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Coconino County assistance programs.

Below you will find a listing of non-profit agencies, charities, community action agencies, and other places to turn to for help. Get help with rent, food, utility bills, and access foreclosure counseling.

Food and household products

Alternative Center - This agency provides family food boxes, information on federal and Arizona government assistance programs, and referrals to local agencies and non-profts. Dial 214-9050

Cedar Closet / Assistance League (phone 779-3029) offers low cost clothing, and may even provide free clothing available via agency referrals.

Flagstaff Family Food Center - Provides hot meals and food. Dial 774-3188

Goodwill Industries - Provides food, lunches, and emergency vouchers for free or discounted clothing and household supplies; also a one-stop career center can help people find a job.

Northern Arizona Food Bank - Offers low income, the working poor, and the elderly of Coconino County emergency food boxes, disaster services, and a heating program.

St. Mary’s Food Bank provides Emergency Food Boxes to people in need who have a DES referral 779-7066

There are several other charities that provide food and related items. Flagstaff area families may also receive information on SNAP food stamps, free holiday meals, and more. Some pantries even have applications to government programs, such as grants, that can be used for food needs or bills. Read more.

Foreclosure prevention in Coconino and Flagstaff Arizona

BOTHANDS is one non-profit agency to turn to for help. Get access to home buyer assistance and education programs. Also work one on one with a housing counselor to receive free foreclosure prevention counseling and resources. Learn about mediation, loan modifications, and other options. Phone 214-7456, or find additional Arizona foreclosure programs.




Rent and utility help, eviction prevention, and other programs

The Flagstaff area Catholic Charities offers low income and other struggling individuals with numerous assistance programs. They provide eviction prevention funds, utility and cooling bill assistance, free food and lunches. In addition they run the PATH program, which is a Homeless outreach program. It offers financial aid, emergency supplies, thrift store vouchers; info on local services and non-profits, and provides additional services for homeless and near homeless. Call them at 774-9125 for more information.

The Salvation Army offers both financial assistance and other services, ranging from food to drug counseling, meals, shelter, and more. Among other programs in the Flagstaff region as well as county, they offer free emergency food boxes or hot meals. Based on funding there may also be emergency utility bill financial assistance, free and discounted clothing and furniture vouchers, money to be used for rental assistance and other Christmas gifts or school supplies. Call the Flagstaff Salvation Army at 774-1403. Or read more on Coconino County Salvation Army assistance programs.

NACOG, or the Northern Arizona Community Action Council of Government, provides assistance in Coconino County and the city of Flagstaff. Some of what the non-profit offers is below. However their main focus is on offering people self-sufficiency and a so called “hand up”.

Employment assistance is available as part of the Workforce Investment Act. Staff help clients, including the unemployed, find jobs and gain new skills.

Tenants and homeowners can get counseling and support. This may be free foreclosure prevention assistance or emergency rental assistance. The homeless can also receive information or suggestions on how to pay for a security deposit.





Other resources from NACOG include the federal government weatherization program, utility bill assistance from LIHEAP, government SNAP food stamps, and benefits such as Head Start. Continue with programs from Northern Arizona Community Action Council.

St. Vincent de Paul offers qualified individuals and families with emergency utility bill and rental assistance, prescription medication assistance, food boxes and groceries, gasoline vouchers, tokens for buses as well as other services and resources. Call 774-6511

Coconino County Community Services offers mortgage and rental assistance, grants to be used for utility bill assistance, hotel and motel assistance, food boxes, transportation, senior citizen assistance programs, prescription assistance, and referrals to federal government and state of Arizona government programs.

Navajo Nation in Flagstaff - A number of emergency assistance, employment, and social services are administered. Most of the resources are offered as part of the Self Reliance Program and also require Work Participation. Clients can get cash assistance from LIHEAP or for housing needs. Other programs include free food, clothing, and information on employment programs. Other every day needs may be available in Coconino County as well. More Navajo Nation programs.

Health and medical care

Call the North Country Community Health Center at 213-6100. The clinic provides medical and dental care, as well as behavioral services on a sliding fee scale.

By Jon McNamara

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