Human Trafficking Summit

Durango Juvenile Court in Phoenix will be hosting a two-day Human Trafficking Summit on May 4-5, 2017.  Guest speaker Suamhirs Piraino-Gunman will share his experience as a survivor of human trafficking.  Mr. Piraino-Gunman travels the country advocating for youth and teaching others how to develop a relationship of trust with traumatized children.  This will be an interactive two-day commitment.  The first day includes an overview of human trafficking and the principles of trauma informed care, while the second will focus on Maricopa County’s current response and developing an action plan moving forward.   This event is free to participants and space will be limited.  Please RSVP by April 21 to Ashley Ramirez at


Free HIV Testing, Awareness Event


Ebony House is hosting a free HIV testing community event, from 4:30-7:30 pm, March 1st. In collaboration with the Arizona Community Foundation, the organization is targeting the African American community of Phoenix.

“Because We Care” will include several famous R&B artists: Ledisi, Leela James and Avery Sunshine will share their personal stories as African American women who are passionate about music and mobilizing care for those infected with HIV. Black HIV activists Phil Wilson, president/CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, and Marvelyn Brown, founder of Marvelous Connections will also be presenting.  Medical professionals will lead a conversation too, and the event includes a resource fair.

“Because We Care” will take place at the Herberger Theater: 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix.

To RSVP, visit:



Walk with AHCCCS to Prevent Suicide

Last year in Arizona, more than 1300 people died by suicide. We can change this. Please join AHCCCS staff members on December 11, 2016 for the annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s annual walk. We’ll walk together – for our friends and family members who we have lost to suicide. We’ll walk together to show our support for this community. We’ll walk together to support for the health and well-being of all Arizonans as champions for change.

Along with 250,000 other Americans nationally who participate in this walk, we hope you’ll consider joining the AHCCCS Champions for Change team. The mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Our fundraising goal is $2,500. To join the team or donate, visit:

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.