Greater Yavapai County Coalition is now
Since becoming a 501C3 in 2019, the Greater Yavapai County Coalition or GYCC has supported programs and resources for the LGBTQ+ Community in Northern Arizona, specifically in Yavapai County.
Take a look at our first Logo- Vintage 2018!
Over the years! Greater Yavapai County Coalition has brought Programs, Resources and Events to Rural Northern Arizona and Yavapai County.
Here are some of the programs that GYCC has developed:
Faith Bridge- Providing Inclusive Faith Connections
NAZGEM- Northern Arizona Gender Mentor’s Network
Grow Our Own- Garden for the Community
GYCC’s Family and Friends Picnic
GYCC’s Turn About Ball
The name Greater Yavapai County Coalition served us well!
The next evolution of GYCC’s Logo
With an amazing, hard working team and the help of a vibrant and supportive LGBTQ+ Community, GYCC has built partnerships and joined coalitions that have brought support and resources to our rural Northern Arizona Areas.
GYCC was thrilled to receive the Finding the Good Award for their Covid Box Support Program
GYCC has partnered with:
…to name a few
As GYCC we have also become involved in the Organizations that provide support to Yavapai County.
GYCC is a part of
We started the Covid Support Box Program which has provided over 200 Boxes to individuals, children and families who are dealing with Covid.
GYCC is a part of this Community and as we head into 2022, we hope to become even more involved in building an inclusive, safe and vibrant Northern Arizona.
In 2022, we wanted a name that could move forward with us. One that represented the LGBTQ+ Community and was easily identified and remembered when it was on a list of Resources and Service Organizations.
We invited the LGBTQ+ Community to get involved with name suggestions and had a great response! We narrowed the names from seventy, to ten to three and after much careful thought, finally agreed on PRISM NETWORK
A NEW VISION
A huge thanks to everyone who took the time to share their vision of what they wanted GYCC to become. Stay tuned as we update our Website and Logos over the next month.
We would love to hear from you! Send us your thoughts and ideas to GYCCinfo@gmail.com
GREATER YAVAPAI COUNTY COALITION
GYCC’s GROW OUR OWN Garden Program joins SLOW FOOD PRESCOTT
Let’s grow food in our own backyards!
GYCC’s Garden Planted
In 2020 GYCC launched our GROW OUR OWN Garden for the Community Project
Check out the GYCC Straw Bale Garden Here!
CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF THE GYCC “Grow Our Own” Garden Here https://az-gycc.org/grow-our-own/
Molly Beverly is a Chef, Creative Food Activist and Teacher.who works with Slow Food USA and Chairs Slow Food Prescott. Check out her long list of accomplishments here!
CHECK OUT SLOW FOOD PRESCOTT’S GROW FOOD IN YOUR BACKYARD PROGRAM HERE:
You can fill out an application to participate in Grow Food In Your Backyard
Gardener Request: https://forms.gle/jWMpjTKBYgU94Za68
Watch our Blog for More Garden News as we start our Seedlings for 2022!
Greater Yavapai County Coalition
United Way “Shows Up” with Donation to GYCC’s Covid Support Box Program!
Left to Right: Molly Freibott, Nina Saim, Kristie Bandie, Hannah Leonard
With the Omicron Varient surging, the Greater Yavapai County Coalition, GYCC, has struggled to keep up with the demand for Covid Support Boxes. Supplies were getting low…then we got the call from the United Way of Yavapai County! They showed up with a huge Donation!
Learn more about United Way Yavapai County and the amazing ways they are serving our Community!
Over 200 boxes have gone out to individuals, children and families who have tested positive with Covid. This has serviced over 400 people! The goal of the program is to help keep people out of the ER as much as possible.
The Boxes include:
- Digital Fingertip Oxygen Monitor
- Digital Thermometer
- Hydration and Electrolyte Replacement
- Over the Counter Cold Medicines including Acetaminophen
- PPE (Masks, Gloves, Hand Sanitizer, Sanitizing Cleaner, Anti Bacterial Soap
- Crackers and Granola Bars- Foods that don’t need any preparation when in quarantine
- Stuffed Animals, Blankets and other comfort items
Find out More about GYCC’s Covid Support Box Program and how you can help HERE
One Families Story- GYCC’s Covid Support Box Program
United Way’s Donation is going to fill so many Boxes!!! Check out this great spread!
Learn more about what United Way is doing in Yavapai County HERE!
