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Public Forums
David's Hope holds regular public forums focused on bringing an end to the criminalization of those with mental health disorders and addictions. Our ongoing Roundtable dialogues include topics such as Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement, Mental Health Courts, Evidence Based Correctional Practices, Re-entry and Juvenile Justice.

All Roundtable events are free and open to the public. Forums are held throughout the year. Please call for more details. We would love to have your participation and need your support as part of our growing coalition.
ACLU of Arizona
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Arizona is responsible for public education programs and litigation in defense of civil liberties.

Along Side Ministries
Our vision is to reach out to the incarcerated with the love of Christ and assist these men and women to successfully transition from prison back into the local community.

American Friends Service Committee
A Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Arizona Center for Disability Law
The Arizona Center for Disability Law is a non profit public interest law firm dedicated to protection and advocacy for individuals with disabilities. The Center performs information and referral, education and outreach, individual representation, systemic reform litigation and public policy work on behalf of people with disabilities and their families.

Arizona Complete Health
Arizona Complete Health-Complete Care Plan is an integrated health plan for members served by Arizona’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). As an integrated plan, our health plan covers both your physical and behavioral health benefits.

Beginning on October 1st, 2018, Arizona Complete Health-Complete Care Plan is available to individuals enrolled in AHCCCS and living in the following counties: Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yuma, and on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.

Arizona Department of Corrections
Website that provides information regarding all prisons in Arizona, policies, and inmate database.

Arizona Homeless Shelter Directory
Arizona Shelters and Social Services.

Arizona Psychiatric Society
The Arizona Psychiatric Society (APS) is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, a medical specialty society recognized worldwide.  The objectives of the Arizona Psychiatric Society are to continuously improve the ability of its members to provide quality psychiatric services to persons in need and their families.  The Society strives to promote the welfare of all those with mental illness and to foster the medically-based principles of psychiatry.

Arizona Self Help
A Project by Arizona Community Action Association.
Arizona Self Help is a free and easy way to find out if your family can get help from 40 different health and human services programs. This website provides convenient one-stop access.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Mental Health and the Justice System
Cases involving individuals with mental health issues have posed challenges to the justice system, as well as to the person involved and their families.  The Judiciary is in a unique position to bring community stake holders together to develop solutions to improve the administration of justice for those with mental and behavioral healthcare needs.  The Committee on Mental Health and the Justice System, is established by Administrative Order 2018-71

Arizona Women's Education & Employment
AWEE is Arizona's preeminent workforce development organization, offering a diverse range of evidence-based training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

AZ Court Care
The purpose of this website is to help you better understand the treatment options for a person with a serious mental health disorder who is unable or unwilling to get help for themselves.  Arizona law provides ways to obtain an involuntary mental health evaluation, involuntary treatment, and emergency hospitalization for a psychiatric evaluation.  This website gives you the forms needed and explains the process involved.

Bernardo Garcia Law
Criminal Defense Attorney Representing the Mentally Ill Criminal Defendant

Brain Injury Alliance Arizona
The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) is a statewide non-profit organization that has made the invisible visible for over 35 years. Our goal is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, and education. We strive to support, connect, and empower survivors, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them through information, resources, training, and programs.

Campaign for Youth Justice
The Campaign for Youth Justice is dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system.

Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is a research and training center affiliated with the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University.

Central Arizona Shelter Services
Ending homelessness in Phoenix has been at the heart of CASS’ work for over 25 years. As the largest provider of shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals in Arizona, we shelter nearly 1,000 men, women and children each night.

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization that was formed to halt the exponential growth in the state prison population.

Community Bridges, Inc. Celebrate Believe Inspire  
Mission - To maintain the Dignity of Human Life
Purpose - To be an agent of positive change in our communities. At CBI no one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay.

Community Partners
Founded and based in Tucson, Community Partners built a comprehensive behavioral healthcare system that has served Pima County for more than 20 years and Southeastern Arizona for 15 years, and counting. Our driving principle is Caring for All of You.

ConnectionsAZ, Inc. is a physician-led company established in 2009 that specializes in providing emergency/crisis psychiatric services available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Our primary goal is to be here when you need us most and to provide easy access services, including:Crisis observation and stabilization Coordination of care with family and other supports, including treatment providers. Integrated treatment for co-morbid medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension Involuntary evaluations.

