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Cocopah Tribe Region


Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

(Click for a detailed map.)

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.


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

  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles through wellness education
  • Helping children transition to kindergarten

First Things First Staff

Ashley Pascual

Sr. Director, West Regional Area


Nohemi Ortega

Regional Director, Cocopah Tribe


Kim Corbin

Administrative Specialist III - West Regional Area & La Paz/Mohave


Maricela Rogers

Administrative Specialist II, Yuma & Cocopah Tribe Regions


Regional Office

Crescent Center (4th Floor)
2450 S. 4th Avenue, Suite 400
Yuma, AZ 85364


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