YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Tonight, the Alliance for Child and Family Resources and Child Action celebrated more state funding for its mission.
Additional money will allow to expand to villages in the future.
Healthy Families Arizona will receive an additional $10 million in funding for a variety of essential services.
The organization helps provide stability for families, pregnant women and parents of young children who are experiencing one or more major life stressors.
This money allows them to access the care they need at no cost.
The Torres family is just one of many families being helped through Yuma’s Healthy Families program.
Ms. Torres says the Healthy Families program has been a huge help.
“Especially because I’m a new mom, they just help you get through the emotions and give both of us our family and a lot of resources to support. A lot of resources that I didn’t know existed Yuma,” Torres said.
She has been a member of this program for seven months and says that with the help of healthy families, raising her child has become much easier.
“Every month your child is eating or talking to you, they’re telling you about safety toys and safety gadgets for your home and all that stuff,” Torres said.
Now more families can take advantage of the Healthy Families program.
Because ten million dollars in additional state funding will help more families get the help they need.
“Through the Governor’s additional funding that he provided for Healthy Families, we were able to expand our services with several more visitors in the area to serve Somerton and San Luis, so we are grateful for this funding,” said Joe Harper and Wendy Puga of Healthy Families and Family Community Services.
Families must be referred by a health care provider to receive assistance.