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!

Prescott Valley

8056 E Valley Rd, Ste B, Prescott Valley
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019


Cottonwood Rec Center
150 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019

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

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019

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


 January Lunch & Learn

What's Trending? Youth Drug Use in Yavapai County

What’s Trending? Youth Drug Use in Yavapai County
Thursday, January 24, 2019 ~ 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Prescott: Board of Supervisors Board Room
Yavapai County Admin Building,1015 Fair St., Prescott
     teleconferenced to
Cottonwood: Verde Room, 2nd Floor
Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 South 6th St., Cottonwood

In 2018, almost 1,800 youth in Yavapai County completed the Arizona Youth Survey (AYS). The AYS asks 8th, 10th and 12th grade students if they are using drugs, what drugs they are abusing, why they choose to use and why they choose not to use drugs and alcohol.
Director of the Statistical Analysis Center for Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Catie Clark, will review the results of the survey and discuss drug and alcohol trends in Yavapai County. She will also address risk and protective factors that affect the reasons youth in the our county use or do not use drugs.

No RSVP required. Brown bag lunches are welcome.


 Town Hall

A Conversation About Fentanyl

Deadly counterfeit pills are in our communities.
Hear from local experts, including representatives from the Cottonwood Police Department and Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, about the dangerous drugs circulating in our community. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Understand the facts, find help, and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

Monday, January 28, 2019          6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cottonwood Recreation Center | 150 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood


 Chronic State

Special Showing in Chino Valley

Has the legalization of marijuana ruined decades of drug prevention? Explore this question and more as community members view a newly released documentary from Drug-Free Idaho.
Produced to raise awareness of the social harms surrounding marijuana normalization and legalization, Chronic State is an hour-long documentary including insight from all sectors of the community. Doctors, law enforcement professionals, business leaders, and educators from the states of Colorado and California shed light on issues these states have encountered with the legalization of marijuana.

Special showing in Chino Valley hosted by
Chino Valley United Methodist Church
735 E. Road 1 South, Chino Valley

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


 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.

Guiding Good Choices 

Find answers on how to improve the bond with your child, increase child involvement in the family, and reduce the risk of teenage drug use and other stressful behaviors in this 5-week class.

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

 Arizona Drug Summit

Uniting for Solutions


September 23-24, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

Thank you for attending the inaugural Arizona Drug Summit. A majority of the PowerPoint presentations are now available below. 

View the Arizona Drug Summit Conference Report here.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Summit.


The AZ Drug Summit was made possible by funding from the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Partnership for Success Grant; Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; Governor's Office of Highway Safety; US Drug Enforcement Administration; and MATFORCE. Support for the Summit was provided by the following sponsors: 


 Walk With Me, Be Drug Free

at Mortimer Farms

Join MATFORCE at the 3rd annual Walk With Me, Be Drug Free event.

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!


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
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
Flyer with address and phone info

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