Important information and referrals for financial, health care, child development, nutrition services and more will be offered at the new Community Assistance Resource Center in Peoria.
The city of Peoria will host a grand opening for its first resource center at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Peoria Community Center in Old Town Peoria.
“The well-being of every person and every family in our community strengthens our whole community,” Mayor Cathy Carlat said. “This center provides access to opportunities for health, stability and self-sufficiency, and I’m thrilled we are opening the door to the resources that will assist our residents as they strive to live their best life.”
Funded through Community Development Block Grant Program and the Peoria General Fund, the Community Assistance Resource Center will house several nonprofit organizations that can provide a wide range of assistance to Peoria residents.
Bloom 365; Child Crisis Arizona; Marc Community Resources; Women, Infants, and Children; Stepping Up for Seniors; Foundation for Senior Living; Benevilla (See related story); Arizona at Work, Jobs for Arizona Graduates; and Medicare Planning Solutions will partner with the PeoriaSUPPORT program to have a presence at the center.
Residents can get information, attend workshops, sign up for assistance or consult with experts.
“The implementation and commitment to a local resource center truly recognizes the needs of our residents to have services which are closer to home, easy to access and available from a continuum of providers,” said Carin Imig, Peoria’s community assistance manager. “By working with such a wide variety of professional nonprofit service providers, we are able to offer more holistic services and approaches to some of the most difficult issues someone may be facing individually or as a family.”
For more information about the grand opening or the resource center, call 623-773-7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.