Honors the Recent Passing of Amity Founder, Naya Arbiter
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick announces over $2.8 million in federal funds have been appropriated to Amity Foundation’s project for Mother’s Hub at Circle Tree Ranch. This funding is part of Rep. Kirkpatrick’s Community Project Funding allocations included in the government funding package, “Omnibus,” that passed last week. The announcement comes as the community mourns the passing of Naya Arbiter, Amity Foundation’s founder.
“Naya Arbiter lived an incredibly full life, dedicated to helping people face and overcome monumental challenges. The Amity Foundation, which she founded in Tucson in 1981, is a world leader in therapeutic rehabilitative communities,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick. “I’m proud to have worked to secure almost $3 million for Amity‘s Mother’s Hub at Circle Tree Ranch in the FY22 omnibus. These funds will help build upon Ms. Arbiter’s remarkable legacy.”
The community project funding will redesign the “Mother’s Hub” to expand the number of units that can serve vulnerable women and their children. The expansion will allow the organization to care for approx. 200 women and children per year. Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch, located East of Tucson, provides gender-responsive and trauma-informed residential substance abuse treatment and recovery services for mothers and other wrap-around services.
“It’s crucial that our community can offer a safe refuge for women and children that have experienced trauma,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick. “This funding will allow Mother’s Hub to expand the reach and be a positive force on even more lives.”
“We at Amity Foundation are very grateful to Representative Kirkpatrick and the State of Arizona for this tremendous opportunity to increase our capacity to serve Arizona’s most vulnerable women and children. As a child, I benefited from Amity’s family-centered reunification services. With this funding, we are fortunate and excited to be able to continue to break the generational impact of incarceration and substance use on families and expand this important and meaningful work.” – Doug Bond, CEO
Rep. Kirkpatrick secured $13,787,049 in various Community Project Funding designations. See the complete list here.