Peoria SUPPORT Services
- Liaison between citizens in need and nonprofit organizations
- Collaboration and partnerships between the City of Peoria and outside organizations
- Awareness Series seminars
- Annual Nonprofit Event
- Fair housing information and issue resolution
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Community Resource Guide Spanish (PDF)
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Awareness Series Seminars
Making a Difference in the Life of a Child in Foster Care
May 25, 2016 4:00-6:00 pm
Rio Vista Recreation Ctr—8866A W. Thunderbird Rd, Peoria AZ 85382
Relationships Matter! Children in the Arizona foster care system need a lot of things but mainly they need a relationship with caring adults who will help them transition through this troubling time of their life. AASK has been assisting children in the Arizona foster care system for nearly 30 years. Experience, innovation, and this singular focus is what has made AASK the largest agency in the state that finds family relationships for children who have been removed from their homes. Over 1,200 children in foster care spend a night in a family home that is supported by AASK. More than 4,000 children have been assisted by AASK to find their "forever family" through adoption.
This session will cover why children come into the foster care system, how our State's system is designed to meet their case management needs and how AASK designs programs with a singular focus of meeting the children's relational needs. Current and former foster and adoptive families will share via video how their commitment was tested by both the foster care system as well as the children. This session will give you a greater understanding of the realities and rewards associated with caring for these children. This presentation will be facilitated by the knowledgeable staff at AASK and you will have a chance to talk to staff about any individual questions you may have.
Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Conference
June 22, 2016 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
DCS Building - 9875 N 85th Ave, Peoria AZ 85345
Peoria SUPPORT has invited the Alzheimer’s Association to share information related to Alzheimer’s disease. According to the 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures by the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing—and growing fast. Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease. Currently, Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in American that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll, not just on those with the disease, but on entire families. This free conference can provide valuable information for caregivers, family members and friends of someone with Alzheimer’s. The three topics to be presented are: The Basics: memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer’s; Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors /Effective Communication Strategies and; Legal/Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s.
To register for any of these seminars, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-773-7070
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Being an intergenerational community has many benefits for both young and old. Please click on this link to view the video highlighting various ways cities, citizens and nonprofits are working together to create age-friendly communities: Connect60Plus.com