Events

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join us and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to register.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Positive Behavioral Supports

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: AASK, 175 E. Corporate Place, Chandler

Training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa SOS Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Arizona Men's Health and Wellness Expo

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Mayo Clinic, 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

An expo featuring prominent leaders from medical, business, sports and non-profit fields, small interactive groups, and exhibits to help men improve the quality of their lives. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. You can call 1-800-259-1703 or visit Arizona Men's Health & Wellness Expo for more information.

Walk With Me

Time: 7:00 am – :
Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Park, Scottsdale

Supporting young children with disabilities, the Walk With Me 1-mile walk and carnival helps create a positive future for children ages birth to 5. Registration is required. Visit the event website for more details.

Climb to Conquer Cancer

Time: 7:00 am – :
Location: South Mountain Park, 10919 S. Central Ave., Phoenix

5.5 mile hike up Summit Road to raise money and awareness to fight back against cancer. Registration is required.

Health Education and Consultations

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Native Health, 4041 N. Central Ave., Bldg. C, Phoenix

No cost cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure and glucose checks. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Limited spaces. Call 602-414-5362 to secure your spot.

Your Next Step is the Cure 5k

Time: 8:00 am – :
Location: Kiwanis Park, 101 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe

The 7th annual Your Next Step is the Cure Arizona 5k raises much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Join the event for family-friendly activities, music, 5k awards and more. Registration is required.

Building Health Community Forum

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Surprise City Hall, Community Room, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise

A forum allowing attendees the opportunity to discuss what is most important to their health and what work needs to be done going forward. Free childcare and a Spanish interpreter is available.

Arizona Foster and Adoptive Family Forum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: West Valley Child Crisis Center, 18001 N. 79th Ave., Ste. C56, Glendale

Join us to learn about the behavioral health services available to children and youth in foster and adoptive care. Foster, adoptive, kinship and group home caregivers are welcome. Dinner and Spanish interpreter provided. No cost to attend. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of class. For questions or to register, email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call Lisa Lucchesi at 602-414-7575 or email lucchesil@mercymaricopa.org.

Adult Care Community Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. 119, Phoenix

Get the latest news about Mercy Maricopa programs and services. No cost to attend. Spanish-language interpretation is available. Light refreshments served. Valley Metro bus route 16.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek SOS Support Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Empact Surviviors of Suicide - Paradise Valley SOS Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Introduction to Health and Wellness - Peer & Family Career Academy

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Heights Church, 2121 Larry Caldwell Dr., Auditorium, Building H-3, Prescott

In this course, peer specialists augment their lifestyle change support skills to encompass wellness, health activation, health literacy and illness management. Course pre-reqs include: certified peer/recovery support specialist, one year of peer support work experience, desire to work in integrated health or health/wellness education, completed application. For more information, contact Jana Spalding at jana.spalding@asu.edu.

Course runs March 1, 2, 8, 9.

Empact Survivors of Suicide Tempe SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: EMPACT-SPC Tempe Office, 618 S. Madison Dr., Tempe

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Arizona Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central, Phoenix

The mission of the coalition is to reduce the number of those with mental disorders and addictions who are incarcerated, through prevention, intervention and treatment. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact David's Hope at info@davidshopeaz.org, 602-774-4382.

Autism Expo

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E Washington St., Phoenix

Autism Expo is for families to connect with local service providers, support and resource organizations in Arizona. The event is no cost. For more information, click here.

National Eating Disorder Assoc. Walk

Time: 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix

1-mile walk around the Phoenix Zoo. Event will include speakers, refreshments, kids crafts, a raffle, and more. Registration is required. $25 Adult, $15 Student, $10 Children. Price includes an all-day pass to the Zoo.

Patriot Run 4 Honor House

Time: 8:00 am – :
Location: Rio Vista Community Park, Peoria

Join the inaugural Patriot Run 4 Honor House featuring 10k, 5k and 1.7 mile runs along the New River Trail System. Proceeds go to Honor House's Operation Healing Journey program. The program focuses on assisting to fill the transitional and medical gaps from the departure of the military to the civilian sector. Registration is required. For more details, visit the event website.

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling: 11th Annual Symposium

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Ave., Phoenix

11th Annual Symposium, Gathering Perspectives on the Road to Recovery. $90 fee. CEUs available. For more information, visit the event website.

NAMI Education Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness to increase your awareness of programs and supportive services now available. You are welcome to bring finger foods to share (optional). No RSVP required and no charge to attend. For more information, visit NAMI Arizona or NAMI Valley of the Sun or NAMI’s national site. For more information, call 480-481-0559.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen SOS Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley SOS Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

GRACE Support Group

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Are you raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Are you raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Join others just like you on the first and third Tuesday of every month. (NOT JANUARY). You can share experiences, make lifelong connections, and find the network of support you have been looking for. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email  pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

CAN DO Support Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

A support group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids. Provides resources, ideas, support and education. Limited child watch and dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa SOS Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, visit here.

