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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
OnlineYuma County Home Consortium Virtual Town HallFriday, February 25, 2022N/AN/A
Phoenix "Mental Health, Substance Use, and Homelessness" Background Report LaunchThursday, April 14, 2022 Click Here N/A
OnlineBackground Report Launch: YumaFriday, April 15, 2022N/A N/A
FlagstaffBackground Report Launch: FlagstaffThursday, April 28, 2022Click Here
Show LowRural Arizona Community Town HallAugust 29, 2022Coming soon...Coming soon...

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

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