Welcome to NAZCARE


Northern Arizona Consumers Advancing

Recovery by Empowerment


Our Vision

Our vision is to assist and empower all people in discovering and embracing recovery and wellness.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality wellness services to individuals and families with mental, co-occurring and substance use disorders in order to promote recovery and wellness.


I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in NAZCARE. We are glad you stopped by and hope this website will answer some of the questions you or others may have about our organization's mission, vision, values and services. Please feel free to contact us at any time! If you are looking for community wellness centers, recovery services, supportive housing, career training, supportive employment; we would love the opportunity to speak with you. NAZCARE is a quality recovery organization. We are a Peer-Operated agency. Most of our employees are peers and family members. We seek to enhance wellness, promote recovery, reduce stigma and reach out to consumers throughout the United States. Join us in our journey of recovery and better whole health and reducing stigma in your community.


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NAZCARE’S Peer Stabilization Program


NAZCARE, Inc. has spent a good deal of time working on a peer stabilization program which will lead to change in the crisis system in Arizona. NAZCARE drew upon Roberta L. Howard’s experience working in-patient facilities and peer support recovery services to design this model that is implemented in phases. The first phase is the implementation of peer support groups within psychiatric facilities to establish a connection to peer and natural supports for an in-patient client once they leave the facility. The peer staff from NAZCARE also helps to identify needs of a client at and after discharge and convey this to the social work staff in order to better meet the needs of a client and prevent and reduce recidivism rates. Phase two is the implementation of services at time of discharge and after discharge along with a huge re-engagement piece. NAZCARE peer staff follows up with phone calls and home visits to check on the safety and wellness of a client and any concerns in order to address issues in a timely manner and eliminate barriers that may lead to crisis and relapse. NAZCARE is located throughout rural Arizona and thus is able to handle out-of-area placements with the same support and services through the model. If you have any questions, please contact,

Roberta l. Howard at (928) 830-6116 rhoward@nazcare.org


NAZCARE Training Institute's Peer Employment Training Program


NAZCAREprovides the needed training and certification to become a Peer Support or Recovery Support Specialist. Our certificate is portable recognized by states through the US, Internationally and by the Veterans Affairs Administration. Trainings can be available for D/HH by a Deaf trainer who is fluent in ASL. NAZCARE’s program is an evidence-based program...read more(Click Here)


Difference between clinical peer services and peer run services

Peer services inside a clinical setting are to integrate peers into clinical setting in order to change the cultural of an organization to be more recovery oriented from recovery language to awareness to recovery needs through peer services.


Peer services by a peer run organization are to integrate peers into the community through a community-based peer services from socialization, citizenship, adult life skills, community integration and community services to reduce and live stigma free as an integrated member of the community. Peer runs allow a person to self-direct one’s recovery services and to have voice and choice in the recovery activities that occur at a peer run.



Peer services work in coordination of care along the continuum of care. A peer should not have one or the other but both.

Clinics and peer runs can bill for services on the same day – just NOT at the same time. Peer runs are block purchase and improve the CAP rate! Clinics may copy what we do in a clinical setting but the approach, methods and setting are NOT the same.



Peers may opt out of services at any time





The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) hereby gives public notice that it is the Agency’s policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Federal Aid Highway program or other activity for which ADOT receives Federal financial assistance.

Any person, who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the ADOT Civil Rights Office, Title VI Program Manager within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the ADOT Civil Rights Office by contacting:


El Departamento de Transportación del Estado de Arizona ADOT da aviso al publico que es la norma de esta agencia asegurar cumplimiento total con el Título VI de la Ley de los Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Restauración de 1987, y articulos relacionados y regulaciones en todos los programas y actividades. El Título VI require que ninguna persona sera discriminada por razon de raza, color, pais de origen, sexo, edad o discapacidad; sera excluida de participar en, denegar servicios de programas, ayudas o beneficios por ningún programa o actividad financiados por el gobierno federal.

Cualquier persona que crea que se ha violado su protección bajo el Título VI, puede presentar una queja. Esta queja debe ser por escrito con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT dentro de los ciento ochenta (180) días de la fecha en que se alega que la discriminación ocurrió. Para recibir formularios de reclamo por favor póngase en contacto con la oficina ADOT Oficina de Derechos Civiles:



ADOT Civil Rights Office

206 S. 17th Avenue, Mail Drop 155-A Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.712.8946 602.239.6257 FAX



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