Developing Confident, Connected, Successful Youth.

Proud Prevention Provider

Prevention Matters

CAASA’s focuses on youth substance abuse prevention and  we are dedicated to creating a culture where substance use isn’t a consideration by youth, and when faced with an opportunity to use they are armed with knowledge and skills to make the right life choices. 

Consequences of drug and alcohol abuse hurt the user, their family, friends, school, employer, and community. CAASA  knows the best way to fight the drug war is through prevention. When our youth avoid the pit falls of drugs they can become confident, connected, and successful. If you’ve been reading the news lately you know that the cost of drugs to our young people is great and shouldn’t be ignored. Take a stand, we will help. We've been effectively lowering the youth use rate in Maricopa. It fell from 35% in 2006 to 17 % in 2016. 

Get Involved

The drug war is a complicated and overwhelming endeavor. If you want to help but are afraid you cant, or are confused on where to start CAASA is here to help. We are prevention, and prevention is the drug wars best kept secret. You can make a difference by participating in one or more of the following:

  1. Donate: Monetary donations have the most immediate impact. No donation is to small. We also need craft supplies. Kid friendly food and drink donations. 
  2. Volunteer with the Coalition. We are looking for creative people who want to help with a social media campaign. We are also looking for friendly individuals to help us out at community events. 
  3. Mentor a student. If you can't make the time commitment but still want to help we have after school groups where we can accommodate a busy schedule. 

Contact us today. 

520-428-7750

pehnke@macaasa.org

Find A Program

CAASA provides quality youth centered programming.

Review the list of programs below and contact us if you find one you're ready to join.  

520-428-7750

pbehnke@macaasa.org

Providing Programs That Matter

The Be Awesome Youth Coalition

This is a group of active community members of all ages dedicated to reducing substance abuse in Maricopa. We meet monthly to work on media campaigns, education projects, and substance free recreation activities. Your time and talent is what we need to help youth become confident, connected, and successful. Please join us every second Thursday of the month at 5:15 pm. If you cant make it, drop us a line to inquire on how you can get involved. 

Youth Leadership

Our Maricopa SADD Chapters  (Students Against Destructive Decisions)  are made up of youth who are dedicated to improving the lives of their generation by promoting positive life choices. If you're looking to make friends and have experiences worth posting on YouTube instead of watching others' experiences on YouTube, find a chapter near you. Its a great way to connect  and make a difference. Oh, and have fun!

Mentoring

At CAASA we know that some youth just need individualized attention. However some times, due to circumstances out of their control they don't get it. That 's where we step in. We have partnered with local schools to provide part time school based mentors on their campuses. Meet with students individually and in after school and intercession groups. The mentor-mentee relationship is helping improve school performance. 

Education

CAASA offers drug and alcohol education through curriculum delivered in schools.  Contact us to see if your child's school participates in our program, 

CAASA's  team is trained in Rx, marijuana, and alcohol  information and prevention for community members. Contact us for a complimentary presentation for you and your group. 

Recreation

CAASA is an expert in having fun with out drugs and alcohol. We offer activities for youth through out the year. If you want to help plan an activity contact us today. 

Don't Take Our Word For It

Jesus Orci Vega

I was an intern and then an employee of CAASA while in high school at their Youth Rec Center, I leaned to be responsible along with developing an above average work ethic that I have carried with me ever since. I am now a senior at Arizona State University with a full scholarship, I recently accepted a position at a prestigious company, and I am in the process of buying a new home here in Maricopa. None of these achievements would have been possible without CAASA’s program. 

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We're excited to meet you.

Feel free to visit during normal business hours. We are located at Maricopa Elementary School 18150 N. Altera Parkway. 

One way we keep funding directed at services is by dividing up office responsibilities. So you'll want to call first to make sure someone is in the office and not out in the field. 

Maricopa CAASA

PO BOX 81539, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

(520) 428-7750

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed


Be Awesome Youth Coalition Meetings:

The Second Thursday of the Month 5:15-6:30 PM