Celebrating Six Years of Service

This year marks the sixth anniversary of San Tan Behavioral Health Services. It is with tremendous gratitude that we reflect upon this remarkable milestone.

In 2008, STBHS started with a single contract to serve a single community, the Gila River Indian Community. We began with school-based programs, young adult services and community based counseling. Over the years, our relationship with the Gila River Community has been strengthened and we have been able to create and implement programs to better serve the needs and wants of our friends and clients in this Community. Today, in addition to the services initially provided to the Gila River Community, STBHS provides trauma counseling, mentoring, karate, dance, boxing, basketball, sassy Saturdays and life-skill weekend programs and we plan to create and implement more programs as our relationship with this Community grows and is strengthened even further.

In 2009, we started providing services to the White Mountain Apache Reservation. At first, STBHS provided only school-based services. Today we provide mentoring, karate, family support, respite and young adult services. Just as we have grown in strength and trust with the Gila River Indian Community, we will continue to do so within the White Mountain Apache Reservation and plan to create and implement additional programs and services to meets the needs of our friends and clients associated with this Reservation.

In late 2012, STBHS entered into a services agreement with the Navajo Nation, in the fall of 2013, we entered into an agreement with the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority and in early 2014, STBHS entered into a services agreement with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. We are very excited about these new opportunities and are looking forward to working with each of these entities and their respective members.

The growth and stability that STBHS has enjoyed over the past six years would not be sustainable without the hard work and dedication of many hard-working employees, enthusiastic community affiliates, devoted friends and loyal family members. It is with all of these people that we ask you to join in us in celebrating six years of tradition and service.

It's not often that I recommend an outside entity to a particular tribal community, but I can do so in this case as I have been witness to their dedication to the people they represent. Their efforts include the ability to understand their population of clients, which is in correlation with their excellent customer service that they provide to each member they come in contact with. The customer service is an affect of their countless hours of professionalism and one to one contact that they provide. In many cases, they will go the extra mile to ensure that their client is well taken care of, understood and more importantly, that their client is respected. It is not strange or out of the ordinary to see their staff visiting homes and sitting amongst the families they assist.Mario Molina
Gila River Indian Community, Tribal Education Department