The Regional Center for Border Health is planning to build a transitional housing the primary care facility in Parker. Ortensia Yazzie of the RCBH told the La Paz Coalition to End Homelessness at their July 2 meeting that they are still trying to find a site for the facility.
She said one of the locations they are looking is near La Paz Regional Hospital and the old drive-in theater.
Yazzie said the facility will initially have five units for men and five units for women. The maximum stay will be six months. The rooms will be small, so they will not be able to house families.
In addition, there will be a conference room for training and meetings, as well as exam rooms. There will also be behavioral health care provided. The facility will be open to whoever may need it. Yazzie said this would include tribal members.
Funding for the project is coming from a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The RCBH is applying for grants to provide treatment services. Once the primary care facility is open, Yazzie said they will be able to bill insurance companies.
For more information, contact the RCBH at 928-669-6242.