Community-based, peer and family support providers

Community-Based, Peer And Family Support Providers

Peer‑run recovery centers
Recovery programs run by individuals with lived
experience who focus on wellness and helping individuals
achieve a healthy and meaningful life.

C.H.E.E.E.R.S (CENTER 4 HEALTH, ENLIGHTENMENT, ENRICHMENT, AND EMPOWERMENT RENEWAL SERVICES)
1950 W. Heatherbrae Dr., Ste. 2
Phoenix, AZ 85015
602‑246‑7607
www.cheeers.org

RECOVERY EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
212 E. Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602‑248‑0368
www.renaz.org

NAZCARE
Rising Star Wellness Center
879 N. Plaza Dr., Ste. 101‑E
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
480‑982‑1514
www.nazcare.org

STAR (STAND TOGETHER AND RECOVER)
www.thestarcenters.org
STAR CENTRAL
2502 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602‑685‑1295

STAR EAST
1310 W. University Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85201
480‑649‑3642
STAR WEST
605 N. Central Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
623‑882‑8463

STAR LIFE SKILLS CENTER
2144 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602‑795‑9567

HOPE LIVES‑ VIVE LA ESPERANZA
1551 W. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
1‑855‑747‑6522
www.vivehopelives.org

Family‑run organizations
Organizations with lived experience in providing
support, resources and education to families, parents
and caregivers raising children and young adults
with emotional, physical and behavioral health care
challenges.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT CENTER
5333 N. 7th
Ste., A‑100
Phoenix AZ 85014
602‑412‑4095
www.familyinvolvementcenter.org
For telephone support, contact the Parent Assistance
Center, 602‑288‑0155, toll‑free 1‑877‑568‑8468 or email
pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

MENTALLY ILL KIDS IN DISTRESS (MIKID)
2642 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602‑253‑1240 or 1‑800‑356‑4543
www.mikid.org

REACH FAMILY SERVICES, INC./ALCANZA SERVICIOS DE FAMILIA
3535 W. Southern Ave.
Ste. 128
Phoenix, AZ 85041
602‑512‑9000
www.reachfamilyservicesinc.org

NAMI ARIZONA (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS)
NAMI Arizona offers a helpline for information on mental illness, referrals to treatment and community services, and information on local consumer and family self‑help groups throughout Arizona. NAMI Arizona provides emotional support, education and advocacy to people of all ages who are affected by mental illness.
5025 E. Washington St.
Ste. 112
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602‑244‑8166
www.namiaz.org

NAMI VALLEY OF THE SUN (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS)
NAMI Valley of the Sun is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through various programs and classes in Maricopa County. All NAMI Signature Programs are taught or facilitated by trained volunteers. All NAMI programs are free.
602‑244‑8166
www.namivalleyofthesun.org

NAMI Family Support Groups provide support for families and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness. Groups meet for 90 minutes, one to two times a month, throughout Maricopa County. No registration is required. For
the most up to date list see: https://namivalleyofthesun.org/family‑support/

NAMI Family to Family Program is a 12 week long series of classes for the families, caregivers and loved ones of adults living with mental illness. This course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. To enroll email: education@namivalleyofthesun.org

NAMI Basics is a 6 week series of classes for the families, caregivers and loved ones of children and teens who have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having a mental illness. This course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. The program includes information on how to work with the schools
and the juvenile justice systems. To enroll email: education@namivalleyofthesun.org

NAMI Connection is a support group for individuals living with a mental illness. These groups meet for 90 minutes weekly. For more information see: https://namivalleyofthesun.org/peer‑support/

RAISING SPECIAL KIDS
Support and information for parents of children, from birth to age 26, with a full range of disabilities and special health care needs. Authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to provide assistance in special education to families and schools. Serves as a Family‑to‑Family Health Information Center, funded by the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
5025 E. Washington St.
Ste. 204
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602‑242‑4366 or 1‑800‑237‑3007
www.raisingspecialkids.org
info@raisingspecialkids.org

Peer support groups
There are many support groups available. They’re sponsored by Mental Health Guild. The groups provide support and information to those diagnosed with a mental illness. They also offer education and socialization. The groups are facilitated by peers. Loved ones are welcome to come for support. 
There is no charge or registration needed to attend. Groups are subject to change. You can contact Andy at 480‑994‑4407 to confirm meeting times and dates. You can also go online to www.mentalhealthaz.org/
Peer support groups are facilitated by trained mental health consumers. They focus on adult 18+ consumer issues.

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