Working Together to Reduce Substance Abuse in Yavapai County and Beyond

Since 2006, when MATFORCE first started, the coalition has always had a county-wide focus. Campaigns and projects have been successfully implemented across cities and towns throughout the county with the help of local volunteers passionate about their communities.

In 2020, that focus began to expand with a grant to replicate the Yavapai Reentry Project (YRP) throughout the state. And that focus continues to expand with grants supporting over 30 coalitions throughout Arizona to create and implement projects aimed at reducing the fentanyl deaths in our communities and replicating the Trauma Lens Care program throughout the state.

As MATFORCE continues to grow and look beyond the county lines, our heart will always be in Yavapai County. This is where we work, live, raise our families, and help build healthier communities.
MATFORCE has been awarded funding through the Trauma Informed Substance Abuse Prevention Program grant from the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith, and Family to train 10 locations on Trauma Lens Care programming. If you are interested in learning more about TLC please contact the MATFORCE office.

Trauma for Breakfast has a new podcast every two weeks that shares the stories, science, and healing of how to better understand and care for those who have experienced trauma.
YRP continues to train counties across Arizona. The latest county to be trained was Mohave County through the Mohave Substance Treatment Education Prevention Partnership coalition. They have received the toolkit and are in the beginning stages of implementation.
The Rise of Fentanyl toolkit has been delivered to over 20 coalitions statewide. These coalitions received training on toolkit items and on all of the adult and youth fentanyl-related presentations.
Drug prevention coalitions have begun to implement the toolkit in the communities they serve.

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