Arizona Rural Human Services Network

PO. Box 11971, Tucson, AZ 85734

Phone: (602) 682-7166 FAX: (602) 682-7026

 Who belongs to ARHSN?

Pima County Interfaith Council a misnomer 

Arizona Rural Human Services Network 

    First of all, PCIC does not represent rural Pima County as the Arizona Rural  Human Services Network (ARHSN) does. 
    ARHSN, made up of 35 rural  community based coordinating councils and groups that meet monthly, not  annually, to discuss their problems for which they need no prompters in the isle  to orchestrate their plight. Neither has PCIC ever contacted that ARHSN to find  out what the rural needs are. 
    Furthermore, resources to fight rural  poverty are 20 years behind urban areas and need special attention The ARHSN  rural committees have clearly established priorities which are presented in  their "Contract with Rural Arizona" This document was signed by Native American  groups, farm worker Coalitions, Micro business Associations, The Rural Business  Advisory Council, as well as other rural coalitions and networks representing  more than 25,000 Client base, not 2000 

    Perhaps what PCIC is doing in their own eyes is admirable, and it is, if they  seek more resources to help the poor. However, one danger is that the existing  organizations with demonstrated track records and accountability working with  the poor are already stretched to the limits. Any diversion of funds to create  another layer of providers would detract from the present effort and be  disastrous. As per needing outside consultants to help us, this is unnecessary  as three of the ARHSN programs have been cited as national models and one  Director was recently appointed by President Clinton to sit on a National  Advocacy Council. Plenty of similar talent is abundant among Tucson based  agencies. 

    PCIC would have more credibility if the churches, which pay no taxes could as  scripture says "collect alms" from their own ranks and provide match dollars for  existing organizations who will certainly need additional resources to meet the  increased demand as the specter of welfare reform will push many new families  into the ranks of poverty. To this, the rural communities say a hearty  "yes." 


Adopted this 20th day of November 1996 


Ajo Food Bank P.O. Box 184 Ajo, AZ 85321 Phone:  387-5090
Amado Community Health  Advisors Box 556 Amado, AZ  85645 Phone: 398-9866
Amado Literacy Center P.O. Box  604 Amado, AZ 85645  Phone: 398-9002
Aravaca Coordinating Council/ Human Resource Group P.O.  Box 96 Aravaca, AZ 85601 Phone: 398-2771
Catalina Helping Hands 15631 N. Oracle Road Tucson, AZ  85737 Phone: 825-7833
Coalition of Neighborhoods 5540 S. Holladay Place  Tucson, AZ 85746 Phone: 883-1604
Community Food Bank P.O. Box 26727 Tucson, AZ 85726  Phone: 622-0525
East Santa Cruz County Community Food Bank P.O. Box  1147 Patagonia, AZ 85624 Phone: 394-0066
Flowing Wells Family Resource/ Wellness Center 5001 N.  Shannon Road Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone: 690-2368
Greater Catalina/Golder Ranch Village Council P.O. Box  8674 Tucson, AZ 85738 Phone: 575-9095
Greater Littletown Human Resource Group 6816 S. Van  Buren Tucson, AZ 85706 Phone: 574-2263
Green Valley Assistance Services P.O. Box 1002 Green  Valley, AZ 85622 Phone: 625-5966
Marana Community Services 13644 N. Sandario Road  Marana, AZ 85653 Phone: 682-3001
Picture Rocks Community Center 5615 N. Sanders Road  Tucson, AZ 85743 Phone: 682-7166
Pima Council On Aging 5055 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste C-104  Tucson, AZ 85711 Phone: 790-7262
PPEP Microenterprise 802 E. 46th Street Tucson, AZ  85713 Phone: 622-3553
Pima County Health Dept./ Public Health Nurses 6920 E.  Broadway Blvd., Ste E Tucson, AZ 85711 Phone: 298-3888
Pima Youth Partnership 347 E. 4th Street Tucson, AZ  85705 Phone: 882-8298
Project PPEP & Affiliates 802 E. 46th Street  Tucson, AZ 85713 Phone: 622-3553
Sopori Resource Center P.O. Box 721 Amado, AZ 85629  Phone: 398-2437
Southeast Arizona Food Bank 401 E. Maley Willcox, AZ  85643 Phone: 384-4433
Southern Arizona Central  Labor Council 12460 W. Nolen  Road Tucson, AZ 85743 Phone: 682-8164
South Nogales Community Center 10378 S. Country Club  Tucson, AZ 85706 Phone: 889-3746
Southwest Community Center 5950 S. Cardinal Tucson, AZ  85746 Phone: 578-0922
Three Points Resource Center HCR Box 2000-70 Tucson, AZ  85736 Phone: 626-7946
U of  A Community Health Advisors 2501 E. Elm Street  Tucson, AZ 85716 Phone: 626-7946
Yoem Pueblo (MAYA) 11750 W. Camino De Los Pinos Marana,  AZ 85653 Phone: 626-7946
Benson Food Bank P.O. Box 2194 Benson, AZ 85602 Phone:  586-9775
Rillito Water Users P.O. Box 771 Rillito, AZ 85654  Phone:
First American Resource & Services 802 E. 46th  Street Tucson, AZ 85713 Phone: 622-3553
PPEP Micro & Housing Dev. Corp. 1100 E. Ajo, Suite  209 Tucson, AZ 85713 Phone: 806-9513
PPEP TEC Charter High Schools 1100 E. Ajo, Suite 201  & 206 Tucson, AZ 85713 Phone: 294-6997