Community Development

Balance, harmony, growth, & resilience

NACA is proud to offer an incredible array of services and products to meet the needs of our communities: both Native and Non-Native residents of Flagstaff. We are proud to partner with many community healthcare identities and affiliate agencies to ensure the wellbeing for our patients. Many of our programs are designed to provide service and aid for those in need, or those disproportionately under served, within the Flagstaff community.

Our philosophy is that we are all connected. We believe in holistic approaches in attaining balance, harmony, growth, and resilience. We recognize the strength of our community and use these voices to honor and foster wellness. Our work is to support relationships compassionately and proactively with our kin, collective cultures, and environment.

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NACA conducts a Community Needs Assessment called a R.A.R.E Assessment. R.A.R.E stands for Rapid Assessment, Response, and Evaluation. NACA needs community members, with a heart for supporting and advocating for unsheltered individuals, to become trained in this assessment tool. Then, after becoming trained, volunteers will interview community members of unsheltered status. During training and interviews, volunteers can obtain mileage reimbursements or bus passes, as well as a small stipend. Meals will also be provided to volunteers and interviewees. Volunteers will be required to complete and abide by a Code of Conduct.

Please contact Pearl Tsosie at with a short description of your interest in this opportunity.

Coming soon…

Kinlani Shadehouse Resource Center for Unsheltered Relatives

Keep an eye on our website and social media platforms for updates!