Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Needs

Please Help if you can

St. Mary’s Food Bank are 6000 turkeys short and have opened 4 dropoff points across the state for those that can help.

2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix
5605 N. 55th Ave, Glendale
13050 W. Elm Street, Surprise
1801 W Route 66, Flagstaff

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Toys & Dinner

Holiday Toy Event

Saturday December 19th Full Circle Help located at 202 W Dobbins Rd Phoenix, Arizona 85041-8510 will be offering free holiday toys on a first come first serve bases. Registration for the event will take place between 9:45 am-10:45 am. I would suggest getting their early. Parents HAVE TO BRING CHILDREN WITH THEM. The event is open to all Maricopa County residents and there are no eligiility requirements. No type of documents are required

Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 25th the Phoenix Convention Center located on 3rd St and Washington will be serving a holiday meal for for Christmas at 11:30am. Doors open at 9:30am, so I would suggest getting their early. This is not the only location but the first one I was able to find. Keep a look out for more holiday messages!

Good luck.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Economic Stability Class

Arizona Center for Responsible Fatherhood is offering a free and voluntary Economic Stability Class this Thursday 12/03/2009 1PM - 5PM and Friday 12/04/2009 10AM - 3:30PM (lunch provided)

Classes consist of
Money Management
Resume Writing
Preparing for Interviews

Classes are hosted at the Goodwill Career Center 417 N. 16th St. Phoenix AZ. You need to call Mila Valle to sign up: 602.234.3941 x12

The Arizona Center for Responsible Fatherhood is offering $15 cash and $25 clothing voucher to Goodwill for completing both sessions!

Register as soon as possible as space is limited

Eligibility: Fathers and expectant fathers
Reminder - No childcare will be provided and no children are allowed to attend the seminar. Please make arrangements accordingly.

Monday, November 30, 2009

World AIDS Day

Hello. This is a health message from Community Voice Mail and, the Federal HIV/AIDS information source.

Tuesday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. This is an important day for us to remember the friends, family, and community members who we have lost to AIDS, and to honor those working to respond to HIV.

It is also an opportunity to remind ourselves that help and treatment are available for people with HIV – which is why it is so important to know if you have HIV. If you’ve never had an HIV test, or if your last test was a while ago, I encourage you to get an HIV test. HIV tests can be quick and there are many places that offer them for free.

To find an HIV testing center near you, call the Arizona HIV Care Hotline at 1-877-448-7020. You can call 24 hours a day and someone will answer your questions and help you find a free or inexpensive testing center. Here’s the phone number again: 1-877-448-7020

We encourage you to share this information with your friends and family. Together we can address HIV and AIDS in our communities!

Here are the 4 HIV testing sites I know of in the valley;
Chicanos Por La Causa HIV CARE 602-695-3056
Ebony House HIV CARE 602-718-8466
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS 602-307-5330
Arizona Testing and Counseling 602-506-2934

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

This broadcast is about the Free Thanksgiving meals being offered around the valley this Thursday.

Starting with the North West Valley in El Mirage
At 10am to 1130am the Santa Teresita Catholic church will have their Thanksgiving Meal Service in their El Mirage Dining Room. The address is 14016 N. Verbena Street, El Mirage (crossroads are Verbena and Ventura, just south of the 60 and north of Thunderbird)

The next three are in Down Town Phoenix
The first one is serving from 11am - 1245pm at the Saint Vincent de Paul Church. They will be having their Thanksgiving Meal Service at their 1075 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix location which is just east of CASS

The second one will be serving from 5pm - 6pm at another Saint Vincent de Paul Church located at 420 W. Watkins Road, Phoenix which is south of the I-17 and east of 7th ave. This is a high volume location, this means they will have more room compared to other locations.

The third down town location will be serving from 8am to 1pm at the Wyndham Hotel the address is 50 E. Adams St crossroads are Adams st east of central ave.

The next one is in North Phoenix in the Sunnyslope area. Again at a Saint Vincent de Paul Church their address is 9227 N. 10th Avenue, Phoenix south of Hatcher rd and west of 7th ave. Their service is from 5pm - 6pm in their Sunnyslope Dining Room. This is another high volume dinner but for families only. Families are welcome at all other locations but this one is family only.

The last Thanksgiving meal being offered is in Mesa at the Mesa Dining Room located at 67 W. Broadway Road, Mesa from 930am - 1130am

Please try to arrive early.
I also want to wish everyone a happy holidays. Everyone of you is in my thoughts and prayers these holidays please do what you can to stay safe.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Project Homeless Connect Event

The next Project Homeless Connect will happen this Tuesday, November 10th at the
First Southern Baptist Church from 7AM to 3:30PM

The address is 405 N Third Street Buckeye, AZ 85326 - (click for map)
The First Southern Baptist Church is North of Monroe St. on 3rd St. in Buckeye.

