Native American Connections (NAC) opened its newest behavioral health and supportive housing campus in Phoenix, Arizona. The campus includes the Patina Mountain Preserve Wellness Center and Dunlap Pointe Housing Community. Both were made possible with the support of several financing and development partners, and investments by the Gila River Indian Community and the City of Phoenix.
The Wellness Center offers 48 treatment beds in an environment that incorporates traditional Native ceremonies – including talking circle and sweat lodge – in a holistic approach to healing mind, body, and spirit. Dunlap Pointe provides 54 permanent supportive housing units, targeted to veterans experiencing homelessness.
With the opening of the new Patina Mountain Preserve, NAC will increase its total number of residential treatment beds from 70 to 118, increasing annual capacity from 500 adults to 800. NAC will transition the existing Patina Wellness Center in central Phoenix to exclusively offer services to females including pregnant women and mothers with young children. The opening of Dunlap Pointe increases NAC’s supportive housing portfolio to a total of 322 units.
NAC integrates Native American healing with evidence-based practices to support health and wellness, provide affordable housing, and champion community development projects. It owns and operates 21 sites throughout Central Phoenix that provide advanced behavioral health services and state-of-the-art housing communities. It serves more than 10,000 individuals and families each year.
This was reported by Native American Connections on March 24, 2021.
Contact information: Native American Connections, 4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 600, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Website: http://www.nativeconnections.org/