Verde Valley AZ (January 3, 2011) – MATFORCE’s January 12 Lunch ‘n Learn will focus on the newly formed Yavapai Reentry Project. The project is helping adults who are leaving prison and returning to Yavapai County. Programs such as this have proven successful in other areas, with almost a 40% reduction in people returning to prison.
The goals of the program include providing referrals to basic services such as housing, employment, education, healthcare, and substance abuse counseling along with building positive community relationships through family members, friends, and volunteers.
The Lunch ‘n Learn will also provide information on becoming a Yavapai Reentry Project Community Coach. A Community Coach is a volunteer trained to aid in referrals, emotional support and resource information. No experience is necessary. Free training for coaches will be held on February 9 in Cottonwood and February 10 in Prescott. You can register for the training at the Lunch ‘n Learn or by calling 928-708-0100.
The Lunch ‘n Learn will be held on Thursday, January 12, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 S. Fair St., Prescott and teleconferenced to the Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 South 6th St., Cottonwood. It is free and open to the public. Brown-bag lunches are welcome.
For more information contact MATFORCE at 928-708-0100 or online at matforce.org.