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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Resources for specific groups are available on the site:
Save the Family (East Valley)
Support Services for Veteran Families is a program to assist low-income veteran families. http://www.savethefamily.org/
450 W. 4th Place
Mesa, AZ 85201
Mesa Community Action Network
MesaCAN is a 501(c)3 that may be able to assist with utility and rent payments.
635 E. Broadway Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85204
Tempe Community Action Network
TCAN is Tempe’s “Community Action Program,” assisting residents with services to alleviate poverty, hunger and homelessness.
2150 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Vista del Camino
Vista del Camino provides a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency.
7700 E. Roosevelt St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85287
Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona
Founded in 1947, today, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona operates more than 80+ stores and donation centers, and no-cost Goodwill career centers across the state. Annually, they fight unemployment by providing thousands of Arizonans with job preparation resources to connect local job seekers with hiring companies.
2626 W. Beryl Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
A New Leaf
A 46-year community nonprofit organization, providing a broad spectrum of support services to help individuals and families in crisis. Last year we served 24,275 residents across the Valley.
Vulnerable families receive emergency help and life-changing programs for a new start – transforming their lives to become thriving members of the community. Their successes include employment, healthier lifestyles, high school diplomas / GEDs, college degrees, life skills and proud self-sufficiency.
A New Leaf is a recognized leader in crisis and family services with 25 program sites Valley wide – from foster care to children's behavioral health services to financial literacy.
868 E. University Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85203
United Food Bank
The Food Bank mission is to stabilize the lives of hungry, low-income people within Eastern Maricopa, Gila and Pinal, and Southern Navajo and Apache Counties of Arizona by actively acquiring, storing and distributing large quantities of wholesome and nutritious foods to our network of community and strategic partners, combined with advocacy and educational initiatives that enhance lives. https://unitedfoodbank.org/
245 South Nina Drive
Mesa, AZ 85210
St. Mary's Food Bank
St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, we are committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
(602) 242-FOOD (3663)
2831 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. Read more about mission and plan in the valley here.
420 W. Watkins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Association of Arizona Food Banks
Because healthy people and communities prosper and flourish, they promote public awareness, build coalitions and partnerships, engage in advocacy to influence public policy, and support food banks to achieve a hunger-free Arizona.
This site provides a searchable listing of agencies
(602) 528-3434 (800) 445-1914
Paz de Cristo Community Center
We average over 7000 visits each month to Paz de Cristo (about 2400 unique guests). While many of our guests make multiple visits to Paz, we average about 600 individuals each month that arrive at Paz for the first time ever. The majority of these visits are for food. Food has been a critical part of our mission since our inception in 1988. Our evening meal service and our food box distribution provides more than 50,000 meals every month to the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor and senior citizens.
480.464.2370 Fax: 480.464.2379
424 W. Broadway Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85210
Financial Assistance for Single Mothers
Our site helps financially struggling single mothers with finding grants and government assistance programs. Our service is free of cost