099
Contact: Paul Rubin
paulr@ufcw99.com
(520) 884-9716
Contact: Martin Hernandez
martinh@ufcw99.com
(602) 254-0099

Description:
We are a union and we represent migrant workers at a number of employers throughout Arizona. We are also involved in organizing migrant workers, especially in food processing and agriculture.

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United Union of Roofers Local 135

ACMR Member

1917 E. Washington St.

Phone: (602) 254-7059
Fax: (602) 254-4201
Website: www.justiceforroofers.com Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Organizing
Contact: Carlos Duarte
ca.duarte@asu.edu
(602) 793-1585
Contact: Masavi Perea
(602) 743-1838
Contact: Teofilo Argueta
(602) 743-1758

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Valle del Sol

4117 N. 17th Street

Phone: (602) 248-8101
Fax: (602) 248-8113
Website: www.valledelsol.com Opens web link in new browser window
Type of Work: Community Group
Organizing
Health And Social Services
Contact: Anita Luera
anital@valledelsol.com
(602) 248-8101 x236
Contact: Luz Sarmina-Gutierrez
luzs@valledelsol.com
(602) 248-8101 x123
Contact: Dan Cortez
danc@valledelsol.com
(602) 248-8101 x158

Description:
Valle del Sol is a non-profit, community based organization which has been part of the community since 1970. We have a long tradition of focusing on behavioral health, social services and prevention for the entire community with a focus on serving Latinos. We also train and recognize Latino leaders. In February of 2000, Valle del Sol sought and received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) for three of its programs. We are able, through this accreditation, to assure the public that the services we provide meet the highest standards possible along with the policies, procedures and practices, as well as health and safety standards from an objective, internationally recognized body. We are very pround of this acheivement because it assures our funders, our clients and ourselves that we are striving for quality in all that we do at Valle del Sol. Our main funders for contracts include ValueOptions, the Department of Economic Security, the Valley of the Sun United Way, and SAMHSA, as well as numerous foundations and individual donors. Latino leadership is also one of our specialties. The Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) is offered to community members who want to make a difference in Latino issues through their involvement. At HLI, participants learn to become experts in issues affecting the Latino community as well as skill building on information crucial to being an effective board member in the community. Valle del Sol

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