Our goal is to add programs that help neighbors develop employment and job skills. These include:
Collaborating with the Pima County@Work one-stop for basic employability programs
Partnering with Pima Community College to offer classes to train Certified Caregivers and Certified Nurse Assistants
Computer classes for beginning and advanced students
Joining up with Valley Assistance Services for resume-writing, job-search, and interviewing
An entrepreneurship course to help low-income women start food businesses
Line- and prep-cooking classes for entry-level restaurant and dining settings
RetailWorksAZ, to learn fundamental skills to work and grow in the retail industry
Contact Adriana Romero at 520-461-4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
It is often said that “food is medicine,” and that premise underlies our commitment to supporting the whole person—and family—in adopting healthy food ways and in avoiding or controlling disease.
In the new CRC and commercial kitchen, in conjunction with a healthcare provider, we will be introducing a comprehensive pre-diabetes and diabetes management program. This will include low-carb, low-glycemic food boxes; nutrition and cooking classes with an emphasis on culturally-appropriate foods; and regular A1c and glucose monitoring.
One of the pillars of the Community Resource Center is family support. This includes programs and coaching/counseling that help all families including those led by a single parent, non-traditional families, and families under stress.
Programs include Behavioral Discipline, led by Easter Seals Blake Foundation; Stay and Play, led by the United Way; childcare information and referrals, by Childcare Resource and Referral. During tax season, free tax preparation is available.
Over the next months, the Community Resource Center will be adding more programs including financial coaching, early childhood literacy, and a health clinic to help individuals and families monitor chronic illnesses and conditions.