Cornucopia Community Advocates
|Cornucopia Community Advocates|
|Cornucopia Community Advocates|
|Enhance community spirit and effectiveness through sharing resources.|
|Cornucopia Community Advocates is a 501c3 non-profit social service office based in Sedona, AZ. Cornucopia improves community spirit and community effectiveness through sharing resources, direct service programs and partnership development of services in the Verde Valley. Cornucopia works to provide emergency resources such as emergency food assistance, utility assistance, rent assistance, etc., to the residents of the Verde Valley.
To achieve its mission, Cornucopia partners with: The Boys & Girls Club, Catholic Social Services, The Salvation Army, The St. Vincent dePaul Society, Community Services Department of Coconino County, United Way of Yavapai County, Yavapai County Community Health Services, Yavapai College, Arizona State University, & More!
Last year, with the help of people like you, Cornucopia helped 38 families in emergency financial need, Including 71 hungry children in the Verde Valley.
Cornucopia works in conjunction with other social service offices such as the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army to provide emergency resources such as emergency food assistance, utility assistance, rent assistance, etc., to the residents of the Verde Valley. Here is a list of services and programs that Cornucopia currently offers:
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Cornucopia Services to Other Organizations:
- Create and update an online community resource directory
- Create community collaborations
- Build community resources where gaps exist
- Conduct community and agency needs and asset assessments
- Perform formal studies of community problems
- Conduct program evaluations
- Provide funding for youth and women in crisis situations
- Manage student scholarship funds
Kids Piggy Bank
Youth and family programs refer youth with opportunities for positive development or crisis needs to Cornucopia for fast financial aid. One hundred percent of donations to Kids Piggy Bank go to actual needs, with no overhead fees. In this way, Cornucopia supports kids, families and local programs.
Restorative Justice – the Sedona-Oak Creek Restorative Justice Program
Cornucopia supports this innovative program for high impact intervention of youth referred by police and schools for violations to mobilize youth and families to solve their problems in the community and keep them out of the juvenile justice system. This program also aids victims of juvenile crime. Adult volunteers are trained to assist youth and families.
WINGS – Women In Need
Social service programs refer women with opportunities for positive development or crisis needs to Cornucopia for fast financial aid. One hundred percent of donations to WINGS go to actual needs, with no overhead fees. In this way, Cornucopia supports single moms, other women in need, and local programs. Donations are needed to sustain the program.
Cornucopia receives donations for student scholarships to higher education and manages dedicated scholarship funds, charging a 10% administration fee. Donors receive income tax deductions.
Cornucopia receives donations for assisting with payment of healthcare costs for specific persons, charging a 10% administration fee. Donors receive income tax deductions.
With rising costs of food and goods, Cornucopia encourages neighbors to work together in establishing community gardens to grow local organic vegetables. Donors receive income tax deductions.
• CCA is partnering with the Verde Valley Task Force On Aging and the Community Services Dept. of Coconino County in the creation of a comprehensive Verde Valley Community Resource Directory (both on-line and printed editions in Spanish and English).
• CCA is partnering with Yavapai College and ASU to extend the ASU Nonprofit Management Training Program to Yavapai College to upgrade management skills of the 600 nonprofit organizations in the Verde Valley.
• CCA is partnering with Verde Valley Youth Count to help bring federal and private grants into Verde Valley to expand school youth programs for drug prevention and juvenile delinquency prevention.
• CCA is partnering with Yavapai County Health Department, expanding health services for indigent people and working poor in the Verde Valley.
• CCA is partnering with the League of Women Voters, Yavapai College
and the Latin American Center of Northern AZ in forming a Multicultural Diversity Council. The Council includes individuals from all cultures represented in the Verde Valley and will plan ways for people to get to know each other better, work together cooperatively, support and empower each other and enhance the future for all Verde Valley citizens.
• CCA is partnering with Women for Women Learning Center located in Cottonwood. CCA funds scholarships for classes teaching life skills necessary for women wanting to become more self-reliant and empowered.
• CCA is partnering with New Frontier’s Natural Foods in raising funds for programs designed to help Verde Valley children and their families.
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