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Celebrating 50 Years of Service

What began as a small initiative by a few dedicated individuals to address the challenges and barriers to accessing mental health treatment at the time, the Community Organization for Personal Enrichment (C.O.P.E.) was established on April 14, 1974. Over the next five decades, and several name changes, the organization we see today has grown into a comprehensive and fully integrated healthcare provider that serves adults and youth of all backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life.

Since our humble beginnings in a church basement on Speedway Blvd and Euclid Ave., COPE has impacted countless lives in Pima County. Our mission has not only been just to treat symptoms, but to empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being by providing them with the tools and support they need to thrive. We have been privileged to witness countless success stories over the years – stories of individuals who have overcome adversity, found new hope, and, discovered their resilience.

Our impact extends far beyond the individuals we directly serve. As a trusted healthcare provider, we understand the importance of fostering a healthier community. By addressing the health and well-being of each individual, we contribute to a stronger, more vibrant community as a whole. We are honored to have been a part of the lives of so many and to have played a role in the transformation of our community.

As we celebrate this significant milestone, we want to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have been a part of the COPE journey. To celebrate the occasion, COPE will be partnering with various organizations throughout the year to help promote our 50 years of service to the community. These partnerships will be a mix of community-focused events and other initiatives, that are free and open to the entire community. More information regarding these events/initiatives will be shared soon!

To our dedicated staff, partners, and the wider community – thank you for your unwavering support and belief in our mission. It is through your continued dedication that we have been able to make a difference in the lives of so many.

As we embark on the next 50 years, COPE remains committed to our mission. We will continue to focus on providing and expanding the comprehensive, innovative healthcare solutions that address the ever-evolving needs of our community. Together, we can continue creating a healthier, more resilient future for all, and help individuals find their way to COPE.