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The City of Phoenix, Councilmembers and "Be Well Health" Raise Awareness about HIV with a Free Testing Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3147Human Services6/27/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3147/event.jpgThe City of Phoenix, Councilmembers and "Be Well Health" Raise Awareness about HIV with a Free Testing Event<div class="ExternalClassFC751E41452C4FCC831B3D644913858A"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix, Councilmembers and Be Well Health Raise Awareness to Reduce the Stigma about HIV with a Free Testing Event.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix's Human Services Department, along with three City of Phoenix Councilmembers joined together with Be Well Health for an event to raise awareness on “National HIV Testing Day," which is June 27th this year. The event also welcomed a new resource to the community to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Vice Mayor Debra Stark (District 3), and Councilmembers Laura Pastor (District 4) and Carlos Galindo-Elvira (District 7) attended a ribbon cutting for the opening of a new clinic that focuses specifically on sexual health. The “Be Well Health" clinic is located inside the Walgreens at 3402 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. The event included free HIV testing resources for HIV and AIDs care and treatment, and entertainment.   </span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">To help reduce the stigma and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS, all three council members had themselves tested at the event in hopes of encouraging others to do the same.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“The test itself was easy and quick," said Vice Mayor Debra Stark who represents Council District 3. “'Unknown' is the only status you should fear. Testing empowers you and protects you and your loved ones. The City of Phoenix and its partnerships with government entities, community organizations and medical providers are making testing and resources more accessible with events like this one."</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Last year, The Arizona Department of Health Services reported a 20% statewide increase in new HIV cases. Testing helps individuals get the care and resources they need to lead otherwise normal lives and bring the virus to a state where it is not transmittable.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“Be Well Health's" Grand Opening and Free HIV Testing Day is in partnership with the City of Phoenix's </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="/hivphx" target="_blank">Fast-Track Cities Initiative</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">, which aims to strengthen HIV programs and leverage resources to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“There was a time when it was incomprehensible to think the end to the HIV epidemic would be possible. Now we can see it as something we can achieve," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor, who represents District 4. “If we can get every individual to test and those who test positive on to treatment and virally undetectable, we can stop new transmissions."</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The goals of the initiative are for 95% of people living with HIV to know their status; 95% of people who know their positive status to get on HIV medication, 95% of those individuals to achieve viral suppression; and to accomplish zero stigma in our community.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“We, at the City of Phoenix, aim to create an environment free of “stigma and discrimination," said District 7 Councilman Carlos Galindo-Elvira.  “HIV and AIDS impacts everyone, no matter their race, gender or orientation. No one should fear getting tested, getting help or simply asking questions."</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“Be Well Health" provides sexual healthcare to ALL members of the community. To learn more and make your appointment, visit </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.bewellhealthaz.com/" target="_blank">www.bewellhealthaz.com</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">.</span></p> <p>For more information about HIV and to locate other testing opportunities and services visit www.phoenix.gov/hivphx.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
Celebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3135Human Services6/16/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/hCu7lxjL1vUCelebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.<div class="ExternalClassA77808BA8A6A4BB384043F0D6DF1F46F"><html> <p> ​In collaboration with the Greater Urban League and My Brother’s Keeper, the Human Services Department’s M.A.N. C.A.V.E project is a fatherhood program committed to increasing male involvement by equipping fathers and male role models with the tools, experiences and support they need to have positive relationships with their children and families. ​<br></p> <p>Learn more about the program at azmancave.org or text “fatherhood” to 602-932-6633.</p> <p>Discover more Human Services Department programs at <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/humanservices">phoenix.gov/humanservices​</a>.<br></p> <div> <br> <br> </div> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideohuman-servicesHS
City of Phoenix Welcomes New Human Services Department Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3083Human Services4/29/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3083/HSD-Director-Newsroom.jpgCity of Phoenix Welcomes New Human Services Department Director<div class="ExternalClassF59C94650F81489EB8C2CF638617BD0D"><html> <div> ​Following a national recruitment process, the City of Phoenix is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Edwards as the new Human Services Department Director. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Edwards is a dedicated and hands-on public sector leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the City. She has spent the last 14 years with Maricopa County, serving in various positions within the Human Services Department, most recently as the Director.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> "I am honored to have been chosen to lead the City of Phoenix Human Services Department," said Edwards. "I am eager to work with our dedicated team to continue providing essential services to those who need it most in our community." </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Throughout her career, Edwards has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the lives and well-being of individuals and families within the community. She is known for her client-centered approach and data-driven decision-making, always striving to make fiscally-responsible choices that benefit those in need.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> During her tenure with the Maricopa County Human Services Department, Edwards operationalized significant projects working with both governmental and community partners. She implemented a department-wide client application and case management system and received national recognition for the department’s “2Gen” work, which blends a multitude of services and funding streams to meet the comprehensive social service needs of families. In addition, she was responsible for leading the County’s social service response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the distribution of $200 million in rental assistance, creation of $130 million in affordable housing strategies, and the U.S. Department of Treasury recognized Apprenticeship Expansion program.  </div><div><br></div> <div> Edwards holds an undergraduate degree in political science and history from John Carroll University and a master's degree in public policy and management from Ohio State University. </div><div><br></div> <div> Interim Human Services Department Director, Nichole Ayoola, who was appointed following the retirement of former Director Marchelle Franklin in December 2023, will resume her leadership role as Assistant Director for the department. ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
