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Arizona Keystone Event Brings Help to Families Caring for Loved Ones Facing ChallengesArizona Keystone Event Brings Help to Families Caring for Loved Ones Facing Challenges<div class="ExternalClass0FC66BCE4BE0486E9ED9A7B44DDFCDD9"><p></p><div><strong>What:</strong>     AZ Keystone Legal, Social, and Government Services Event</div><div><strong>When:</strong>    9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28</div><div><strong>Where:</strong>  ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 111 E . Taylor Street, Phoenix</div><div><br>Lawyers from across the legal community will join government agencies and social service organizations on Saturday, October 28 at the ASU Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law in downtown Phoenix to help families who need assistance navigating the legal system and the social service agency network.<br><br>The free one-day event is open to all families who are supporting a loved one dealing with mental health issues, developmental disabilities, autism, depression, homelessness, veteran’s service-related issues, suspected substance abuse, or elder care. Arizona Keystone will bring together social service organizations, government agencies, and the legal community to offer families a one-stop opportunity to get help. Lawyers and court staff will be available to provide guidance and consultations on a variety of issues that families encounter within the legal system, including how to put legal directives in place to care for aging or mentally ill loved ones, understanding specialty courts and juvenile and adult criminal court proceedings, and guardianships.</div><div><br>“Every person facing these challenges has family members who stare at the ceiling at night, who are trying to figure out what they need to do to help their loved one,” said Gary Kula, Executive Director of the City of Phoenix Public Defender’s Office. “Arizona Keystone is all about helping families, and it represents the best of what the legal, social service, and government communities can do to help. We’re confident that the services at Keystone will empower families and give them hope.”<br><br>This event was made possible through a partnership with the legal community, including the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Public Defender offices throughout Maricopa County, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Arizona Legal Center, the Arizona State Bar, Community Legal Services, and the Arizona Public Defender Association. The social service agencies joining in the effort include David’s Hope, Mercy Maricopa, La Frontera Arizona, Community Bridges, the Arizona Housing Coalition, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the Beacon Group. Government agencies include the Department of Economic Security and the City of Phoenix Human Services and Housing Departments.</div><div><br></div><div>For more information on the event, email info@azkeystone.org or Gary Kula at gary.kula@phoenix.gov.</div><br></div>10/13/2017 9:45:00 PMMatthew Heil602-534-0108