Tue, July 16

2011: 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 (Ctw.).

• AIDS and HIV clinic, Northland Cares 928-771-0023, Covers the five Northern Counties., PO BOX 183, Flagstaff, AZ 86002, Arizona toll frees provides medical care and counseling: in Prescott 888-405-2437.

• Alcoholics Anonymous, 928-646-9428, Meetings: AA meets seven days a week in Camp Verde Cottonwood and Sedona. There are also groups in Village of Oak Creek and Clarkdale. Call for specific meeting times, information and quarterly pamphlet listings.

• Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia Support Groups, 928-284-1021 at Sedona Winds. The group meets the third Monday of every month, 2:30 p.m. in the library of the independent living community, 405 Jacks Canyon next door to Sedona Winds.

• American Cancer Society, (Infoline) 800-227-2345; 2724 E. Lakin Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, 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.

• Big Brother/Big Sisters, 830 S. Main Suite 1-H, Cottonwood, 86326, 928-634-9789. Provides one-to-one support for children 5-16 who are part of a single-parent family or children being raised by grandparents.

• Childbirth classes sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. Contact: Cindy , 928-639-6437.

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

• Disability Services and Advocacy Assistance - Four County Conference on Developmental Disabilities. Now servicing all disabilities. 928-778-3391 or 1-800-559-3391.

• Gambling problem helpline: 800-777-7207.

• Infant Massage free class/parent support group. Sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center First Steps/Healthy Families, United Way and Arizona School of Integrative Studies. Meets every Thursday at 10:30 a.m to noon in the Healing Arts Center in Old Town Cottonwood. Contact: Olga Morris, 928-634-7470.

• M.I.K.I.D. (Mentally Ill Kids In Distress), call 1-800-356-4543 for information, Support group for parents & family members of children or adolescents with behavioral health problems.

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

• Overeaters Anonymous: 284-0794. Friday evenings at 6 p.m. Unity Church, Deer Trail, Sedona.

• Planned Parenthood Offices provides reproductive health care and education at its centers statewide. For information in Yavapai County call 928-776-0420 - for Coconino County call 928-779-3653.

• Pregnancy & Breast Feeding Hotline: 800-833-4642

• R.I. Discovery is a support group that meets on Sunday at 2 p.m. This is a free self help group for those suffering from fear, anger, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Call Lorraine at 928-282-7226 for more information.

• Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels– Cottonwood: 928-634-5450, Camp Verde 567-6356.

• Verde Valley Guidance Clinic, 8 E. Cottonwood Street, Cottonwood, 86326, 928-634-2236; 24- hour hotline and outpatient clinic for behavioral health problems including drug and alcohol counseling. Special Groups for Registered Clients, call for an appointment.

• Verde Valley Sanctuary: 928-634-2511 or 1-800-930-7233 For female victims of domestic violence.

• WIC - Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children -- builds healthy families through food and nutrition. To apply call 1-800-252-5942.