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"Being able to relate to others and touch them with empathy is the key to unlocking potential and growth."

Richard Arbogast
Founder, San Tan Behavioral Health Services
Dearly Missed and Forever in our Hearts


      Entering our Ninth Year of Service

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

In early 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, Therapeutic Recreation Programs including karate, dance, boxing, and basketball, as well as  life-skill weekend programs and plans to create and implement more programs as our relationship with the Community grows and is strengthened even further.

 In 2015 we entered into a contract with Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (MMIC) and now serve clients throughout Maricopa County. 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 nine 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 nine 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