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Intermountain Centers and Pinal Hispanic Council form Alliance
Greater number of members will be served with a full and integrated continuum of medical and behavioral services
TUCSON (November 30, 2017) – Intermountain Centers announced today that it has formed an alliance with one of Arizona’s leading behavioral health services organizations, Pinal Hispanic Council (PHC). Currently, Intermountain serves over 6,000 members each year while PHC sees nearly 1,000. The alliance of these two agencies will provide a greater scope of services to the combined 7,000 members throughout Arizona. In addition, their combined efforts in Pinal County and Southeastern Arizona increases the rural presence for human services and opens the door to build system capacity with the expansion of programs (i.e.: foster care and psychiatric services).
Pinal Hispanic Council was founded as a grassroots organization focusing on education and behavioral health. In 1987, PHC began to develop and implement a comprehensive continuum of care for behavioral health services. PHC provides outpatient services to children, youth, adults, and families who are experiencing issues relating to mental health, domestic violence, child abuse, and relationships. The agency also provides education, information, referral and advocacy services.
For 45 years Intermountain Centers has been providing the highest quality, evidence-based human services to facilitate self-sufficiency for individuals in their own communities and cultural contexts. Intermountain strives to be a model for human service organizations.
About the alliance, Intermountain’s president and CEO, Rose Lopez, said, “This alliance allows us to become a stronger organization for those members served by combining our values, strengths and resources. In addition, the alignment allows for future contracting opportunities by expanding our children and adult integrated service continuum of care.”