October 10, 2017

CHEEERS Staff Share Their Talent

Jimmy Prado, has worked at CHEEERS the past four years and is currently our Facility Manager, responsible to oversee daily operations to include food service,
maintenance, housekeeping as well as fleet management of our vehicles (to list  just a  few of his responsibilities). He is one busy guy, but he still manages to share his passion and talent with our program participants.  Jimmy recently hosted and taught the Hammer and Heart Workshop at CHEEERS.  This workshop took place in two different sessions for a total of 10 hours. Jimmy, who is also a Certified Peer Support Specialist with 5 years in Recovery, assisted and taught our program participants the art of fabricating metal into fine jewelry.  You see...Jimmy also has a degree in Fine Arts from Montana State University , with an emphasis on metal fabricating. He enjoys working with silver and gold to make beautiful jewelry in his "free time" ,  but  he also maintains a business license as a Jeweler in Arizona.  As you can see our participants took advantage of this opportunity and Jimmy's generosity in sharing his talent. Thank you Jimmy ! Beautiful work!  


September 28, 2017

Support CHEEERS using your Arizona Tax Credit

If you’re a resident of Arizona, you may be eligible to direct your tax dollars to benefit the individuals that receive support services at CHEEERS. *  CHEEERS is a Qualified Charitable Organization, which means our supporters may receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for donations made directly to CHEEERS; up to $400 individually or $800 if you file jointly.          * (Please consult your individual tax advisor to determine eligibility.)
Why use your Arizona Tax credit to support CHEEERS?
💙Your tax dollars stay local and directly impact the lives of those in our community.
💙Your support assists us to provide daily hygiene and household items to our members.
💙Your support allows us to provide on average 95- 100 meals daily to individuals receiving service in our program.
💙Services at CHEEERS help individuals develop the skills they need to live healthy and independently.

Donate online today at http://www.cheeers.org/give.html
To learn more about CHEEERS and the services we offer visit our website at www.cheeers.org or email us at cheeersreferrals@cheeers.org.
To learn more about Arizona Income Tax Credits visit Arizona Department of Revenue’s website http://azcredits.org/qualifying-charitable-organizations-tax-credit/

September 21, 2017

New Documentary Shines Spotlight on Family Addiction Recovery Journey

“Bring Them All” details a family-centered approach to treatment and recovery
KANSAS CITY, MO. (September 19, 2017) — The ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW), located at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, has produced a documentary to promote a family-centered approach to addiction treatment and recovery.
“Bring Them All” tells the story of family-centered care through the perspectives of clients and staff at SHIELDS for Families, a treatment program in Compton, CA, which proves that the seemingly impossible can be done: to move forward a generation of children who never experience—or even remember—the challenges of growing up with family addiction.

A pioneer in this model of care, co-founder and CEO, Kathryn Icenhower, Ph.D., and her team describe what it’s like to work in a program that lets women bring their whole family to experience the recovery journey together.

“Addiction is a family disease,” Sarah Knopf-Amelung, Executive Producer, shares. “Yet mothers are often treated in isolation from their children and partners, having to choose between getting treatment and keeping their families together. This revolutionary program changes all of that by letting women bring them all—fathers/partners and children of all ages.”

The ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW) was established to support the behavioral health workforce by developing family-centered care training curricula, a web-based toolkit, and intensive technical assistance for treatment programs. Its website offers free online training, an extensive resource library, and opportunities to connect and link with experts and other innovative family-centered treatment programs and resources. The ATTC CoE-PPW is funded by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To learn more about the documentary, please visit www.BringThemAll.org

June 15, 2017

CHEEERS in the Community

CHEEERS offers a variety of opportunities for our program participants to share their experience strength and hope. Yesterday Brett H. along with our Admissions and Intake Coordinator, Jennifer Brunson, visited Southwest Network, San Tan Clinic in Chandler, where Brett shared his story.  While visiting Southwest San Tan, Brett  also provided information about our program schedule, community events and  recovery services to  encourage  others to join  and to ensure those working at the clinic are aware of the tremendous resource CHEEERS is in the community. Brett serves as a Director on the CHEEERS Participant Advisory Council  and  is a volunteer CHEEERS Recovery Ambassador  (helping new members to feel welcome). Thank you for all you do Brett ! You are truly leading by example! Brett  will be  visiting several clinics to share his story over the next two months.  If you are interesting in learning more or  becoming involved in our Community Outreach, please contact Jennifer Brunson at Jennifer.brunson@cheeers.org.

February 1, 2017

New Van for CHEEERS

CHEEERS was delighted to accept the keys to the first of two vans awarded through the City of Phoenix Public Transit Division and the Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program. Pictured is our CHEEERS staff standing in front of our new  2017 Chevy Express 12 Passenger van that will be used to transport our programs participants to various community outings, resources and events.  CHEEERS offers an OutNAbout program with a primary purpose to develop recreational, social and community integration skills.  Five times a week we are out in the community at various activities to include our Adopt a Street Program, Graffiti Busters, and visiting our Community Garden on the weekends.  Having a van that can transport 12 of our participants, safely to and from these events allows us to engage more individuals in activities. We also have a van equipped  for wheel chair access on the way! Thank you to our partners at City of Phoenix that made this process seamless and for supporting what we do at CHEEERS.