Community Invited to Examine Issues Facing Families and Offer Solutions at Community Town Hall October 8th.

Nearly a quarter of Arizona’s children live in poverty. Ten children per every 1,000 live in foster care. Twenty percent of Arizona’s kids don’t graduate from high school. Every one of those statistics exceeds the national average.

Cave Creek community area residents are invited to join this community discussion to examine challenges faced by children and families and develop a roadmap to help them build resilience and thrive. This gathering is part of Arizona Town Hall’s statewide Community Town Halls designed specifically for an up close, local look and solution-based conversation. The issues to be discussed include: child well-being; adverse childhood experiences; family support; child abuse and neglect; family violence; substance abuse; children with disabilities and the unique challenges they face. A comprehensive background research report shared with all participants includes the history of each issue and realities Arizona faces today allowing each participant to come ready to engage in the conversations and consensus dialogue.

The Community Town Hall is set for Tuesday, October 8th at Desert Foothills Library, located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road. Registration opens from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the program will run 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants. Input from this program will be developed into a consensus report and be incorporated into the statewide Arizona Town Hall discussion set for November 14-16 in Phoenix.

Community members from all walks of life are encouraged to attend to help shape a broad and diverse consensus document that will include specific action items that can be embraced within organizations, businesses, and government entities both locally and statewide.

Who: Citizens from the Cave Creek Area Communities
What: Community Town Hall on Strong Families Thriving Children
Where: Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek, AZ, 85327
When: Tuesday, October 08, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Registration and Check-In
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Program
RSVP: Registration is free and required due to limited seating.
Refreshments provided.
http://aztownhall.org/Events_Calendar

Special thanks to Kiwanis Club of Carefree for funding this event and to the Desert Foothills Library for providing the facility.

About Arizona Town Hall

Arizona Town Hall is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization that has been a catalyst for civic action and the advancement of issues important to Arizonans for more than 55 years. The organization’s signature events include a statewide Town Hall convened to bring diverse Arizonans together for facilitated, civil discussions leading to consensus solutions to the state’s most pressing issues. Community Town Halls and Community Outreach Programs are held in venues across the state during the months before, and after, each statewide Town Hall. Community Programs allow an opportunity for more people to add their voice to the discussions. Arizona Town Hall also provides consulting services to government, businesses and other entities interested in using Arizona Town Hall’s unique system of facilitated, consensus-oriented discussions to find common ground and bring solutions to challenges they may be facing.

The work of Arizona Town Hall is made possible through the generous financial support of individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations that support its mission. Additional information regarding Arizona Town Hall can be found online at aztownhall.org.