Community Resources

Community Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak

 

Arizona Together

Gov. Doug Ducey has set up the Arizona Together initiative to support Arizonans during the COVID 19 outbreak. Visit www.ArizonaTogether.org to be connected to helpful resources or to volunteer.

 

The Find Help Phoenix website also provides listings and locations for a range of help – from child care to mental health services to food and clothing and more. Visit findhelpphx.org.

 

Are you experiencing a mental health crisis?

For emergency situations, always call 911.

 

The Crisis Response Network crisis line also is available 24 hours a day, every day for those who reside in Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County. Call 602-222-9444. Visit crisisnetwork.org for more info.

 

Need food?

United Food Bank
358 E Javelina Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 926-4897
Hours: Friday, 8 a.m. to noon

Superstition Food Bank
575 N Idaho Rd #701, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
(480) 983-2995
Food distribution hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, and Thursdays and Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m.

 

Foothills Food Bank

6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive

Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(480) 488-1145

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

 

Paz de Cristo Community Center

424 W. Broadway Road

Mesa, AZ 85210

(480) 464-2370

Hours: Grab ‘n Go Dinners, 5:30 p.m. every night

Emergency food boxes, daily

 

St. Mary’s Food Bank

Various food pick-up sites throughout the Valley

(602) 242-FOOD (3663)

Firstfoodbank.org

 

For a listing of more food banks, visit the Arizona Food Bank Network at azfoodbanks.org

 

Need financial help?

Gov. Ducey issued an executive order that increases access to unemployment benefits for those who have experienced hardship due to COVID 19. For more info and to apply: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual

 

Concerned about mortgages and rent?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the COVID 19 national emergency. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has also suspended all evictions for HUD-financed properties.

Arizona homeowners may also qualify for principal reduction assistance, monthly mortgage subsidy assistance for under and unemployed workers, and second lien elimination assistance. Visit housing.az.gov/save-our-home for more info or call the Arizona Department of Housing, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (602) 771-1000.

 

In addition, Gov. Ducey has issued an executive order delaying enforcement of evictions for renters impacted by COVID 19. The order remains in effect for 120 days.

 

Need child care?

Arizona Enrichment Centers is a partnership launched by Gov. Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman to provide child care to children of first responders, critical health-care workers, and essential public sector workers. It was announced on Tuesday, March 24. More details will be released soon. You can also email questions about eligibility to AZEnrichmentCenters@az.gov.

 

Anything else we can help with?

The Coronavirus COVID 19 crisis has only strengthened EVIT’s resolve to change lives by loving our students and serving our community. If you need help other than what is listed on this page, please email publicrelations@evit.com and we will try to connect you with the appropriate services.

 

 

We are all in this together!