April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

What is Sexual Violence? Sexual violence means that someone forces or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Reasons someone might not consent include fear, age, illness, disability, and/or influence of alcohol or other drugs....

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

According to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities‘ (NACDD) most recent Impact report, approximately 5 million individuals in the United States have developmental disabilities (DD). As defined in the DD Act, a developmental disability is:...

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Community Partnership Leads to Employment for our Members

Our Estrella de Vida Program (EDV) is a transitional living facility partnered with a day program that teaches independent living, employment, coping, relapse prevention, conflict resolution skills, and much more! We serve community members aged 18 and up. Recently,...

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Celebrating Our Employees Who Are Social Workers

Marshneil Lal, LCSW - Clinical Trainer “To borrow from Haunani Kay-Trask, I value my role as a social worker because, "Our strength lies in our unity. We must come together, across tribal lines and boundaries, to fight for our collective rights." Mickale J. Burns,...

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2024 Highlights – Jeremyah Memorial 5K Walk/Run

On Saturday, February 3rd, the EMPACT-SPC’s Prevention Department held its annual 5K Walk/Run at Tempe Kiwanis Park to Support Survivors of Suicide - the 18th anniversary of this special event. Over 400 people were in attendance, including Survivors of Suicide,...

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Save The Date – Take Back The Night Phoenix 2024

Save The Date - April 4, 2024 We are hosting our annual Take Back The Night event on April 4, 2024, in partnership with ASU. This is a free event open to the community honoring victims of sexual and domestic violence. Agencies will be tabling to provide information...

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