GREATER YAVAPAI COUNTY COALITION
COVID SUPPORT BOX PROGRAM
GYCC launched the COVID Support Box Program in response to families testing positive for Covid.
GYCC provided over 175 COVID SUPPORT BOXES to Community Members, Agencies, Families and children. These boxes supported over 400 individuals! Most boxes go to entire families with children who have tested positive.
Learn more about GYCC’s Covid Support Box Here:
This was the case with Vonda’s Family.
Here’s her story!
Vonda: In our situation, we found ourselves with 11 people in our house due to my roommate getting temporary custody of 6 of her grandchildren overnight and the father flying in from Washington state.
Unfortunately, the youngest child brought COVID home and it spread throughout the house over a 4 week period.
As soon as GYCC members found out we had COVID, they delivered two boxes that contained all the medicine we needed for adults and children, snacks, Gatorade, thermometer, oximeter, gloves, sanitizer, masks, basically everything we needed and couldn’t go out and get for ourselves.
The relief that was provided in having these items delivered was immense and allowed us to focus on resting and not going out into the community and spreading COVID.
I brought a box to another person who had COVID and she said the same thing—she actually was taken to the hospital because her oxygen levels got too low and because of the oximeter in the box, she was able to monitor her 02 and get the help she needed before she got worse.
Thank you to all the people involved in getting these boxes out!
Help us fill 100 more Boxes to help Families struggling with Covid!
- Digital 02 Fingertip Monitor
- Digital Thermometer
- Hydration/Electrolyte Replacement
- OTC Acetaminophen/Cold Medicine
- PPE: Masks, Gloves, Hand Sanitizer, Sanitizing Spray, Disinfecting Hand Soap
- Granola Bars/Crackers
- Comfort Items: Stuffed Animals, Blankets, Craft Supplies, Toys depending on availability
GYCC’S COVID SUPPORT BOX PROGRAM
Mid 2020, GYCC began to receive urgent requests for COVID SUPPORT BOXES from Community Members and Families testing positive with Covid. In response, GYCC launched the COVID SUPPORT BOX PROGRAM
As of December 2021, GYCC has provided over 175 COVID SUPPORT BOXES to Community Members, Agencies, Families and children. These boxes have provided support to over 400 individuals and are often delivered to entire families with children who have tested positive.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM
The main goal of the GYCC’S COVID SUPPORT BOX PROGRAM is to keep Covid Positive Adults, Children and Families out of overcrowded Hospitals. First, the boxes allows them to monitor their oxygen levels and temperature at home. This results in less visits to Emergency Rooms. Second, PPE and Hydration/Electrolyte replacement aids in prevention of spread and recovery. As a result, we see fewer readmissions.
The Average COVID SUPPORT BOX Contains:
Digital Oxygen Monitor
Hydration/Electrolyte Replacement (ie: Pedialyte, Gatorade)
PPE (Masks, gloves, Sanitizing Cleaner, Hand Sanitizer, etc
Over the Counter Medications
Basic Quarantine Snack Foods (Granola Bars, Crackers etc)
Comfort Items (Books, stuffed animals, blankets)
The COVID SUPPORT BOXES include also include Sanitization Supplies, basic food support and comfort items for isolation when available.
A large volume of Urgent calls for Covid Support Boxes are from those who are very sick. Many have been hospitalized at least once and are now having to quarantine. As a result, they are often unable to get the supplies they need to keep themselves and their family members safe.
CHILDREN WITH COVID
In response to the high volume of Urgent Calls with Children who test positive for COVID, GYCC has created Family Boxes.
Pediatric Masks and PPE, Pediatric Over-the-Counter Medicine, stuffed animals and comfort items such as blankets and toys. This is in addition to the regular box contents.
PARTNERING WITH THE COMMUNITY
GYCC’s Community Partners have been an essential part of the Program. They have provided Donations and Collected Items from community members.
GYCC IS WORKING WITH:
PRESCOTT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
AARP’S TAX AIDE CENTER
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
QUAD CITY INTERFAITH COUNCIL
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you or someone you love has tested positive for COVID Contact GYCC at GYCCinfo@gmail.com
PCA and Finding the Good Team
ARIZONA GIVES DAY is April 6th!
And April 15th is just around the corner!
Your Donation of up to $800.00 to the Greater Yavapai County Coalition qualifies for the Arizona Tax Credit!