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Embracing cultural diversity

A local Nogalian living in two cultures, in two different countries as a young child. Greta Solinap-Peng Inspires young people to embrace their culture. People often ask me what it’s like growing up in two countries at thousands of miles apart.  And I always say that it has been the fact that I was raised in a multicultural and multilingual. ... Read More »

Investing in Families-Child & Family Resources

Child and Family Resources is an organization that invests in the well-being of families in Santa Cruz County. It provides services throughout Santa Cruz County within the limits of Nogales, Rio Rico, Tumacacori, Patagonia, Elgin, Sonoita, and Tubac. Santa Cruz County community members benefit from Healthy Families by receiving encouragement, support, and services during the critical first years of their child’s life.  In Santa ... Read More »

Wellness Connections

Wellness Connections started delivering services on a mobile outreach basis beginning in 2007, In 2015 they established their first center-based program in Nogales. It is a non-profit behavioral health organization serving Southeastern Arizona since 2001.  Wellness Connections is the only “Peer-Run” organization providing recovery support services in this region of the state. Wellness Connections operates five center-based programs under the ... Read More »

Community Health Associates-Leading the Way

Community Health Associates is leading the way providing mental health services to eligible consumers across Santa Cruz County. CHA has 9 sites throughout southern Arizona (Yuma, Tucson, San Luis, Parker, Bisbee, Douglas, Casa Grande, Green Valley, and Nogales). They are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Behavioral Licensure to provide outpatient behavioral health treatment serves. CHA ... Read More »

A New Health Care Provider

The residents of Santa Cruz County have a new healthcare alternative. This past summer on August 21st. NextCare Urgent Care opened its doors to the public. The urgent care provides easy and affordable medical care. The urgent care is located at Mariposa Rd & N Mastick Way, NextCare Urgent Care it offers Santa Cruz residents extended hours on nights, weekends ... Read More »

RRHS Students Accepted to UofA Garcia Health Career Program

Two Rio Rico High School juniors, Mia Valdez and Karen Zarate Camargo, were selected to participate this summer in the 2018 Joe G.N. Garcia and Elda D. Garcia Health Career Program for Latino Students at the University of Arizona.  Both were recognized at a recent SCVUSD Governing Board meeting for their receipt of this scholarship. Valdez and Zarate Camargo will ... Read More »

Healthy Student Grant/YCC-CREO Grants Reception

Alfredo I. Velásquez, Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, sponsored a Grants Reception on April 12, 2018.  Participants from both Healthy Student and CREO/Youth Career Connect programs were honored as funding for both grants comes to an end. The Healthy Student grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education provided extensive training, program materials and counselors at each of the elementary ... Read More »

Making an Impact-Pinal Hispanic Council

From the moment you walk into Pinal Hispanic Council members are made to feel welcomed. This speaks volumes about the type of help you will receive.Pinal Hispanic Council has been in Santa Cruz County for 7 years. It was founded as a grassroots organization focusing on education and behavioral health. In 1987, PHC began to develop and implement a comprehensive ... Read More »


South Eastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services also is known as SEABHS provides mental health and substance abuse services to Santa Cruz County. It is an organization that has been in Santa Cruz County for over 42 years. It recently reopened it doors again in Nogales in July of 2017. SEABHS was originally founded in 1976 to serve as the administrative ... Read More »

4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Celebration

The Southern Arizona Autism Association a nonprofit organization serving families in Nogales, Arizona celebrated their 4th Annual World Autism  Awareness Day Celebration in Santa Cruz County. The event brings resources and programs to families in Ambos Nogales. The celebration took place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at the Teyechea Park behind city hall. The event is held ... Read More »

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