Walk With Me, Be Drug Free

at Mortimer Farms

Join MATFORCE at the 4th annual Walk With Me, Be Drug Free event.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am




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!


 Arizona's Drug Epidemic

Understanding a Pharmacist's Roles and Responsibilities

Wednesday, January 29, 2020     9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Crystal Room, Prescott Valley Library | 7401 Skoog Blvd, Prescott Valley

Join us to hear about current drug trends in Yavapai County and Arizona, including the rise of illicit fentanyl in our community. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists in combating the current drug epidemic. And, understand the laws that affect pharmacies and the medical community.

Speakers include:

Mark Boesen, Parm D and JD
Mark Boesen is a founding partner. He is a practicing pharmacist with over 20 years of service to his patients. He founded Boesen & Snow LLP following a long career in law, health care public policy, government affairs, continuing education, and pharmacy operations and management.

Lt. Nate Auvenshine
During his 20 years with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Nate Auvenshine has held positions in Patrol and Training, and is currently the commanding officer of both the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force and Special Weapons and Tactics Team. Lt. Auvenshine is a certified Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board instructor and
a certified National Tactical Officers Association instructor. He has also been teaching in the field of law enforcement and as an adjunct instructor at Yavapai College since 2001.

Dr. Leon Cattolico
Dr. Leon M. Cattolico graduated Temple University of Pharmacy in 1966 and in 1974 graduated Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cattolico is Board Certified in Family Medicine and from 1975-2018 worked in Family Medicine Practice. Dr. Cattolico serves on the Board of Directors of MATFORCE and has tirelessly worked on curbing prescription
drug abuse for the past 10 years. Dr. Cattolico is currently retired.

RSVP for this FREE event today!
matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100

Three hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) provided through the Arizona Pharmacy Association.



 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.

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

 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!


Yavapai College - Prescott Campus, Bldg 3, Rm 203
1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott
9:00 am to 1:30 pm

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020


Cottonwood Public Safety Building
199 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood
9:00 am to 1:30 pm

  • Saturday, February 1, 2020

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


 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


Verde Valley Area

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Cottonwood Public Library, Room B
100 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood

August 19, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Cottonwood Public Library, Room B
100 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood

Prescott Area

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Yavapai College - Prescott Campus, Building 3, Room 119
1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room
7401 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Yavapai College - Prescott Campus, Building 3, Room 119

1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott


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
Flyer with address and phone info

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