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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
Final Report
Online Yuma County Home Consortium Virtual Town Hall Friday, February 25, 2022 N/A
Phoenix "Mental Health, Substance Use, and Homelessness" Background Report Launch Thursday, April 14, 2022 N/A
Yuma/Online Background Report Launch: Yuma Friday, April 15, 2022 N/A
Flagstaff Background Report Launch: Flagstaff Thursday, April 28, 2022 N/A
Yuma/Online SWATH - Mental Health in Yuma County Virtual Town Hall Friday, May 20, 2022 N/A
Yuma/Online SWATH Community Town Hall Friday, June 10, 2022 N/A
Flagstaff 23rd Annual Summer Institute for Behavioral Health Wednesday, July 13, 2022 N/A
Phoenix New Freedom Community Town Hall Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Click here.
Show Low Rural Arizona Community Town Hall Monday, August 29, 2022 Coming soon...
Prescott Prescott Community Town Hall
Monday, September 12, 2022 Coming soon...
Clarkdale Verde Valley Future Leaders Training and Town Hall Thursday, September 15, 2022 Coming soon...
Scottsdale Cave Creek-Carefree Community Town Hall Friday, September 16, 2022 Coming soon...
Sierra Vista Cochise County Community Town Hall Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Coming soon...
FlorenceFlorence Community Town HallWednesday, September 28, 2022Coming soon...
Yuma South West Arizona Town Hall on "Mental Health, Substance Use, and Homelessness" Friday, September 30, 2022 Coming soon...
Online Homelessness to Housing Committee Community Town Hall Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Coming soon...
Casa Grande Casa Grande Community Town HallTuesday, October 4, 2022 Coming soon...
Phoenix UA Health Sciences Community Town Hall Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Coming soon...
Kingman Mohave County Community Town Hall  Thursday, October 6, 2022 Coming soon...
 Tucson

“Exploring Solutions: Mental Health, Substance Use, and Homelessness” 
Presented by Arizona Town Hall and Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Friday, October 7, 2022 Coming soon...
Flagstaff Flagstaff Community Town Hall  Monday, October 10, 2022  Coming soon...
PhoenixHuman Services Campus Client Community Town Hall Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Coming soon...
Thatcher Southeast Arizona Community Town Hall  Friday, October 14, 2022 Coming soon...
Phoenix Native American Connections Community Town Hall  Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Coming soon...
PaysonPayson Community Town Hall Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Coming soon...
Online Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Community Town HallMonday, October 24, 2022Coming soon...
Clarkdale Verde Valley Community Town Hall Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Coming soon...
TucsonPima County Community Town HallThursday, October 27, 2022Coming soon...
Phoenix ASU Future Leaders Town Hall Thursday, October 27, 2022 Coming soon...
Bullhead City Bullhead City Community Town Hall  Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Coming soon...
Phoenix City of Phoenix Future Leaders Town Hall Coming soon...
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Pending Tolleson-Laveen Community Town Hall Coming soon... Coming soon...
Tempe 114th Statewide Town Hall on "Mental Health, Substance Use, and Homelessness" November 14-16, 2022 Coming soon...

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


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