Using a Brain-based Approach to Successfully Manage Challenging Behavior

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Halle Heart Museum, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe

Presented by Diana Brown, M.Ed. Explore the Conscious Discipline Brain Model, learn skills to remain composed and offer empathy, recognize brain state and more. Designed for those who work with young children and their families. Lunch included. $75. For more information, visit the event website.

Run to Fight Children's Cancer

Time: 7:00 am – :
Location: Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix

Run to Fight Children's Cancer: 10K run, 5K run/walk and Cancer Survivors Walk. Enjoy post-race festival, including vendor expo, arts and crafts, jump castles, music and more. Registration is required. Visit the event website for more details.

Teal Trek Walk for Ovarian Cancer

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona presents the annual Teal Trek Walk. The event will include a raffle, silent auction, food, music, sand volleyball, stiletto race and kids activities. Tickets can be purchased at the OCAZ website.

Parent Support Group (Spanish Speaking)

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste A-100, Phoenix

Connect with other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral healthcare needs. Limited child watch; light meal served.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: JFCS, 2033 N. 7th St., Phoenix

Attend in person or by conference call. Please call 480-784-1514, ext 2750 to confirm meeting date/time or for more information. Also, for more information, visit AzSPC.

Arizona Peer and Family Coalition

Time: 12:00 pm – :
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join the coalition, dedicated to extending peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. You can participate by phone. Just call 1-626-425-3121 and use access code 402-067-421. Note that long distance charges may apply.

For more information, contact Vicky Johnson, President, at 480-236-2552 or president@azpeerandfamily.org. You can alos visit the Arizona Peer and Family website.

Mental Health Awareness Coalition Meeting

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Arizona Behavioral Health Corp., 1406 N. 2nd St., Phoenix

All community members are welcome. Join the discussion about public education to increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and working to reduce stigma and discrimination. Confirm the meeting date/time at info@azmhac.org. Visit the Mental Health Awareness Coalition website for more information.

Read It and Eat

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Native Health, 4041 N. Central Ave., Bldg. C, 2nd Floor Conference Rm., Phoenix

Read It and Eat is an early literacy and healthy cooking program, helping educate parents on the importance of early reading and obesity prevention. The event is only for families with young children. RSVP is required. Call 602-279-5262, ext. 3457.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek SOS Support Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley SOS Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, visit here.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children on the Autism Spectrum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Rise Services, 4554 E. Inverness Ave., Mesa

Training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Tools and Best Practices for Serving Gender and Sexual Minority Survivors

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Douglas Government Bldg., 1012 G Ave., Conference Room, Douglas

This training will provide best practices for serving LGBTQ survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Registration is required. Visit the event website for more information.

Phoenix Heart Walk

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: CityScape, Downtown Phoenix

The Heart Walk is a 3-mile or 1-mile non-competitive walk that celebrates the strides we're making against heart disease and stroke. Enjoy heart-healthy exhibits and free heart health screenings. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the Phoenix Heart Walk website.

Arizona Foster and Adoptive Family Forum

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Redemption Church, 1820 W. Elliott Rd., Gilbert

Learn about the behavioral health services available to children and youth in foster and adoptive care. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. There is no cost to attend. A 2-hour certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of class. To register, call the Family Involvement Center at 602-288-0155. For questions, email dcs@mercymaricopa.org.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen SOS Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, visit here.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children on the Autism Spectrum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: AASK, 15396 N. 83rd Ave., Ste. A100, Phoenix

Training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa SOS Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, visit here.

Meeting the Needs of Survivors Living with Mental Health Challenges

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: St. Mary's Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Ave., Community Rm., Phoenix

This 3-hour training class will discuss multiple types of mental illness and the impact they may have on survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Registration is required. For more information, visit the AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence website.

Stride for Sight Run/Walk

Time: 8:00 am – :
Location: Arizona Falls, 56th St. & Indian School Rd., Phoenix

Stride for Sight is a unique event for all ages and abilities, with blind and sighted runners competing together. The event helps fund the comprehensive programs at the Foundation for Blind Children. Registration is required. Check out all the details here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley SOS Support Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join us and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register.

Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence: Intervention and Advocacy

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Prescott Police Dept., 222 S. Marina St., Prescott

This 2-hour training is for advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others working with survivors of sexual violence. Registration is required. For more details, visit the event website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children on the Autism Spectrum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15810 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

Training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

World Autism Day

Time: 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Location:

Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. To learn more about autism and World Autism Awareness Day, visit Autism Speaks.