COPA Health
In 1957, nine families came together to form an organization to advocate for those with special needs. Through the years, our services have expanded to include not only intellectual and developmental disabilities, but also mental health issues, housing, veterans’ services, elder care, family support, integrated primary care, case management and psychiatric care.

COPA Health - Information and Resources

Crisis Now  -    National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Crisis Services Task Force. (2016). Crisis now: Transforming services is within our reach. Washington, DC: Education Development Center, Inc. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention by championing suicide prevention as a national priority, catalyzing efforts to implement high-priority objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP), and cultivating the resources needed to sustain progress.

Crisis Response Network
Crisis Response Network, Inc. (CRN) is a network of crisis providers in Arizona that offers a comprehensive array of community based crisis services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are committed to achieving health outcomes and system efficiencies. In Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County, services include a 24/7 Crisis Telephone Line, Crisis to Wellness follow up services, Crisis Mobile Teams, CrisisTransportation, Connect to Care (Response to emergency departments), along with two Child Protective Services (CPS) crisis programs. In Pima County, the Crisis Response Network of Southern Arizona (CRN/SA) provides a 24/7 Crisis Telephone Line and mobile teams.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
Families Against Mandatory Minimums is the national voice for fair and proportionate sentencing laws. We shine a light on the human face of sentencing, advocate for state and federal sentencing reform, and mobilize thousands of individuals and families whose lives are adversely affected by unjust sentences. Sentences that fit. Justice that works.

Flikshop helps families stay connected to their incarcerated loved ones. Family members add photos and messages from their cell phone and Flikshop will print the photo along with a note, on real tangible postcards and mail them directly to their loved one's cell.  
Click here to see how Flikshop works. 

Gains Center
The Gains Center's primary focus is on expanding access to community based services for adults diagnosed with co-occuring mental illness and substance use disorders at all points of contact with the justice system. The Center strives to help communities achieve integrated systems of mental health and substance abuse services for those who come in contact with the justice system.

Gina's Team
Named for Gina Panetta who died while serving time in an Arizona prison, actively promotes education and self-sufficiency for incarcerated women and men in Arizona and the United States at no cost to the prisons.

Goodwill Industries International
North America's leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Health Services Advisory Group    
We Are on a Mission to Make Healthcare Better. For more than three decades, HSAG has been committed to improving the quality of healthcare services in order to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. We provide: Healthcare quality expertise to those who deliver care and those who receive care. Tools and resources for patients, families, and caregivers to be advocates for their own health.

Hope Incorporated
Helping Ourselves Pursue Enrichment  Hope's mission is to create an environment that empowers members to make their own choices about their recovery journey.

Hope Lives - Vive La Esperanza 
Hope Lives is a peer/community run organization in Arizona which provides behavioral health support including forensic peer support services. 

Justice Center
The Council of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies—informed by available evidence—to increase public safety and strengthen communities.

Mental Health America
Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental health disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy and education.

Mental Health Coalition of Verde Valley
The Mental Health Coalition of Verde Valley was formed as a result of a statewide conversation on mental health issues that took place in Sedona AZ in September 2013. The current steering committee consists of health care professionals and Verde Valley residents working to address mental health issues in the local community. The coalition is presently managed entirely by dedicated volunteers. Meetings are held monthly.

Mental Health Resources in Arizona
NAMI Yavapai and NAMI Sedona - A Joint Project

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
Mercy Maricopa became the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) for Maricopa County on April 1, 2014. We offer two health plans: Mercy Maricopa and Mercy Maricopa Advantage. Mercy Maricopa serves people who qualify for RBHA services. Mercy Maricopa Advantage serves people who qualify for RBHA services, have Medicaid, have been determined to have a serious mental illness (SMI) and have Medicare.

Middle Ground Prison Reform Inc.
To protect and define the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of the incarcerated. We support genuine efforts at rehabilitation of criminal offenders, which, in turn, fully restores them to our communities, promotes family stability, authentic long-term public safety, and reduces the numbers of crime victims in our society.