​City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming” and “Blaming”https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3079Human Services4/19/2024 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3079/library.jpg​City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming” and “Blaming”<div class="ExternalClass42B88EECDE6A4A67B3CBCE0CA2D77D7B"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives team invites you to visit a powerful exhibit to raise awareness about sexual assault as part of April's “Let's Talk Teal Campaign." April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the city provides resources and awareness events all month.</p> <p>The exhibit titled “What were you wearing?" draws attention to the “rape culture," where questions and statements like these are common, and put the blame on the victim. Victim shaming and blaming discourages victims from coming forward to report the crime and seek help. The display features the stories of several survivors and a representation of the clothes they were wearing when they were assaulted. </p> <p>The exhibit is on display at Burton Barr Library on the 2nd floor through April 24th.</p> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives</a> section collaborates with community partners to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, unhealthy youth relationships, human trafficking, and to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We achieve this mission through prevention, training, community awareness, and enhancing services for the overall well-being of those we serve.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2977Human Services1/10/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2977/city hall.jpgJanuary is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month<div class="ExternalClassB847BE3FC97B4513A21A8209335F5465"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix invites you to help raise awareness about Human Trafficking this month and all year. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. More than 27.6 million adults and children are subject to human trafficking around the world.  </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">In 2013, the Mayor's Human Trafficking Task Force, chaired by Councilman Jim Waring adopted a plan called “The Compass" to eliminate human trafficking.</span></p> <p>The plan focuses on four areas:</p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Law enforcement</li><li>Victim's Services</li><li>Training </li><li>Awareness and Outreach</li></ul> <p>The City's awareness efforts are headed by the Strategic Initiatives team. You can follow them on social media on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/PHXStrategicInitiatives">Facebook</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/i/flow/login?redirect_after_login=/PHXInitiatives">X/Twitter</a> for information and resources all month. To learn more, go to the <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix Strategic Initiatives webpage</a>.</p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/WspexHS4JxA">This PSA produced by PHXTV</a> highlights two human trafficking survivors on their plight of getting out of today's modern slavery. </p> <p>To report suspected human trafficking contact the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-877-4AZ-TIPS. ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
City of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2877Human Services10/2/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2877/Newsroom_StrategicInitiatives_003 (749 x 421 px).pngCity of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign <div class="ExternalClass88F3ABEC489041F29F1E5224240734A2"><html>​The City of Phoenix is proud to announce the 11th annual Paint Phoenix Purple campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and provide education and resources for victims. Domestic violence is a serious, widespread, and dangerous health and safety challenge in our community. By raising awareness about this issue, we can help victims get the support they need and prevent future cases from occurring.<br><br>Paint Phoenix Purple is a local campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. The City has partnered with these groups to provide educational resources, activities, and support services for victims including workshops on recognizing signs of abuse, support groups for survivors, and community events.<br><br><strong>Show your Support! Wear purple on Thursday, October 19. </strong><br>Each year, the <a href="https://ncadv.org/" target="_blank">National Coalition Against Domestic Violence</a> chooses a day to wear purple, the color affiliated with ending domestic violence. Wear purple on October 19 and post a photo using #PaintPHXPurple.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is encouraging all residents to join in the effort by wearing purple and participating in local events throughout October. Together, we can send a strong message there is no place for domestic violence in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, or workplaces. <br><br>For more information about Paint Phoenix Purple or how you can get involved, please visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">our website</a>. <br><br>Follow the City of Phoenix Strategic Initiatives on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PHXStrategicInitiatives/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/PHXInitiatives" target="_blank">Twitter</a> (X) for resources, stories and more throughout the month.<br><br><strong>Paint Phoenix Purple History:</strong><br>In December of 2012, the Mayor and City Council endorsed the goal to end domestic violence in Phoenix. In April 2013, that plan was approved. Learn more about the campaign and the accomplishments of the City of Phoenix <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">here​</a>.<br><br><img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" alt="" src="/humanservicessite/MediaAssets/Domestic%20Violence%20Resources%20-%20resized.png" /><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
