Cenpatico Helps Rim Country Charities

Mental health group gives $7,000 to Payson organizations for community programs

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Cenpatico of Arizona, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Gila County, is awarding $7,665 in Community Reinvestment Grants to three Payson area organizations.

The funds will help support community programs. The grant awards are part of $322,658 that Cenpatico is giving throughout Arizona to help the communities it serves.

“Cenpatico views itself as a partner with the communities we serve and the awards are part of our overall plan to improve lives in the places we operate,” said Terry Stevens, chief executive officer of Cenpatico of Arizona. “Giving back to the community is something we look forward to at Cenpatico.”

The following Payson area organizations will receive Community Reinvestment Grants from Cenpatico:

• Rim Country Literacy Program — $665 for books, training materials and reading software for Learning With My Parents.

• Southwest Behavioral Health — $5,000 for the Road to Recovery Garden Project.

• Mogollon Health Alliance — $2,000 for the Women’s Wellness Forum 2013.

In addition, Cenpatico will give $7,500 to the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for books handed out in the Reach Out and Read Arizona program in Gila and Pinal counties.

Cenpatico of Arizona is the Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties. Cenpatico of Arizona services are funded through a contract with the Arizona Department of Health Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services (ADHS/DBHS) and AHCCCS.

For more information, visit: www.cenpatico az.com.

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