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La Paz/Mohave



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The La Paz/Mohave Region is defined as the combined area of the two counties, not including the lands belonging to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Hualapai Tribe and the Kaibab Paiute Tribe. The region does include the Arizona portion of the land belonging to the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. The region covers about 16,700 square miles, with its northern end separated from the rest by the Grand Canyon. The communities of the region are diverse in population density and in demographics, and are often isolated by large areas of unpopulated land. People and services are concentrated in larger places in the region such as Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Parker.


The La Paz/Mohave 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
  • Supporting the needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system
  • Improving the quality of family, friend and neighbor care
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs
  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning

Learn more about what we fund.

First Things First Staff

Vijette Saari

Regional Director, La Paz/Mohave


Ashley Pascual

Sr. Director, West Regional Area


Erin Taylor

Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator


Marie Megui

Administrative Assistant III - West Regjon


Heidi Hernandez

Administrative Assistant II- CRIT/La Paz/Mohave & Hualapai


Regional Office


1979 McCulloch Blvd N
Lake Havasu, AZ 86403
Tara McCluskey

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