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A Shelter From The Storms of Life

 

About Our Work

Good Neighbor Alliance / About Our Work

01Mission and vision

Good Neighbor Alliance was started because there was a gap in the safety net in Sierra Vista assisting homeless men, women and families with children.  Pastor J. David Barkley and the members of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church identified this gap and organized GNA to help this undeserved population.

GNA was incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in September 1998. GNA opened the doors of Samaritan Station, our night time residence for those experiencing homelessness in Cochise County, on January 16, 2003. In December 2005 we opened our commercial kitchen to provide meals to our guests and neighbors living on the edge of homelessness. To date we have served over 10,000 meals, through our Community Supported Meal Program.

Since opening, we have been fulfilling our mission daily, proving to be a much needed community asset to those experiencing homelessness in Cochise County.

02How are we funded?

Good Neighbor Alliance is community based 501c(3) and is funded primarily through donations from individuals, local businesses, churches, social clubs, and civic organizations. GNA applies to local foundations when opportunities are announced. All funds stay here in Sierra Vista and are used to keep the shelter staffed and operational to keep the shelter doors open and continue to assist the local homeless population.

Good Neighbor Alliance currently has 2 large fundraisers each year that have a large impact on the organization. Every year GNA hosts a Shelter from the Storms of life Banquet. Many members of the local community come out to show their support and give monetarily to the shelter. The second major fundraiser is the Land of Cochise Calendar. It features donated photos of beautiful scenery throughout Cochise County.

However donations are needed all year round, so please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator on how you can help with this worthy cause.  Email is vipcoordinator@goodneighboralliance.com

03How can you help?

Arizona has selected Good Neighbor Alliance to be part of the Charitable Tax Credit under ARS 43-1088. And that means you can make a big difference in our county. It’s simple: You can choose to pay the state or donate to a great cause. Visit  www.ador.gov/forms/credits.aspx  (see Form 321).

Your gift to Good Neighbor Alliance provides safety, shelter, and supportive services to homeless children and adults in Arizona. All you have to do is donate to Good Neighbor Alliance today and then claim the donation on your taxes tomorrow.

You will receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for up to $400 if you are a single filer or up to $800 if you are a couple. In other words, if you donate $200 to Good Neighbor Alliance, you’ll reduce your state taxes by $200. If you donate $50 to Good Neighbor Alliance, you’ll reduce your state taxes by $50. See the pattern? This is a great way to get reimbursed by the state of Arizona and be part of the solution to end homelessness.

 

Meet Our Team

Without all the hard work and dedication of the team below, we would not be able to have this program.

Paul Hay

Executive Director

Brad Roland

PATH Lead

Sidney Potter

HMIS Administrator

Julie Wilson

Case Manager

Iris Lopez

Housing Manager

Katie Calabrese

Financial

Nikki Dariah

Administration

Open Position

Shelter/Site Manager

Rigo Regalado

Resident Assistant

Vicky Patton

Resident Assistant

Jeffrey Arseneau

Resident Assistant

Austin Webb

Resident Assistant

Shawn Johnston

Facilities

Victor Argenzio

Resident Assistant

Drey Younger

Resident Assistant

Sharelle

PATH Shower Support

Cynthia Hay

Volunteer Coordinator (non paid)

Adam Thrasher

Board - President

George Monken

Board - Vice President

Bruce Johnson

Board - Secretary

Tara Evans

Board - Treasurer

Bradley Snyder

Board - Member

Fr. Greg Adolf

Board - Member

Eric Petermann

Board - Member

Mignonne Hollie

Board - Member

Please join us in our mission to end homelessness in Cochise County.