Tue, June 18

Verde Valley Support and Self-Help Services

The following is a guide to support and self-help services here in the Verde Valley:

• AIDS and HIV clinic through Northland Cares. Free, safe, confidential HIV testing every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3112 Clearwater Drive Suite A, Prescott, AZ 86305. Call 928-776-4612 or visit

• Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Rimrock, Sedona and Yavapai Apache Nation. Located at 2619 S Union Dr, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Call 928-646-9428 or visit

• Alzheimer's and related dementia resources can be found at the Desert Southwest Chapter, Northern Arizona Regional Office, 3111 Clearwater Dr., Suite A, Prescott, AZ 86305. Call 928.771.9257 or visit

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

• American Indian Health Providers can be found at the Division of Fee-For-Service Management, Claims Customer Service. Call 602-417-7670 or visit

• Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid health care program. To apply, call 1-855-432-7587 or visit

• American Heart Association offers care, education and research. Call 800-242-1793 or visit Department of Economic Security (DES) offers temporary assistant for those in need. Call 928-649-6800 or visit

• Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) was created to provide quality long-term care for people who cannot pay for the care they need. Located at 1 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Call 928-634-8101 or visit

• Big Brothers and Big Sisters provides one-on-one support for school-aged children, predominantly from single-parent homes. Located at 830 S. Main Suite 1-H, Cottonwood 86326. Call 928-634-9789 or visit

• Childbirth education classes are held on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Call 928-639-6437 or visit

• Developmental disability advocacy and free referrals can be found at Four County Conference on Developmental Disabilities. Located at 325 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, AZ 8630 Call 928-778-3391 or visit

• Gambling problems can be assisted through the Arizona Office of Problem Gambling. Call 1-800-639-8783 or visit

• Health-e-Arizona Plus for medical assistance, nutrition assistance, and cash assistance. You can also report changes, renew your benefits, see your AHCCCS enrollment, nutrition and cash assistance benefit amounts, the status of your application, letters, and more. Call 1-855-432-7587 or visit

• Mentally Ill Kids in Distress (MIKID) provides support services for parents and family members of children or adolescents with behavioral health problems. Located at 3075 N. Windsong Rd. Suite A, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Call 928-775-4448 or visit

• Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Located at the Valley Verde Guidance Clinic, 748 North Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Call 928-634-2119 or visit

• Overeaters Anonymous holds free meetings every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Verde Valley Medical Center, Conference Room A, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Call 928-399-0934 or visit

• Planned Parenthood Offices is a national organization that provides reproductive health care and education at its centers. Located at 2500 S. Woodlands Village Blvd., Suite 12, Flagstaff, AZ 8600. Call 855-207-7526 or visit

• Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Hotline: 1-800-833-4642.Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels in Cottonwood, call 928-634-5450. Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) control program offers county health department clinical care. Call 928-639-8132 or visit

• Verde Valley Sanctuary provides shelter, community outreach and legal advocacy to victims of family violence. Located at 1225 State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336. Call 928-634-2511 or the hotline at 1-800-930-7233 or visit

• Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental nutrition support for women, infants and children. Call 1-800-252-5942 or visit Yavapai County Community Health Services offers low-cost medical services to the public. Located at 10 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Call 928-639-8130 or visit