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Assistance programs in Yuma County.

Access information on local Yuma County Arizona agencies and charities that provide help with paying bills, free food, mortgage assistance, help for utility bills, and other low income assistance programs.

Food assistance programs

Yuma Community Food Bank, which can be reached at (928) 343-1243 has as its mission the goal of providing emergency food, groceries and other supplies for residents in a crisis situation. Contact this agency if you need to provide the next meal for your family. Another program offered is the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which provides low-income individuals and households with surplus commodities and food that is donated by USDA.

Housing assistance programs

The Housing Authority of the City of Yuma (HACY) may be able to provide vouchers, self-sufficiency programs and rental assistance through the federal government HUD Section 8 vouchers public housing program. These services are in high demand, resources are limited, and there will often be a waiting. Phone number is (928)782-3823.

Get help for bills, rent, housing, and referrals in Yuma

Contact the Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Yuma at (928) 783-0181. The agency will sometimes have funding that can be used to pay utility bills, housing aid, and provide funds for rent. Another of the great benefits of the Salvation Army is the fact they usually have partnerships with local charity organizations, non-profits, and can refer people to these places, which offer food, Christmas toys, or shelter. In addition, the staff from the church can direct them to Arizona or federal government programs as well. Continue with Salvation Army in Yuma County.

Another place to turn to for access to emergency services and for ways to make it through a crisis is Crossroads Mission. The agency works closely with local non-profits, including receiving contributions from community organizations, local businesses, churches, and concerned citizens. Call the Crossroads Mission at (928) 783-9362 to apply for help or learn more.




Also try contacting the Yuma/Western Arizona Council of Governments. This non-profit community action organization has programs that both help people with short term expenses and bills, and also has options that help people become self-sufficient over the long term. Some of the programs run by the agency.

  • Telephone assistance - People with a medical need can get help with phone bills and service
  • Utility bills - Funding may be available to help prevent a disconnection of service.
  • Rent and housing help - Learn about Arizona and federal government assistance programs that can provide rent help, and eviction prevention. They may have limited assistance with rent and mortgage payments.
  • Health care - Receive information on government programs, including state of Arizona prescription assistance programs.
  • The agency, which is also known as WACOG, provides free or low cost foreclosure prevention counseling to qualified homeowners in Yuma Arizona.
  • Other services available include case management, information on education and job training, and other aid for the low income. Click here.

Call the Yuma - Western Arizona Council of Governments at (928) 782-1886.

Fernando Padilla Community Center offers programs and resources for seniors in Yuma County. Examples include access to a food bank, daily lunch, health care (such as blood pressure checks), and social services referrals. Call (928) 341-8580

Seventh Day Adventist Community Services Center – Families in need can call or stop by for clothing, bedding, canned and packaged food, and kitchen items. 903 W 3rd St, Yuma, Arizona 85364-2001, telephone (928) 329-1076

Yuma PPEP Farmworker and Human Services offers numerous services and housing assistance programs for migrant and seasonal farm workers. Aid is for families low incomes and the poor. Services offered includes case management, housing search assistance, and limited financial assistance for paying rent. in some limited cases, money for security deposits or eviction prevention services are available. 731 N 1st Ave, San Luis, Arizona 85349. Read more.





Yuma County Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is for active duty and retired personnel. Their family members, and widows, can also get help in found to be qualified. Programs offered may include loans or grants for paying rent, food, utilities, transportation or medical care. The funds issued may be as a loan or cash grant. Call (928) 269-2373 for more information or to apply. Assistance can also be provided from the non-profit Army Emergency Relief - Yuma Proving Ground (phone (928) 328-2513).

Yuma County Housing Department Section 8 Housing Assistance – Runs the housing voucher/rent assistance program for the region. Provides rental housing subsidies for people with disabilities, seniors age 62 and older, and individuals and families with low incomes. 8450 W Highway 95 Ste 88, Somerton, AZ 85350-7329, telephone (928) 627-8828. Read more on section 8 housing.

Free legal assistance programs and other aid

Non-profit lawyers and other legal professionals at Community Legal Services provide a variety of legal aid to people all across Arizona. Gain access to free legal services and direct representation. The various programs and legal aid is available to low-income Yuma County residents and other qualified families. Dial 928-782-7511.

Yuma Arizona clinics and dental centers

Yuma Adult Medicine Clinic, Pediatric Clinic offers a sliding fee scale/variable rate billing. Qualified individuals will need to pay what they can afford to for their medical bills. The location also provides primary health care for adults. 2060 W 24th St, phone (928) 344-4216

Sunset Community Health Center - Provides affordable preventive dental services as well as primary health care to the community. The location also performs community outreach services. Transportation to appointments may be available. 115 N Somerton Ave, Somerton, Arizona 85350, phone (928) 627-2051


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