Phoenix assistance programs.
Resources can help Phoenix families that may be facing hard times. Also find additional Maricopa County and Phoenix assistance programs.
Utility and cooling bill help
The Salvation Army is receiving hundreds of messages per week from people asking for help with paying utility bills. According to a spokesperson, in the last two months they have had a 50 percent increase in the number of families and individuals asking for energy bill assistance.
The Salvation Army is doing their best to provide funds to as many people as possible, but their funds are limited. Contact them to see if they can help you. Note, the Salvation Army does have a limit on how much money they can provide to a particular family in any given year. (602)-267-4122.
Discounted or free medical care in Phoenix
Mountain Park Health Center has several locations around the Phoenix Arizona area. They are a clinic that provides free, or heavily discounted, heath care and medical services to those who are struggling in today’s weak economy. Some of the services offered include :
Pediatric services : About 13 doctors are available to Pediatrics services.
Pharmacy : Thousands of prescription drugs are provided monthly.
Dental clinic : Receiving dental care, cleanings and more. More ways to get dental bill assistance.
These are just some of the services offered. The Mountain Park Health Centers offer a wide range of other services too. (602) 277-5608. Or click here for additional clinics that support Phoenix patients.
Help with paying for utility bills, rent, gas and groceries
The federal government created the Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-Housing Program, and over $22 million will be provided for Arizona cities and counties, including Phoenix.
Applicants to the program can usually receive rent money for up to three month, though in some cases funding is available for up to 18 months and that money goes directly to the landlord to cover monthly rent expenses.
If you want to learn more, or if you are in need of aid, you need to contact local social-services agencies - including the Salvation Army (phone number (602) 251-2000), Chicanos Por La Causa (602) 257-0700, , and St. Vincent de Paul Society which will review your situation and evaluate residents. People who qualify will be referred to the city's Human Services Department.
Phoenix Arizona food pantries also help the low income, elderly, disabled, and really anyone who needs help. Contact a local center for free food, groceries, or other aid. Learn more on food banks in Phoenix.
Freddie Mac and other mortgage servicers have opened service centers in Phoenix. They provide foreclosure counseling and other assistance. Click here to learn more.