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Wellness, Education and Resource Center

(480) 428-5446 | 132 W Bruce Ave, Gilbert AZ 85233 

heritagecenter@azcend.org | 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday -Friday

   The Heritage Center is a collaborative effort between the Town of Gilbert and local non-profit service providers.  Established in 2018, the center is committed to providing access to medical, dental, counseling, and social services.  Most of the services are free of charge to families in need. In addition, the center will serve as a location to host workshops, trainings, and other activities that are important to the residents of Gilbert.

Open House

Join us October 4, 2018  for the Grand Opening Celebration and Open House for the Heritage Center! Drop in between 11:00a-1:00p to receive a tour of the facility and information on the services available. 

Services Available

Rent & Utility Assistance
Emergency financial assistance for utilities and eviction prevention.  Referrals offered for shelter/housing  and  food & clothing.

Gilbert CAP Office | 480-892-5331 | Monday-Fridays 7:30a-4:00pm; Thursday until 7:00p |Pre-screening Packet required English Version/ Spanish Version

Nutrition Services
Serving women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a pregnancy end within the last 6 months and parents and caregivers of infants and children under age 5 who are found to be income eligible. Provides nutrition and breastfeeding information, tips and support as well as health foods, and health and community referrals.   

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) | 602-506-9333 | Monday, Tuesday Wednesday 7:30a-4:00pm, Thursday 8:00a-6:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 am-1:30pm. | Appointments preferred click here to request an appointment

Counseling Services
AHCCCS and private pay accepted. 

Southwest Behavioral Health | 480-695-8198 | Monday - Friday | by appointment only

ADDITIONAL SERVICES-COMING SOON! 

Children's Dental Care- September 2018
Serving Gilbert youth ages birth-18; Provides no-cost dental exams, dental cleanings, fluoride varnish treatments, dental sealants as well as oral health education. 

Dignity Health | |Wednesdays 8a-4p |  by appointment only

Healthcare and Prescription Medications-Date TBD 

Mission of Mercy offers free primary healthcare services, prescription medications and lab testing to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families. Services include diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of acute and chronic conditions, patient education, and navigation to other health and community resources.

Mission of Mercy 602- 861-2233| Day TBD | by appointment only

Services available now at Chandler First Church of the Nazarene 301 N Hartford St Chandler 85225 
First and Third Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
For appointments call on Mondays 9:00-2:00pm to 480-758-8343

Hearing and Vision Screenings-Building Blocks for Children- August 2018
Children up to age 18 may receive hearing and vision screenings and assistance with needed follow up care.  

Dignity Health | Hot Line English and Spanish 480-728-5602 |Fourth Tuesday 3:00 pm-5:00 pm |Walk In Clinic (no clinic December or June)

Immunization Clinic for Children and Adults- TBD

Immunizations are provided at no cost to children up to age 19 who are uninsured, under-insured, on AHCCCS, Native American or Alaskan Native.  Immunizations are provided to uninsured or under-insured adults at no cost. A $15 administration fee for adults is requested but not mandatory.

Dignity Health | Hot Line CHILDREN 480-728-3777 | Hot Line ADULTS 480-728-2004 |  Fourth Tuesday 3:00 pm-5:00 pm| Walk In Clinic

Healthier Living-Chronic Disease Self-Management Education: a free 6 week workshop

Workshops offered for Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain and Diabetes Self-Management.  Register Today. Change your life.

Complete List of Workshops | Register by Phone 480-728-2376 | Register by email Healthierliving-CRMC@DignityHealth.org |  

View all Dignity Health Community Benefit and Outreach programs and locations available to the community

Room Use Reservation information:

Use of facility space for the presentation of public programs is scheduled through current partners.  Contact the front desk at 480-426-5446 for more information. 

About Heritage Center

The Heritage Center site was established as park land when the Lacy Tract was recorded on April 19, 1917.  The park was named Page Park after Walter W. Page, who operated the town’s general store and served as Gilbert’s mayor from June 8, 1927 to June 7, 1937. He was also well known for his extraordinary acts of kindness during the Great Depression.

In 1963, the Town of Gilbert approved using this land for Gilbert’s first library. Residents immediately got involved in fundraising for the building; however, after calendar sales fell short, the Monroe Blakely family stepped up with a $15,000 donation, in honor of Charles M. Blakely, so construction could begin. The Blakely’s, a prominent family in Gilbert, owned the Blakely Garage, which was originally on the site of Joe's BBQ and later moved to where Norwood Furniture is today.

The Gilbert library opened in 1964 and Helen Nunn served as the lead librarian for nearly 30 years. Years later, the library was moved from this site into the former Bashas’ Supermarket at the intersection of Gilbert and Guadalupe Roads. In 1999, Gilbert built the Southeast Regional Library which remains open today. 

After the library was moved, the building came to be known Page Park Center and continued to serve residents by hosting parks and recreation classes and other activities, even after the Gilbert Community Center opened next door in 2008.

In 2015, Mayor John W. Lewis envisioned the facility as a place to continue its heritage of connecting residents.  Renovations began in 2017 to create a place for multiple non-profit organizations to serve and assist the Gilbert community.  To honor and celebrate the history of the building and the future impact for residents, the name of the building was changed to Heritage Center. 

 

 

Library Groundbreaking
provided by Gilbert Historical Society