Texas nonprofit organizations and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are working aggressively to provide housing for veterans and keep them housed.
YUMA – Cristina Yanez and her husband, Alex, spent eight years trying to conceive a child, but they were always met with disappointment. That’s when the Yuma couple turned to IVF options in Mexico. Now, they’re parents of three boys.
LAS VEGAS – A summit to address youth homelessness in Nevada brought organizations together to explore solutions to end youth homelessness.
PHOENIX – People in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities face various barriers to accessing mental health care, including cultural stigmas and limited cultural competency from providers. Despite barriers, people within these communities are working to normalize conversations around mental health.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County got $2 million in national opioid settlement funds and gave $60,000 to Live and Learn AZ, a local organization that supported April Hernandez so she could overcome a crystal meth addiction and get back on her feet.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Homelessness in New Mexico increased 48% this year due to housing shortages and rent increases. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are responding with housing programs and rental assistance to promote stable, more permanent housing.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rabbit, 50, said he has been on the streets for 26 years. He fights to survive every day, frequently going out dumpster diving to find wood for a barrel fire. The homeless community gathers at the Compassion Services Center daily during the winter and help each other stay warm.
A Flagstaff nonprofit helps its Indigenous community combat high rates of diabetes using holistic approaches
FLAGSTAFF – Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) combats diabetes within Flagstaff's Indigenous community using a holistic approach. It focuses on reconnecting with traditional cultural practices to manage and prevent diabetes.
PHOENIX – Infant mortality rate has increased across Arizona by 11% due to low birth weight and poverty risk factors. March of Dimes advocates for better protections for mothers and newborns.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. has entered a "new normal" for COVID-19, with lower but consistent levels of infection. But experts fear that the new normal may include people skipping vaccines that are still needed for protection.
PHOENIX – All three Arizona public universities are implementing big changes to their medical training programs as part of an Arizona Board of Regents initiative, with new medical schools at ASU and NAU to come.
‘Fight before the fight’: MMA warriors battle to beat the scale in grueling process of cutting weight
TEMPE – Mixed martial artists employ unique and healthy strategies to shed pounds, maintain peak performance and conquer the mental and physical challenges before stepping into the octagon.