Project Homeless Connect events offer instant access to the resources you need to start the journey back to health, financial stability and housing. This includes access to goods - like food and clothing - and services such as counseling and job placement.

For volunteer opportunities please visit the Project Homeless Connect website

Hope you can make it out to the event

Free Health Event

The Valley’s homeless are becoming increasingly susceptible to health problems because of the colder weather.

A Valley acupuncture school is helping to warm the local homeless population with a free acupuncture clinic designed to address ailments ranging from cold to addiction.

Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture College & Clinic students and faculty will be set up at the New Arid Club which is part of the Lodestar Day Resource Center located at;

1201 W Madison St
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3123
(SW corner of 12th Ave. and Madison)

They will be setup on Tuesdays at 1pm to give free treatments

Monday, October 26, 2009

OEF/OIF Welcome Home event

The Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Welcome Home event is this Tuesday October 27th from 4:30PM to 7:30PM at the Phoenix Zoo the address is 455 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix 85008 (click for map)

For those taking the bus they can take catch Route 1 or Route 3 from the Central Station at Van Burren and Central and it will be a half hour ride straight to the zoo.

This event is open to all Veterans and the purpose will be to thank our veterans and provide them with medical service information, GI Bill, and home loan information, and connect them with with workforce opportunities.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

I hope you can attend or pass this information along

Project Homeless Connect Event

The next Project Homeless Connect will happen this Thursday, October 29 at
Chandler Christian Church from 7AM to 3:30PM

The address is 1825 S Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 (click for map)
The Chandler Christian Church is east of Alma School, south of the 202 and north of Germann Rd

Project Homeless Connect events offer instant access to the resources you need to start the journey back to health, financial stability and housing. This includes access to goods - like food and clothing - and services such as counseling and job placement.

Hope you can make it out to the event

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2nd Annual Homelessness Awareness Walk

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Join our walk in memory of Howard Marquardt who passed away July 25th on a park bench outside the Herberger Theater Center and in support of all those who experience homelessness every day. We will walk to build awareness of this pressing issue.

Come to educate the public and policy makers regarding the current status of homelessness in Maricopa.

Local service providers will have information booths at the capitol. Attendees will be able to learn about available services and social services agencies needs for in-kind items and volunteers.

The first 400 walkers will receive a free t-shirt!


Meet at Herberger Theater,
222 E Monroe St, Phoenix

Cross roads; South of Van Burren in between 2nd and 3rd St
Take any Bus or Light Rail that will stop at the Central Station

Walkers leave for Capitol

Walkers arrive at Capitol
Wesley Bolin Plaza
1700 W. Washington St.

Speakers at Capitol
Arizona House of Representative Chad Campbell

Friday, October 9, 2009

United States Census is Hiring

The United States Census is hiring 3,000 temporary workers to process 2010 U.S. Census forms in Phoenix.

Positions include data entry personnel, team leaders, document preparation clerks, sorter and scanner operations, check-in clerks and mail receipt/mail handlers.

Both full- and part-time workers are needed, and pay starts at $11.49 per hour plus an additional $3.35 per hour cash stipend in lieu of benefits. The jobs are all temporary and do not include benefits. The base wage goes up to as much as $17.36 per hour plus the $3.35 stipend.

Hiring for leadership positions is taking place through November.
Most of the other 3,000 hires will be made November through January, and the majority of jobs will end with the conclusion of the U.S. Census in July 2010.

People can submit their applications here.

To be eligible for employment, potential candidates must pass a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be legally able to work in the United States and sign a sworn statement to protect Census data and pass a typing assessment test for some positions.

Please call 1-866-962-4133 for recorded information and updates. If you have a question please send an email to

Phoenix Job Fair

Job Fair
Wednesday, October 28th
2PM - 6PM
The University Of Phoenix Stadium (click for map)

You can reach the Stadium on by getting to Glendale Ave. and then taking the Route 70 west to the stadium which is near Glendale Ave. and 95th ave

Meet Phoenix Area Employers at the Career Expo

Register online here

Come so you can put a face to your resume.
the Career Expo will give you direct access to great local companies who are ready to hire talented people just like you. Add a personal impression to your resume by meeting hiring managers face to face.

This is a great opportunity to talk with many employers who don't always advertise all their open positions.

The Career Expo also provides you with educational workshops and a free resume review service.

Please come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resume.

Small list of employers attending
Casino Arizona
Child Care Resource & Referral
Circle K
Frys Food & Drug Store
Maricopa Workforce Connections
Shamrock Foods Company
Terros Behavioral Health Services
The Hertz Corporation
U.S. Airways
U.S. Census 2010
Wage Works