Community Education

Northland Family Help Center provides Community Education in sexual violence prevention and the creation and maintenance of healthy relationships. The department consists of two main programs:

Positive Youth Connections

Positive Youth Connections (PYC) is a youth focused program that seeks to educate various members of the youth community, dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual violence in the lives of our youth. Each presentation is tailored to meet the unique needs of the training program, class, curriculum or organization.

The MARS Project

Men Against Rape and Sexism

The MARS Project is a student organization that targets male involvement as allies. Like PYC, there is a focus on primary prevention of sexual violence at Northern Arizona University. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the unique audience members. In addition to education, MARS membersbecome peer educators, they participate in the NAU coalition to organize awareness events and educational lectures.


The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is a community-wide collaboration, focusing on systems coordination amongst law enforcement, victim advocacy, service providers, courts and prosecution, working to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault throughout Coconino County.

Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY)

The goal of the project is to reunite youth with their families and to reduce the number of youth on the streets. NFHC’s Outreach Specialist, in collaboration with Open Inn, conducts street outreach to runaway and homeless youth in the community, providing them with clothing, emergency food and hygiene supplies and resource information.

Learn more about Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships.