Food boxes delivered to Copa Health clients who are at home due to COVID-19

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Copa Health --- a provider of day services for those with intellectual, developmental and behavioral health conditions --- recently delivered nearly 200 food boxes to members who are at home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Copa Health is powered by Marc Community Resources and Partners In Recovery, 924 N. Country Club Drive in Mesa.

“We worried about our members who are currently unable to receive services in person. Many reached out in need and our staff, friends and families rallied together to collect food and deliver it to them. It is a bright light in otherwise somber news right now,” Copa Health CEO Dr. Shar Najafi-Piper said in a release.

Vice President of Copa Health’s Employment Related Services, Janey Durham, rallied her staff to collect food donations from various sites, separate items and get the boxes ready. Peer Support Teams gathered the boxes, divided them into regions and delivered them to members’ front doors.

Several members have since communicated back to staff that these were potentially life-altering moments. One said, “I was not doing well. This saved me.”

Copa Health's programs provide supported employment services, day programs and integrated health for people within the intellectual/developmental disability and mental health community, the release states.

“Copa Health has six core values. No. 1 is ‘People First’ and I think our staff, friends and amazing community demonstrated that this week and we are grateful for all their efforts,” Dr. Najafi-Piper said in the release.

Copa Health has been providing services in Arizona for more than 60 years. Go to copahealth.org or facebook.com/CopaHealthArizona.

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