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Family Services Director: Sister Sonya Harper

MOBILE PANTRY FOOD BANK - In partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Pilgrim Rest will be sponsoring a monthly Mobile Food Pantry on Every 4th Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (or until all food is distributed). All are welcome to receive FREE FOOD, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, along with other goodies regardless of income. ALSO, we need volunteers for this event, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office or email

FOSTER CARE/ ADOPTION PARENT CHECKLIST Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. The willingness of people like you to help Arizona’s children is part of what makes our State great! The first step is to view the five-part orientation video series. If you have not yet viewed all five videos, or if you want to watch the videos again, you can find them here.

Your next step in the process is to select the licensing agency with whom you wish to work. Remember, you need to select an agency based on the county where you live. You can use this Matrix to find agencies in your county. DCS encourages prospective foster and adoptive parents to interview several licensing agencies before making a final decision. It’s important to find an agency with whom you are comfortable because they will be asking you deeply personal questions and will frequently be in your home. As a reminder, here’s the link to our tips for selecting an agency. We know this is a big decision. At any time throughout the process, you can email us with questions at or call us at 1-877 KIDS-NEEDU (1-877-543-7633). We’re happy to talk with you during business hours, or you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.


ACYR in collaboration with Comerica Bank will be holding monthly Financial Literacy workshops! For more information go to RSVP Eventbrite

It’s not too late to register for City View High School and City View – NOW (on line high School) the home of the Jaguars! For more information go to or

4 DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DISPLAYS IN ARIZONA THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY - Experiencing Christmas magic from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle has never been easier. These four drive-thru displays in Arizona are brimming with the lights and sounds of the season — and all you have to do is cruise on by and enjoy the show.

We're aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we're continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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Hello African American community!

Arizona Complete Health has partnered with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Department of Emergency Management, ASU, and the Arizona Diamondbacks to help get the new drive-thru vaccine site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium up and running. Our role in the partnership is to help recruit clinical and non-clinical volunteers to staff the site.

On Saturday, March 6, we are hosting a special volunteer event – Communities of Color Coming Together to Beat COVID. Tempe Mayor Corey Woods will be our guest and will participate as a volunteer. As you know, there is high vaccine hesitancy rates in Black and Brown communities, so we want to come out and say communities of color are coming together to raise awareness, to support one another, look after our neighbors, volunteer and get the vaccine when it’s our turn.

We really need your help in getting the opportunity communicated out to the community such as, D9 organization chapters in the valley, and affiliate organizations. NPHC organizations, HBCU alumni, and other Black Affiliate Professional Associations, the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer, Black Nurses Association, including Tucson and other leaders and organizations.

In addition to Mayor Woods, I would love to have a strong showing from African American leaders in attendance to actually volunteer a full 6-hour shift and then receive the vaccination at the end of your shift. All volunteers receive the vaccine at the end of their shift. I would also like to have a good number of you to be part of the morning shift 6am-12noon, which is when Mayor Woods will be there. We are working to get media coverage. We’d also like to celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris connection to the AKAs, vaccine roll out and her receiving the shot. There will also be Latino organizations, such as CPLC, Hispanic Nurses Association, Equality Health and other organizations in attendance.

The volunteer shifts are:

  • 6:00AM - 12:00noon
  • 11:00AM - 5:00PM

The volunteer duties for non-clinical and clinical can include checking in patients, volunteers, confirming appointments, scheduling second dose appointments, directing traffic, administering vaccines and so on.

Next steps:

Please email me directly your name and email address. I can fill 50 slots and we’ll also be in need of clinical – those who can administer the shots. Once I have all, AZ Complete Health will send everyone instructions of what they need to do to sign up. Please feel free to pass on to others that might be interested in volunteering

ATTENTION Black Business Owners

The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a competition designed toconnect Black-owned businesses to corporations who seek to expandand diversify their supply chain with new products and services.

Three winners will be selected to receive cash prizes




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Family Resources

Get connected to various health and human services in the community. Learn how to apply for food programs, adoption and foster care, health care, senior care, affordable housing, civil rights restoration, veterans support, and more on-going support resources.

Employment Resources

Discover helpful tools for seeking employment in today's job market. Learn how to expand your network, highlight your skills and accomplishments, and put your best foot forward for prospective employers. Browse dozens of job boards right at your fingertips.

Community Events

Check out these upcoming events for living, thriving, and surviving in our community. This is where to find special events info for free/ low=cost entertainment, mobile food banks, health fairs, business and finance workshops, and more,

Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to the community by volunteering your time. You are needed. Find purpose in sharing your gifts and talents with PRBC and/or a community organization in need.

Benevolence Requests

PRBC provides benevolence assistance for individuals and families who are in crisis situations. To apply, please download application using the link below. Bring completed application to the PRBC office Mon-Friday between 10:00AM and 4:00PM or fax completed application to (602) 258-0840. All application information is confidential.

Mobile Pantry Food Bank

In partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, PRBC hosts a monthly mobile pantry food bank. Open to all, this food bank takes place every 4th Saturday of the month from 11AM-1PM (or until food is gone). No I.D. or income qualifications needed to receive free, nutritious fresh produce and other goodies. Dates subject to change due to holidays.

Dress For Success

Job hunting? Re-entering the workforce? Need a self-esteem boost? PRBC is proud to be an official referral agency for Dress for Success Phoenix. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Contact PRBC Family Services for your referral.

Family Services Event Registration

Register for Family Service events using the registration form button below. For questions contact Family Services at (602) 258-0831.