NAMI Education Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness to increase your awareness of programs and supportive services now available. You are welcome to bring finger foods to share (optional). No RSVP required and no charge to attend. For more information, visit NAMI Arizona or NAMI Valley of the Sun or NAMI’s national site. For more information, call 480-481-0559.

GRACE Support Group

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Are you raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Are you raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Join others just like you on the first and third Tuesday of every month. (Not January). You can share experiences, make lifelong connections, and find the network of support you have been looking for. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email  pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

CAN DO Support Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

A support group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids. Provides resources, ideas, support and education. Limited child watch and dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen SOS Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Adult Care Community Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. 119, Phoenix

Get the latest news about Mercy Maricopa programs and services. No cost to attend. Spanish-language interpretation is available. Light refreshments served. Valley Metro bus route 16.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek SOS Support Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley SOS Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Understanding & Implementing the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Elements Event Center, Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa

Learn more about the future of national tribal behavioral health. Registration is required. No cost to attend. For more information, visit the ACOIHC website.

AZ American Indian Behavioral Health Forum IV Follow-up Symposium

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Elements Event Center, Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa

Tribal Unity During a Time of Transition: Finding Solutions. Registration and fees are required. For more information or to register, visit the ACOIHC website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide Tempe SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: EMPACT-SPC Tempe Office, 618 S. Madison Dr., Tempe

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Arizona Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central, Phoenix

The mission of the coalition is to reduce the number of those with mental disorders and addictions who are incarcerated, through prevention, intervention and treatment. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact David's Hope at info@davidshopeaz.org, 602-774-4382.

They Were Asking For It: Transforming Rape Culture and Ending Victim Blame

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Pinal County Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal St., Rm 101, Florence

This 3-hour training examines the socioculture context of sexual violence in the media. Registration is required. Visit the AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence website for more information.

March of Dimes Walk - March for Babies

Time: 7:00 am – :
Location: Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W. Washignton St., Phoenix

Join the March for Babies and help provide a fighting chance for every baby. Registration is required. For more information, visit the March of Dimes.

Walk in the Park

Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Discovery Park, 2214 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert

All proceeds benefit Chandler Christian Community Center programs designed to help individuals move from crisis and poverty to stability. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Walk in the Park event website.

Superhero Race

Time: 7:00 am – :
Location: North Soccer Field, Kiwanis Park, 5299 S. Ash Ave., Tempe

Voices for CASA Children ask you to don your capes and join them for the 4th Annual Superhero Race. 5K/1K/Kids Dash will benefit 12,000 local abused or neglected children in Maricopa County. Registration is required. Costumes encouraged.

Parent Support Group (Spanish Speaking)

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Connect with other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral healthcare needs. Limited child watch; light meal served.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley SOS Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: JFCS, 2033 N. 7th St., Phoenix

Attend in person or by conference call. Please call 480-784-1514, ext 2750 to confirm meeting date/time or for more information. Also, for more information, visit AzSPC.

Arizona Peer and Family Coalition

Time: 12:00 pm – :
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join the coalition, dedicated to extending peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. You can participate by phone. Just call 1-626-425-3121 and use access code 402-067-421. Note that long distance charges may apply.

For more information, contact Vicky Johnson, President, at 480-236-2552 or president@azpeerandfamily.org. You can alos visit the Arizona Peer and Family website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children with Alcohol-related Neurological Diseases

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15810 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

Training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa SOS Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen SOS Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Mental Health Awareness Coalition Meeting

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Arizona Behavioral Health Corp., 1406 N. 2nd St., Phoenix

Got a community event you'd like us to include in our listing? Just email the details and/or flyer to alonzom@mercymaricopa.org. Get them to us early.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek SOS Support Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley SOS Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children with Alcohol-related Neurological Diseases

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: AASK, 2320 N. 20th St., Phoenix

Training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Crisis Management for Family Members

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 924 N. Country Club Dr., Training Room 1, Mesa

Are you a family member who often faces crisis behavior and situations? This meeting provides four hours of training on how to prevent possible future crisis situations through positive redirection and verbal intervention. Training provided by Marc Community Resources. To register, or for more information, contact Dawn McReynolds at 480-244-8110 or dawn.mcreynolds@marccr.com.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children with Alcohol-related Neurological Diseases

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Rise Services, 4554 E. Inverness Ave., Mesa

Training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley SOS Support Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join us and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm. 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa SOS Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more info, click here.

8th Annual Ability360 Center Health and Wellness Fair (TWO-DAY EVENT)

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix

Friday, April 28, 12 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A two-day health fair offering education, health screenings. Open to consumers, families and healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. No cost to attend. You can contact David Carey at 602-443-0723, or davidc@ability360.org for more information.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., 2nd Floor, Phoenix

This 3-hour training focuses on efforts to create social change in our communities through prevention. Registration is required. For more information, visit the AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence website.