Phoenix Awarded $10 Million to Expand Tree Planting Efforts https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2861Human Services9/14/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2861/Photo_HeatReadyPHX_NSD_Community-Tree-Workshop__017.jpgPhoenix Awarded $10 Million to Expand Tree Planting Efforts <div class="ExternalClass7EA4A5424542490F9F987F4904308663"><html> <p>​​​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">On Thursday, Sept. 14, </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">the United States</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Forest Service announced that </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">t</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">he City of Phoenix </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">was</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">awarded </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">a </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">$10 million </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">grant </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">to </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">support tree planting efforts in heat-vulnerable areas.</span></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> "This significant award is more than just money for tree planting -- it's an acceleration toward a cleaner, cooler, more equitable Phoenix. Expanding our shade canopy has long been one of my priorities, and as we work overtime to combat the impacts of climate change and make our city more resilient to extreme heat, this funding has the potential to multiply our impact. I am excited for Phoenix families to reap the benefits of additional shade, lower energy bills, the creation of green jobs, and cleaner air,</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">" Mayor Gallego said.</span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"></span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Fu</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">nding will go towards tree planting and maintenance, workforce development,</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">community </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">restoration and resilience a</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">s well as </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">mitigating extreme heat</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">.</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">The $10 million will add to the City’s $4 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding that was approved by City </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Council in 2022</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> for urban forestry</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">. </span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"><br></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">“</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">E</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">veryone deserves to have adequate tree coverage and receiving this funding allows us to expand our current tree planting efforts in the hottest parts of </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Phoenix</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">,” said </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">City of Phoenix</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> Urban Tree Program Manager Lora Martens. “</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Planting more trees allows us to mitigate heat, conserve energy and provide more shade for our residents</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">.”</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"><br></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Currently, the City’s Office of Heat Response and Mitigation is using ARPA funding to </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">improv</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">e tree equity through two grant programs designed for Phoenix residents and schools</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> in </span></span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" class="Hyperlink SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:rgb(225, 227, 230);" class="FieldRange SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(5, 99, 193);font-size:12pt;text-decoration-line:underline;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun Underlined SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Qualified Census Tracts</span></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">. The </span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" class="Hyperlink SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:rgb(225, 227, 230);" class="FieldRange SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(5, 99, 193);font-size:12pt;text-decoration-line:underline;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun Underlined SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Community Canopy</span></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> grant program is designed to offer trees for individuals and neighborhoods and the </span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" class="Hyperlink SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:rgb(225, 227, 230);" class="FieldRange SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(5, 99, 193);font-size:12pt;text-decoration-line:underline;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun Underlined SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Canopy for Kids</span></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> grant program focuses on providing trees to public schools, nonprofit schools, and 501(c)(3) organizations that serve youth.</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"><br></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Q</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">ualifying residents and schools can apply for current grant programs at </span></span><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/heat" class="Hyperlink SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:rgb(225, 227, 230);" class="FieldRange SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(5, 99, 193);font-size:12pt;text-decoration-line:underline;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun Underlined SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">Phoenix.gov/heat</span></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0">. Stay tuned for more details on how Phoenix will expand its</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"> tree planting efforts.</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> </span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW118575522 BCX0"><p style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" class="Paragraph SCXW118575522 BCX0"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="TextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW118575522 BCX0"></span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW118575522 BCX0"> ​</span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHS
Human Services Department Announces Diaper Bank Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2850Human Services8/30/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/kRvOQrDU2rs?si=SxJO3QoY-1XiAz-uHuman Services Department Announces Diaper Bank Program<div class="ExternalClassDF0624BB30C446DE9D3C9AE5B44E586D"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix Human Services Department is excited to announce the Diaper Bank Program! In partnership with the Human Services Department's Family Services Centers, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and statewide community action association, Wildfire, the City of Phoenix will distribute 869,720 diapers to low-income families over the next two years. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideohuman-servicesHS

 

 

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