Community Coach training

Are you interested in making a real difference in your community and having a positive impact on a person's life?

Be a part of making your community a better place for everyone! Become a Community Coach today through our proven successful mentoring program.
Volunteer coaches give formerly incarcerated individuals the opportunity
» for community support
» to create hope for their future
» to restore and rebuild their lives
while also building and strengthening our communities.
Receive free training to learn needed skills for working one-on-one in helping provide referrals, emotional support and resources for former inmates. No experience, prior qualifications or education is needed.
All that is needed is the desire to help!
 

Prescott Valley

LOCATION CHANGED to
Step One Coffee House, Meeting Rm 3
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cottonwood

Cottonwood Rec Center
150 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019

Cottonwood Public Safety Building
199 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019

To register for this free class contact Brenda at bbuenrostro@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100.

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 Walk With Me, Be Drug Free

at Mortimer Farms

Join MATFORCE at the 3rd annual Walk With Me, Be Drug Free event.

This is a free event including lots of activities for families.
  • 1-mile family fun walk
  • hot chocolate
  • face painting
  • Mortimer's Farm Park
  • and more!

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 A Community Discussion on Reentry

The Transition From Prison to Society: What are the Services? Where are the Gaps?

Join us for a community discussion on reentry.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 ~ 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Step One Coffee House ~ Large Conference Room | 6719 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley

  • Hear experts discuss the services being offered for community members returning from prison.
  • Have the opportunity to ask panel members questions concerning the reentry process during a panel Question and Answer session.
  • Participate in a discussion about the gaps in services and help brainstorm solutions to those gaps.

Panel members include representatives from
► Yavapai County Adult Probation Department
► Arizona Department of Corrections - Parole Office
► Yavapai Reentry Project
► Individuals who have successfully transitioned back into the community from prison

RSVP by Friday, March 22, 2019, to matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100.
Light refreshments will be served.

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 safeTALK: Suicide Altertness for Everyone

A suicide prevention workshop

 

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2019
8:30 am to 12:30 pm


Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide.

Attend the half-day safeTALK program and learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present.
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked.
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide.

Who should attend the workshop?

  • By providing a universal model with adaptable components, safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience.
  • Anyone over the age of 15 can attend.
  • Formal caregivers use safeTALK skills, but students, teachers, first responders, public and private employees and professional athletes also benefit from the program.

What can I expect?

  • safeTALK is a powerful experience.
  • You’ll feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful.
  • At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a chance to practice these new skills.

Register for the March 1st workshop here.

Registration: matforce.org/events, registration closes 3 days before each class
Cost: $20, includes a safeTalk Participant Resource Kit
Location: Step One Coffee House ~ Large Conference Room
6719 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley

These workshops are presented in part by a collaboration with MATFORCE and the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yavapai County.

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 From Inmate to Citizen

Understanding the excitement, fear, and challenges when transitioning from prison into the community

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated? Incarceration affects the incarcerated individual and their loved ones after release.

Learn about:

  • Difficulties people experience transitioning from prison into the community
  • The different thinking and processing skills between someone who is incarcerated and someone who is not
  • Identify differences in prison culture and daily life
  • Increase awareness about generational trauma
  • Keys to successful reintegration
  • How to communicate with returning individuals
  • How we, as a community, can help individuals return home successfully

Limited seating. No registration required to attend.
Questions? Contact info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 708-0100

Prescott

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Prescott Public Library
Founders Suite B
215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott

Cottonwood

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Cottonwood Public Safety Building
Multi-Purpose Room
199 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood

Prescott Valley

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Prescott Valley Public Library
Crystal Room
7401 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley

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 Parenting Education Classes

Parenting is hard work.  We're here to help.MATFORCE partners with multiple organizations to offer FREE parenting education classes across the county.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 

A 6-week class on how to reduce the stress of parenting and raise respectful, responsible children.

Guiding Good Choices 

Find answers on how to improve the bond with your child, increase child involvement in the family, and reduce the risk of teenage drug use and other stressful behaviors in this 5-week class.

Click here to view a calendar of FREE parenting classes and workshops.

Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

During normal business hours...
Greater Prescott Area:
  • Chino Valley Police Dept.
  • Prescott Police Dept.
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Prescott Campus
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Clarkdale Campus
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