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Monday, April 15, 2024

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Watch this brief video, MATFORCE – A Brief History, to learn more about how MATFORCE began and some of the many community projects our volunteers and supporters have implemented to help reduce substance abuse.
MATFORCE
The Vision – Working together reducing substance abuse in Yavapai County.

Goal Statements

SUPPORT PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY
Work to increase the number of youth participating in coalition sponsored activities and provide support for successful prevention programs.

INFLUENCE PUBLIC OPINION AND POLICY
Implement a comprehensive plan that includes a media campaign, promotional marketing, a Speaker’s Bureau, educational programs and various community activities to raise awareness and to advocate for positive changes in substance abuse issues and public policies.

INCREASE THE CAPACITY TO INTERVENE AND TREAT
Provide educational resources for treatment professionals, strengthening treatment options and promoting prevention programs.

ADDRESS ISSUE OF UNDERAGE DRINKING IN YAVAPAI COUNTY
Develop a public awareness campaign to educate the community about the problem of underage drinking and develop strategies that produce change.


The MATFORCE Coalition

The Coalition consists of a Board of Directors, the Prescott Area Steering Committee, the Verde Area Steering Committee and various work groups, volunteers and supporters who work to accomplish the MATFORCE Goal Statements.

Board of Directors

Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, Chair

Tim Carter, Yavapai County Superintendent, Vice Chair

Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services

Tara Newman, Director, Yavapai County Juvenile Court Services

Tamara Player, CEO, Polara Health

Bryan Prieto, Yavapai County Chief Adult Probation Officer 

April Rhodes, CEO, Spectrum Healthcare Group

 

 

 

Staff

Merilee Fowler, Executive Director

Rebecca Baker, Mentoring Coordinator 

Ivy Chamberlin, Youth Education Coordinator

Sandi Cheney, Parenting Education Coordinator

Jessica Cox, YRP Program Specialist

Autumn Garcia, Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Gregory, Education Specialist

Kelly Lee, Program Manager

Jim Loper, YRP Program Specialist

Clarissa Nelson, YRP Program Coordinator

Nikki Rosson, Program Manager

Vinnie Sorce, Education & Public Relations Specialist

Lauren Young, SACLA Coordinator

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 - Gurley Street Station and Williamson Valley Substation
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Prescott Campus
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • NAH-Camp Verde Primary Care
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Clarkdale Campus
Flyer with address and phone info


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