It all started with after-school programs for children along with a multitude of programs for individuals, families and the community that were provided in Beverly Tittle-Baker’s home in central Mesa. These activities led to the following accomplishments over the past 20+ years:
|1994-1997||Community was organized for the purpose of defining strategic plans for health, emotional, education and economic wellness goals. Numerous activities related to the strategic plan including leadership development were implemented by stakeholders who volunteered. Additional support was provided from coalition partners (ASU, MCC, Mesa Public Schools, University of Arizona, etc.).|
|1998-2001||A land lease for 1 acre was secured for our multi-purpose facility that was designed by stakeholders in collaboration with ASU College of Architecture and Environmental Design. The construction of our 3,500 square foot center was completed entirely by volunteers using donated materials. With support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Foundation and St. Luke Health Initiative, activities were transitioned from the founder’s residence into the center.|
|2002-2005||The Outpatient Medical Clinic license was approved; two modular classrooms with 2,880 square feet of space were purchased for youth and emergency service programs. A lease was secured for 1+ additional acres adjoining our property for use as multipurpose playing fields and for future expansion.|
|2006-2009||An oral health assessment and strategic plan were completed for the east valley cities of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Apache Junction. As a result, a mobile clinic was leased from the state for the provision of dental services provided by volunteer dental professionals, pre-dental and dental students|
|2009-2012||Systems were evaluated, revised and/or developed for strengthening operation infrastructure. Examples includes adoption of Roberta’s Rules of Order, revision to our by-laws, fiscal, HR, program policies and procedures; creation of a succession, emergency and other plans for continuity; leadership development training was revised and peer leaders were developed.
Center renovations were completed for medical clinic expansion; solar panels were installed; and property ownership was transferred from the City of Mesa to CARE.
|2013-2015||Dental clinic renovation completed within the community center. Electronic medical record system completed, Medicaid reimbursement and billing service established.|