Arizona to assist most vulnerable citizens

March 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by BNO News  

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) – On Tuesday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer established a 20-member Arizona SERVES Task Force to assist vulnerable populations in Arizona who have been impacted by economic hardship, the Governor’s Office announced.

The ArizonaSERVES Task force will connect with faith-based and non-profit organizations in order to coordinate efforts statewide. It will also identify needs and strategies to promote outreach and to maximize resources to serve the whole community.

“As my Administration confronts a decline in roughly 40 percent of state revenues, and a necessary restructuring of state government, it is important that our families and communities unite together with us to help our most vulnerable citizens,” said Governor Brewer.

There are five specific areas that will be addressed by the ArizonaSERVES Task force. Such areas are foster care, free child care services, supervised visitations for families, elder independence and transportation to underserved populations.

“Arizona is blessed by a vigorous and energetic network of people who show their commitment to their communities and to their faith by working on behalf of those in need. This task force will help connect these groups.”

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