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About Us.



Arivaca Coordinating Council \ Human Resource Group, Inc., operating as Arivaca Human Resource (AHR), is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization located in rural southern Pima County. 


Founded in 1988, originally as a hot meals program for seniors and operating out of the Old School House. We soon grew out of that facility and in 1990 we applied for a Community Development Block Grant and purchased Schwanderlich House right on the main street.  In this beautiful historic adobe building built in 1848, we updated to accommodate our hot meals program, which is cooked on site, and space for our pantry food program. 


Over the past 35 years, we have added other services and programs, which enable us to provide energy and rental assistance, emergency financial aid, referrals, as well as important information and resources throughout rural Pima County.  Our amazing community also assist with these programs by contributing time, funds and donations of food and clothing. Our community has wonderful people who volunteer their time, whether it is cooking a meal, driving someone to the doctor or going to the food bank. We could not accomplish all that we do without the assistance and partnership of supporters, donors and volunteers.

In October of 2023 we opened the Village Thrift Shoppe in a warehouse behind our offices.  All proceeds from sales go toward our programs and services.  We also are able to give clothing for free to those in our community who are in need.


We are also leasing a lot located across the street from our offices with the vision to create a small community park.  Aptly named Plaza de la Amistad which translates to "Plaza of Friends", and promises to be a place of connection and comradery between residents and the many visitors to our beautiful town.    


Our slogan is, “The Heart of Arivaca.”  Just like the heart in a body, we pump resources into our community and bring in resources from our donors and partner agencies creating a “body” that is able to thrive and live a quality life.



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