On March 24th, Native American Connections will open its newest behavioral health and supportive housing campus. The Patina Mountain Preserve Wellness Center and Dunlap Pointe Housing Community, located at 1427 E. Dunlap Ave. in Phoenix’s Sunnyslope neighborhood, embrace NAC’s focus on health, housing and community.
Targeted to veterans experiencing homelessness, Dunlap Pointe features 54 permanent supportive housing units. Working in partnership with the Veteran’s Administration, residents will have access to onsite case managers for connections to trauma informed care and counseling, employment supports, mainstream benefits, healthcare, transportation, food resources, and social and community activities.
Dunlap Pointe is located immediately adjacent to the new Patina Mountain Preserve Wellness Center, a 48-bed residential treatment program for substance use disorders. Drawing on the success of NAC’s Patina Wellness Center (established in 2017), Patina Mountain Preserve will offer Native American traditional healing practices and cultural activities including sweat lodges, smudging/purification, talking circles, songs and drumming, Red Road teachings, Native crafts, storytelling and cultural presentations. On-site classes will include life skills, workforce development activities, and access to computers and a library with educational materials. Wellness checks and health education classes will be available along with alternative healing practices such as yoga, massage, acupuncture, and art therapy.