The mission of The Fun Bunch is to provide for the recreational needs and to improve the quality of social skills of adults living with a serious mental illness within Maricopa County through non-clinical peer-run services.
Membership for The Fun Bunch is available to Title XIX (19) and Non-Title XIX (19) adults in Maricopa County who are receiving SMI services. You only need to apply for membership once and attend at least one event per year to remain an active member. If you become inactive, after a year of no participation, you must reapply for membership.
Reservations for Activities:
Each member is responsible for making their own reservations for activities by calling The Fun Bunch line: 602-685-0280. Reservations will be taken in the order of date and time they are placed. Reservations open 4 weeks prior to an event. Dates when reservations open will be indicated on the event calendar next to each event. Reservations close 2 weeks prior to the event. At the close of reservations you will be contacted by phone to confirm your reservation and a pick-up location. Some activities will have a limited number of spaces available and will be first call, first served. Once these spaces are filled, a standby list will be created. No showing for a ticketed event will result in being ineligible to attend the next ticketed event. Two no shows for a ticketed event will result in being ineligible to attend the next two ticketed events.
Roundtrip transportation for events is provided for all S.T.A.R. Fun Bunch members. You must request pick-up when you make your reservation. What your transportation is confirmed you will be advised of your pick-up point.
A catered meal is provided at all Fun Bunch events at no cost to the member.
All activities will be at no cost to the member. For those activities requiring a ticket to enter the event, it is very important that you attend or cancel your reservation 24 hours prior to the event so that another member will be able to attend.
Selection of Activities:
We are always looking for suggestions of fun and exciting activities. If you have a suggestion please call The Fun Bunch line at 602-685-0280 or Email TheFunBunch@thestarcenters.org.
Dates of Activities:
Calendars listing the activities for each month will be provided to all PNO clinics and Recovery Centers. You may request a current calendar by calling The Fun Bunch line at 602-685-0280 or Emailing TheFunBunch@thestarcenters.org.
Fun Bunch Calendar
If you have a question regarding a specific event, membership or transportation, please leave a message on The Fun Bunch Line at 602-685-0280, or Email TheFunBunch@thestarcenters.org. All phone messages and emails will be returned as soon as we are able.
Annalisa Palacios is the Fun Bunch Director. There is a Fun Bunch Coordinator at each of the S.T.A.R. Centers.