NACA Inc. offers an incredibly broad range of services and programs to meet the needs of the Flagstaff communities in-need of support; browse our additional programs below.
The VA has issued “Veterans Choice Cards” to veterans who are eligible for medical care through the VA Healthcare system. With this the veteran has a choice to see any provider they choose that will accept VA payment for medical services. The veteran must call the VA Administration listed on their insurance cards to notify of their choice of primary care facility.
Therapy services for veterans are also available. Veterans may receive individual, couples, or family psychotherapy for issues related to time in service, or readjustment to civilian life post-deployment. Some of these issues may be: depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, etc. NACA has a therapist experienced in working with veterans and involved in veteran’s issues, and familiar with service culture, whether you are a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman, or Reservist. Contact Dr. Curtis Randolph, Director of Behavioral Health at 928.773.1245 ext. 260 for additional information.
The Veterans are eligible to receive: Services provided at NACA Family Health Center.
Please contact the NACA Family Health Center at 928.773.1245.
Pursuit of Change
In July, 2013, Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) was awarded the Navajo Nation Bordertown Initiative grant. This is a collaborative effort between the Coconino County Juvenile Courts and NACA.
The primary focus of this project is to promote the wellness of Navajo youth and their families through assessment, education and treatment utilizing a range of comprehensive and holistic services based on harmony, respect, and indigenous values to prevent, reduce or eliminate substance abuse, mental disorders, domestic violence and other abuses in accordance with the mission of the Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services.
Sack Lunch Program
One type of support is provided through an informal arrangement with the Flagstaff Family Food Center. The center drops off sack lunches each morning at the NACA Main office. Lunches are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. NACA is also an off-site distribution location for a limited number of emergency food boxes through the Northern Arizona Food Bank. The boxes are intended for emergency needs only and contain non-perishable canned goods and dry goods. Flagstaff residents needing emergency food supplies can come to NACA during regular working hours and receive a food box referral on an “as-available” basis.
Another type of supportive service is the educational enhancement awards. Individuals may receive up to $200 to assist with K to 12th grade educational activities such as sports camp, conferences, school books, special workshops and a variety of other, educational activities. Individuals requesting assistance must be Native American.
Navajo Way Program
The NACA Navajo Way Program provides emergency assistance to Navajo Nation residents who are immediate family members of Navajo patients of the Flagstaff Medical Center. Temporary lodging at Taylor House is provided in coordination with the Taylor House staff. The Taylor House is located across from the Flagstaff Medical Center. Gift certificate assistance is also available on an as need basis for food and gas. This assistance is provided on a one time basis per patient per year.
For consideration of this assistance, applicants need to be:
Taylor House: 1431 N. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ
Complete an intake form and verification from the Taylor House Staff that applicant has been approved for lodging.
Partnership with the Navajo United Way
A second type of support is through funds received from the Navajo United Way and it provides emergency support for Navajo Nation reservation residents. The funds assist families who are temporarily in the Flagstaff area due to a medical emergency or crisis out of their control. Examples of emergency services provided included temporary lodging with a referral from Flagstaff Medical Center Social Workers, food and gas vouchers. Individuals must be Navajo with a tribal enrollment number but do not have to be NACA clients.
For more information about the NACA Supportive Services program, please call Dorothy Gishie at 928-526-2968 ext. 126.
The other components of this program are offered through a more formal process. Active, established NACA clients requesting assistance must submit an application that explains their situation and support needs. Established clients need to be actively working on their case management goals, objectives and making all of their appointments. The NACA Supportive Services Committee, comprised of staff members, reviews the requests and makes recommendations to fund them fully, partially, or not at all. Individuals are eligible to receive assistance once a year. Written procedures and funding agency requirements guide the committee in making decisions.
NACA Contact: Dorothy Denetsosie Gishie
Social Services Administrator
(928)526-2968 ext 126
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Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Pathways Youth Program
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