NAMI Flagstaff
NAMI Flagstaff raises awareness and provides education, advocacy, and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. It is Flagstaff Arizona's local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI Yavapai
National Alliance on Mental Illness Yavapai County Arizona is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Arizona
Join the thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness. When you join now you become a part of NAMI at the national, state and local levels. member benefits include: The Advocate, member discounts, convention registration discounts, access to our online member community, and more.

National Juvenile Justice Network
Through education, community-building and leadership development, NJJN enhances the capacity of juvenile justice coalitions and organizations in 33 states to press for state and federal laws, policies and practices that are fair, equitable and developmentally appropriate for all children, youth and families involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the justice system.

Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority
NARBHA provides solutions that improve the health and healthcare experience and quality of life for individuals and diverse communities. We continuously enhance our behavioral health provider network by increasing consumer choices when receiving services throughout northern Arizona. NARBHA continues to expand programs, services, and providers to strive to meet people's needs within their own communities.

People With Disabilities Foundation
Our Mission is to provide education and advocacy for people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities, with or without physical disabilities, so that they can achieve equal opportunities in all aspects of life. Our goal is to provide total integration of people with mental disabilities into the whole of society.

Phoenix Dream Center
A volunteer driven nonprofit organization, exists to serve homeless, low-income and struggling individuals and families by providing resources, opportunities and supportive services to help them realize their dream of living a self-sufficient life.

Prison Fellowship
Prison Fellowship walks with prisoners through the different stages of their journey. We also help prisoners and their families rejoin their journeys, staying connected during incarceration, adjusting well when prisoners return home. We're committed to the journey.

Right on Crime
A project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a research institute in Austin, TX committed to limited government, free markets, private property rights, individual liberty and personal responsibility.

RI International
Mission - Empowering people to recover, succeed in accomplishing their goals, find meaning and purpose in life, and reconnect with themselves and others.  Vision - Activating the next generation of frame-breaking healthcare innovation to support people beyond their behavioral health needs and succeed in the community where they live, work, and play.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Nationwide Housing Locator Service

Solitary Watch
Solitary Watch is a public website aimed at bringing the widespread use of solitary confinement and other forms of torture in U.S. prisons out of the shadows and into the light of the public square.

Southwest Center for Equal Justice
Educate / Collaborate / Advocate / Litigate Eliminate systemic bias and disparate treatment in the criminal justice system toward persons economically disadvantaged and persons suffering from mental illness.

Southwest Fair Housing Council
SWFHC is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and assisting victims of housing discrimination in exercising their rights. The Fair Housing Act protects people from adverse treatment in any housing transaction based upon seven protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and familial status. Depending on where you reside in Arizona, you may also be protected on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, and marital status.

Stand Together and Recover Centers
The mission of STAR is to empower adults diagnosed with a mental illness living within Maricopa County by providing non-clinical peer-run support services to promote personal recovery through socialization, education and self advocacy.

Stepping Up Initiative
Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.
Sign on for access to a comprehensive toolkit, for your use in the effort to decriminalize mental illness.

St. Joseph the Worker
Our mission is to assist homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through permanent, full-time employment.

Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
TCJC works with peers, policy-makers, practitioners, and community members to identify and promote smart justice policies that safely reduce Texas' costly over-reliance on incarceration - creating stronger families, less taxpayer waste, and safer communities.

The Kennedy Forum 
The Kennedy Forum was founded by Patrick J. Kennedy in 2013, and is focused on advancing the current ideas, policies, and programming in behavioral health known to be effective, while shining a light on the solutions of the future. We seek to provide leadership toward a common vision: improving the lives of individuals living with mental illness and addiction, and promoting behavioral health for all.

The NARBHA Institute | Inspiring hope, energizing coalitions, and amplifying diverse voices. 
The NARBHA Institute, an IRC 501(c)3 not for profit organization and public charity, is the successor to the former Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority. Adopted by our Board of Directors, this evolution reflects our aspiration of aligning our legacy of stewardship with the profound opportunity to advance and improve integrated wellness in our communities.

Treatment Advocacy Center
A national nonprofit organization focused on eliminating barriers to the treatment of severe mental illness

Valleywise Health - Behavioral Health
If you or your loved one are living with mental illness or experiencing a behavioral health concern, you deserve access to timely, compassionate and evidence-based treatment. Valleywise Health has resources, services and caring staff members to provide personalized and dedicated care to support your brain health and assist you in improving your whole health.