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Tribe donates to Mesa children’s group

Executive Director of the East Valley Child Crisis Center (EVCCC) Chris Scarpati accepted a grant from the Gila River Indian Community’s Chief of Staff Greg Mendoza at last night’s City Council meeting.

The grant, totaling $225,000 over three years, will be used to help construct a Family Resource Center/Children’s Behavioral Health Expansion building at 805 N. Country Club Dr.  The new building will increase the EVCCC’s capacity to bring two children’s programs together in one location.  The new center will allow the EVCCC to boost its services and clients by 50% by 2012.

“We are extremely grateful to have the tribe’s involvement as we reach out to serve more families,” said Scarpati.  “This partnership will be an enormous benefit to those we serve.”

The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a primary prevention program provider that promotes the well being of our community through the provision of voluntary services designed to keep children and families healthy and self-sufficient.

Proposition 202, passed by Arizona voters in Nov. 2002 allowed for new gaming compacts between the State of Arizona and 17 Arizona tribal governments.  Of the state shared revenue generated from these compacts, 12% can be retained by the Indian Community/Nation and distributed directly to local governments to benefit the general public.  Local non-profit organizations, such as the Child Crisis Center are allowed to access this grant funding if they secure an endorsement from their local government.  The City of Mesa was pleased to support the Child Crisis Center in this effort.

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