Participants in our programs have the option of receiving their services 1:1 or in groups, at our wellness centers, in their homes, or other locations within the communities served.
Center & Community-Based:
Recovery-focused services are delivered by qualified teams of certified Peer Support Specialists and Behavioral Health Technicians, and include the following:
Peer Support, Self-Help services, Self-Advocacy
Life Skills Training (budgeting, time management, communication, cooking, parenting, anger management, etc.)
Wellness coaching, health & nutrition, access to fitness facilities
Addiction recovery education and support
Reentry Services for men and women returning to community from incarceration
Supported Housing (SMI only)
Daily Meal Program (breakfast, lunch); food boxes, commodities (we are a Southern AZ Food Bank partner)
Transportation to/from medical, mental health, court, probation/parole and job-seeking appointments
Computer & technology training; computer lab, internet access
Culinary Arts Training, Food Handler’s certification, Serve-Safe Manager training
Social and recreational outings to reduce isolation
Mobile outreach to underserved communities
Information & referral services
In October 2017, Wellness Connections licensed its outpatient facilities and added counseling services to program offerings. At this time, counseling is available by appointment on a limited basis, as we develop our counseling program to best meet the needs of each community we serve. Please call 866-455-0080 for more information.
People die everyday from opioid overdose in the U.S.
Of drug overdose deaths involve opioids
Of all opioid deaths involve a prescription
In September 2017, Wellness Connections began delivering Opioid Outreach services in Cochise and Graham Counties. Our dedicated Opioid Outreach specialists help identify and connect people with opioid use disorders to the treatment and other help they need for recovery. This effort is supported through the States Targeted Response (STR) Grant which was awarded to Arizona in 2017, and administered through Arizona Complete Health in southern Arizona. Click here for more information.
Community Outreach & Re-Entry Support Services
Our community outreach programs provide various assistance to help people address immediate needs, i.e. connecting with resources to provide housing/shelter, food, clothing, jobs, health care coverage (AHCCCS, Marketplace, other), and treatment. Click here for more information.
Our dedicated team of forensic peer specialists assist men and women returning to the community from incarceration with overcoming barriors to successful reentry. Our forensic peer specialists are certified recovery support specialists, who also have "lived experience" with justice system involvement and successful reentry.
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Our Employment Services Program includes a dedicated team of Employment Specialists, i.e. job developers, job coaches. Several members of our team are also certified as Offender Employment Specialists (OES).
Our Employment Services Program staff work hand-in-hand with complementary departments (outreach, housing, health & wellness, Reentry) depending on the individual’s specific needs and goals.
Employment Services include:
Job Development & Placement
On-going Support to Maintain Employment
GED & pre-GED tutoring
In both 2016 and 2017, Wellness Connections was honored to be awarded an Operational Excellence Award from Arizona Complete Health, in recognition of the excellent work conducted by our Employment Services Program staff.
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Social Enterprises (consumer-operated businesses):
In addition to the employment services described above, Wellness Connections is developing peer-run Social Enterprises in three communities served (Culinary/catering in Sierra Vista, Appliance Connections in Safford, Juice Bar in Douglas,). These enterprises serve as vehicles for on-the-job training, as well as paid work opportunities. Revenue generated from these efforts will be reinvested in sustaining and growing the programs. Click here for more information.