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MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE USE, AND HOMELESSNESS

Mental illness, substance use and homelessness impact people from all walks of life. The effects of these issues extend far beyond the individual — negatively affecting loved ones and threatening public health and safety. In Arizona in 2020, there were at least 11,000 people experiencing homelessness. Of those individuals, roughly 1,700 had a serious mental illness, and about 1,900 chronically used substances like drugs and alcohol. 

Perhaps you have personally experienced mental illness, substance use or homelessness. Maybe you have a friend, family member or acquaintance who has struggled with one or more of these issues. Or possibly you are someone who wants to find effective and cost-efficient methods for addressing housing, treatment and rehabilitation so that we can reallocate public funds to other needs. In one way or another, mental illness, substance use and homelessness touch the lives of most Arizonans. 

Arizona Town Hall will make a difference by engaging the community in local and statewide gatherings. The meetings aim to educate the public about the challenges associated with mental health, substance use, and homelessness and to catalyze solutions that work for our diverse Arizona communities.



We will be facilitating in-person, virtual, and hybrid Community Town Halls to identify priorities and unlock the potential for cross-sector collaboration that helps Arizona communities to catalyze solutions that meet Arizonans where they're at and create long-lasting solutions. Each Community Town Hall’s recommendations will feed into and build toward the Statewide Town Hall convening and final recommendations report.

Phoenix Background Report Launch


Yuma Background Report Launch

Flagstaff Background Report Launch


"Mental Health, Substance Use, and Homelessness" Programs

Location Program
Program Date & Registration Link
Event Flier Final Report
Online Yuma County Home Consortium Virtual Town Hall Friday, February 25, 2022 N/A N/A
Phoenix "Mental Health, Substance Use, and Homelessness" Background Report Launch Thursday, April 14, 2022 Click Here N/A
Online Background Report Launch: Yuma Friday, April 15, 2022 N/A N/A
Flagstaff Background Report Launch: Flagstaff Thursday, April 28, 2022 Click Here
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Phoenix New Freedom Community Town Hall Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Show Low Rural Arizona Community Town Hall Monday, August 29, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Carefree Carefree Future Leaders Town Hall Friday, September 9, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Prescott Prescott Community Town Hall
Monday, September 12, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Verde Valley Verde Valley Future Leaders Town Hall Thursday, September 15, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Scottsdale Cave Creek-Carefree Community Town Hall Friday, September 16, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Community Town Hall Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Yuma SWATH Community Town Hall Friday, September 30, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...
Verde Valley Verde Valley Community Town Hall Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Coming soon... Coming soon...

For information regarding past Town Halls, visit our Past Town Hall Topics page.


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