IMPACT of Southern Arizona
About IMPACT of Southern Arizona
IMPACT of Southern Arizona was originally formed in 2000 as a 501c3 called Catalina Community Resource Center and collaborated with several groups working together to provide emergency services to rural Catalina residents, including Amphi PAT, AZYP, Pima County Health Dept., Golder Ranch Fire District. Start up funds were provided by area residents, help from the Catalina Village Council, and a Community Grant from Pima County. We moved into a small slump block house on an AZ State Land Trust property lease, where partner offices were housed in old bedrooms, our bookkeeper's desk was located in a bi-fold closet, and the gutted master bedroom and bathroom housed our food bank, where food was passed out of a sliding window to clients outside. Soon after, a clothing bank was added, and housed in an ocean cargo container on the lot.
After adding a senior meals program and location a few years later, our organization changed its name to Catalina Community Services, and continued to partner with organizations to serve the Catalina area.