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Today young people more than ever are exposed to sex, violence, drugs, and alcohol. Teaching them how to make the right choices is crucial to their development and future. Youth need to educate themselves on how to make the right choices. Santa Cruz County is fortunate to have programs that can help young people address these topics with their parents. ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Senior Center continues to serve our elder

Our Santa Cruz Senior Center more than ever needs the support of our community. Santa Cruz Senior Center is a non-profit organization, also known as the Santa Cruz Council On Aging. The Santa Cruz Senior Center opened its doors to the senior population of Santa Cruz County in 1972. It currently serves 43 seniors ages 60 years and over. The  center ... Read More »

“Community leaders addressing our veterans needs”

On Friday, November 6th several community leaders gathered at the Nogales City Hall to asses the needs of our veterans in Santa Cruz County. The American Red Cross, State Representative Rosanna Gabaldón, Read More »

Jump Back to School Committee host BBQ

The Jump Back to School Planning Committee hosted a barbecue party in honor of all the volunteers, businesses, non-profit, and government organizations who participated in the back to school event in August. The JBTS BBQ was held at the Nogales High School Ramada on Saturday, October 3rd. Several representatives from different organizations were in attendance. The barbecue followed with certificates ... Read More »

Mariposa Care Plus

Mariposa Community Health Center offers a full range of primary care services with a focus on preventive care and community-based solutions that enhance both individual care and the health of our communities. Recognizing that patients with complex chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma, require additional services to effectively manage their health, Mariposa established the “Mariposa ... Read More »

MCHC Celebrates National Health Center Week and Honors Congressman Raúl Grijalva

Mariposa Community Health Center joined health centers nationwide to celebrate National Health Center Week August 9-15, 2015 with a special reception on Wednesday, August 12th at our Nogales location. Approximately 40 individuals attended the reception; including Congressman Raúl Grijalva, Senator Andrea Dalessandro, City of Nogales Mayor John Doyle, Vice-Mayor Greg Lucero, City Council Members Joe Diaz, Cesar Parada and Robert ... Read More »

Court Appointed Special Advocate make a difference in Santa Cruz County

In 1976 a judge in Washington State recruited and trained community volunteers to advocate in dependency cases.  In 1977 the first pilot program was implemented in Washington State.  Following this model, programs started developing all across the United States. CASA is the only program of its kind.  Because of CASA, more than 2 million children in the U.S. have found ... Read More »

Rio Rico School Blitz 2014

The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No.35 held their 6th Annual Back to School Blitz on Saturday, July 25th at Calabasas Middle School and Peña Blanca Elementary School from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The mission of this event is to provide assistance to the district families so their children for the first day of school. All students registered within the ... Read More »

Nogales Community Food Bank making a difference in Santa Cruz County

Nogales Community Food Bank is much more than a food bank. The Nogales Community Food Bank has been in operation for 7 years. Their mission is “Through education, advocacy, and the acquisition, storage, and distribution of food, they anticipate will meet the food needs of the hungry in our community.” In September of 2007, NCFB, started as a “One Man ... Read More »

MCHC Donates AEDs to Nogales Sonora Fire Department

On Thursday, April 23rd, Mariposa Community Health Center’s (MCHC) Chief Executive Officer, Jim Welden and Medical Director, Eladio Pereira, M.D., presented the Nogales Sonora Fire Department with four automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  Nogales Sonora Fire Department Captain Sergio Diaz Regalado and Lieutenant Victor Garay accepted the donation and expressed their gratitude to MCHC for providing their Fire Department with the ... Read More »

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