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Cocopah Tribe Region

102

Population of young children (under age 6)

67%

Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe is a federally-recognized, sovereign tribe located in the most southwestern corner of Arizona, 13 miles south of Yuma and along the Colorado River. The Cocopah (Kwapa), also known as the River People, have historically lived along the lower Colorado River and delta. They are descendants of the Yuman-language speaking people that occupied the lands along the Colorado River. The current Cocopah Reservation is comprised of three noncontiguous regions: East, North and West Reservations. The boundaries of the First Things First Cocopah Tribe Region match those of the Cocopah Reservation.

Priorities

The Cocopah Tribe Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of the young children in the region. The council’s priorities include:

  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting
  • Emergency food support
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs

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First Things First Staff

Nohemi Ortega

Regional Director, Cocopah Tribe

928.343.3020

Ashley Pascual

Sr. Director, West Regional Area

928.854.8732

Nena Garcia

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator

928.343.3020

Marie Megui

Administrative Assistant III - West Regjon

928.343.3020


Regional Office

233 S 2nd Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364

928.343.3020

Family Stories — Cocopah Tribe More Stories

Home visits help Cocopah toddler communicate better with family

​​​​​During a local health fair, a mother of a 2-year-old boy approached the Cocopah Early Steps program table. The mom shared that she and her…

Healthy and ready for school

A child’s most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten. Good nutrition is vital to healthy development in young children, and poor…

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