Arizona/Verde Valley Support/Self-Help Services

• Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid health care program. To apply, call the Family Assistance Administration: 928-649-6800.

• AIDS and HIV clinic, Northland Cares 928-771-0023, covers the five northern counties. Mailing address: 3112 Clearwater Drive Suite A, Phoenix, AZ 86305. Toll free phone number: 888-405-8437.

• Alcoholics Anonymous meets seven days a week in Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Cornville, Sedona, Village of Oak Creek, and on the Yavapai Apache Nation. Call 928-646-9428 for meeting times and information.

• Alzheimer's and related dementia support group meets every Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, 9:30 a.m., 110 Indian Cliff Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Phone number: 928-282-8969.

• American Cancer Society, 403 N. Agassiz St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Call 800-227-2345 or 928-526-3800.

• American Heart Association, 800-242-1793.

• Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) was created to provide quality long-term care for people who cannot pay for the care they need. In Yavapai County, call 928-634-8101.

• Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, 830 S. Main Suite 1-H, Cottonwood 86326. Call 928-634-9789. Provides one-on-one support for school-aged children, predominantly from single-parent homes.

• Childbirth education, $25 for five classes, Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Teen childbirth classes, $15 for three classes, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Both sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center, 928-639-6437.

Yavapai County Community Health Services offers low-cost medical services to the public. Call 928-639-8130 for more information.

• Four County Conference on Developmental Disabilities provides disability services and advocacy assistance, call 928-778-3391.

• The Arizona Office of Problem Gambling offers a toll-free Arizona helpline at 1-800-639-8783.

• Infant massage classes for parents and babies, and certification training led by Olga Morris at Verde Valley Medical Center. Call 928-634-7470.

• Mentally Ill Kids in Distress (M.I.K.I.D.) provides support services for parents and family members of children or adolescents with behavioral health problems. Call 1-800-356-4543 for information.

• Narcotics Anonymous. Call 928-634-2119 for community meeting times.

• Overeaters Anonymous holds free meetings every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Verde Valley Medical Center. For more information, call Marjorie at 928-399-0934.

• Planned Parenthood Offices is a national organization that provides reproductive health care and education at its centers. Call 855-207-7526 for information on centers in Arizona.

• Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Hotline: 1-800-833-4642.

• Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels in Cottonwood, call 928-634-5450.

• Verde Valley Guidance Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides behavioral health care services. Call 928-634-2236 or visit 8 E. Cottonwood St., Cottonwood 86326.

• Verde Valley Sanctuary provides shelter, community outreach and legal advocacy to victims of family violence. Call the 24-hour hotline at 928-634-2511 or 1-800-930-7233.

• The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental nutrition support for women, infants and children. Call WIC toll free at 1-800-252-5942 to apply.

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