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About Native Cry Outreach Alliance
Native Cry will provide services for Native American youth ages 10-20 in the area of suicide prevention and depression. Services to be provided are: Mental Health Assessment for suicide and depression, Mental and physical health awareness with counseling and education. NCOA will also provide skill building for positive coping mechanisms.
Native Cry Outreach Alliance will be known for helping troubled children, teens and young adults to make better choices when dealing with depression brought on by traumatic events such as abuse, disease and death. NCOA will also help build a network of peer counselors by holding seminars and workshops relating to suicide prevention and depression that teach detection and healthy coping mechanisms.
Rayna Madero, Co-Founder / President will help design and deploy different events and activities pertaining to Indigenous youth and young adults.
Native Cry is located in Yuma, Arizona and will initially serve the Quechan and Cocopah Indian reservations. NCOA will also serve members of other tribes and form alliances to promote exchange programs. Office hours will be Monday through Thursday for supported programs and half-day Fridays for staff and planning.
Native Cry will serve Native American individuals between the ages of 10-20 that are in need of guidance and counseling due to thoughts of suicide or depression. NCOA will staff trained counselors, mentors and teachers who will help clients understand their emotions and teach positive coping skills.
Native Cry Outreach Alliance is planning to have its 501c3 and fully operational by September 10th, 2012 (World Suicide Prevention Day). The offices will consist of two buildings, rented from the Quechan Indian Tribe, located at the end of S. Maiden Lane, and close to Main Street, in downtown Yuma. The Facility will have two offices for private counseling, a large activity room and a community garden area. NCOA will be hiring positions and looking for persons to contract as we obtain grant funding.
Rayna Madero, a Quechan tribal member, saw a need for learning positive coping skills after losing her close friend to treatable health issues and her niece to suicide within two years of each other. Rayna also has lost many more friends and family to violence and alcohol / drug abuse.
Most of the funding for NCOA will be from federal and state grants, while some funding will be from generous donors, local businesses and tribal organizations. Native Cry is a small organization, and everyone will carry more than one job title. NCOA is a family established, non-profit that will be teaching and supporting positive family values, and each member and volunteer will be taught beneficial reinforcement skills and adhere to a family environment.
Rayna Madero / Executive Director
Native Cry Outreach Alliance