Arizona Resources

The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program

State Refugee Coordinator: Charles Shipman
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Juliana Davis

The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) supports refugees and other eligible beneficiaries with successful transition to life in the United States through transitional benefits and services and the coordination of public and private resources. Knowing the challenges that refugees and eligible beneficiaries face in their resettlement, RRP supports linguistically compatible and culturally responsive service approaches to help ease the burden of transition. RRP contracts with Local Resettlement Agencies (LRA) that welcome refugees upon U.S. arrival and provide them essential services during their first 30 to 90 days, and link them to both longer-term refugee- and other eligible beneficiary-specific programs that respect their cultures and languages while helping them reach self-sufficiency as quickly as possible, such as Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance, Employment Services, English Language Training, Case Management, and other mainstream programs and services.

In Arizona, the Welcome Corps concept reflects a new opportunity for refugees to access refugee protection through resettlement and those eager to reunite with family members and friends through the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) process. As word has spread, there has been a wide and growing community interest among Arizonans who want to open their homes and welcome refugees into their communities. This growing interest in Welcome Corps is a culmination of leveraging the knowledge, expertise, and resources of existing community partners and the compassion and commitment of Arizonans to develop a comprehensive and long-term approach to the way Arizona welcomes and supports refugees.

Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide

To find out about key benefits and services in Arizona and how to apply, select from the topics below.

Key State Contacts

  • State Refugee Coordinator

Charles Shipman

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  • State Refugee Health Coordinator

Juliana Davis

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Phoenix Resettlement Offices

Address: 1240 N. 31st Ave. #112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-944-1821

Address: 4425 W. Olive Ave. #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

Address: 2502 E. University Dr. #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

Address: 5151 N. 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-977-6105

Tucson Resettlement Offices

Address: 3364 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-721-4444

Address: 4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-795-0300

Address: 1011 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

Address: 140 W. Speedway Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-623-0344

Phoenix Community-Based Organizations

Address: 3216 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85009

Phone: 602-527-8451

Address: 4425 W Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-416-7243

Address: 2275 S Beverly, Chandler, AZ 85286

Phone: 480-382-3184

Address: 2425 E Thomas Rd # 11, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-522-2100

Address: 3146 E Wier Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Phone: 602-305-4743

Address: 5030 S. Mill Ave. Suite #C5, Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 866-345-0102

Address: 1711 W. University Dr. #158, Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 602-490-0088

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Address: 1366 East Thomas Road, Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-264-2255

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Tucson Community-Based Organizations

SEEMA Foundation

Address: 2843 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85071

Phone: 866-345-0102

Address: 3736 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-440-0100

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Address: 4355 E Calle Aurora, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-206-3554

Address: 631 N. 2nd Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-319-2128

Private Sponsor Organizations (PSOs) are local, regional, and national organizations that recruit, support, and oversee Private Sponsor Groups (PSGs) as they prepare for, receive, and guide refugee newcomers arriving through the Welcome Corps. PSOs may be based locally or work in coordination with local partners or local networks. PSOs coach PSGs in carrying out core private sponsorship services, including making connections with local community organizations and services. They also support PSGs in navigating the sponsorship process, including group dynamics and supporting refugees from diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Learn more about the role of PSOs here.

State-Based PSOs

Contact: Elizabeth Davis-Edwards, Founder and CEO

Phone: 617-947-9563

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Contact: Joe McCann, U.S. Church Engagement Program Manager

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Cash & Food Assistance

  • Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)

Arizona’s RCA is administered through a Public/Private Partnership Program (PPP). The PPP Program allows the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program to enter into partnership with local voluntary resettlement agency affiliates for the provision of RCA. Services provided to recipients of RCA are provided by the local resettlement agencies that administer the PPP RCA program. The PPP RCA Program allows refugees and other ORR eligible beneficiaries on RCA benefits to receive the Federal level of public cash assistance versus Arizona’s lower benefit level.

For refugees and other ORR eligible beneficiaries receiving Arizona’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, they may qualify to receive a PPP TANF Differential. The PPP TANF Differential is a supplemental payment per month that pays a qualifying refugee and other ORR eligible beneficiary the differential amount between Arizona’s TANF amount and the Federal level.

The PPP RCA Program and the PPP TANF Differential provides cash assistance to eligible refugee households for a maximum of 12 months from the date of ORR eligibility. To receive these payments, refugees and other eligible beneficiaries must be referred to an RCA PPP Contractor, apply for and be enrolled in benefits, and receive a debit card that provides monthly payments.

RCA: This is typically for childless couples and single individuals.

PPP TANF Differential: Families with dependent children that qualify for TANF are eligible to receive supplemental cash assistance through a PPP contractor.

HOW TO APPLY – Refugees interested in receiving RCA or the TANF Differential will need to reach out to one of the following RCA PPP Contracted Providers:

 

1. Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services (AIRS)

Address: 1240 N. 31st Ave. #112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-944-1821

 

2. International Rescue Committee

Address: 4425 W. Olive Avenue #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

 

3. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Address: 2502 E. University Drive #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

 

4. Catholic Charities Community Services

Address: 5151 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-977-6105

 

5. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Address: 3364 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ85716

Phone: 520-721-4444

 

6. Jewish Families and Children Services of Southern Arizona

Address: 4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-795-0300

 

7. International Rescue Committee

Address: 1011 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

 

For more information about Refugee Cash Assistance, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

 

  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP, also known as Nutrition Assistance (NA), provides eligible households monthly benefits they can use to purchase nutritious food.

For more information about how to apply for SNAP, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

 

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), also known as Cash Assistance (CA). TANF benefits are defined as a single parent with dependent children, non-parent custodial relative with dependent children, foster care case, and/or child only case. They are eligible for 12 months of TANF benefits. Clients currently need to recertify for benefits every six months, except for programs that involve child only cases, foster care cases, and non-parent custodial relative cases. Refugees eligible for TANF benefits will need to apply for benefits at a Family Assistance Administration (FAA) office. Once they are enrolled into the TANF program, refugees are eligible to receive the PPP TANF Differential.

Refugees that are within their 12 months of ORR eligibility and receive TANF benefits are eligible for the PPP TANF Differential payments. TANF cash beneficiaries will need to enroll into the PPP TANF Differential program at an RCA PPP Contracted Provider. They will receive a supplemental payment each month that offers the differential amount between the state benefit level and the federal level.

For more information about how to apply for TANF, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

 

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five.

For more information about how to apply for WIC, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

 

  • Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant (MGP)

MGP is an LRA-specific cash assistance benefit program that is directly funded through ORR. This program is for either families, single individuals, or childless couples. MGP is an early self-sufficiency initiative, and an ORR-funded employment service program in which resettlement agencies are allotted limited numbers of cases based on capacity numbers and location.

HOW TO APPLY – Refugees interested in receiving MGP will need to reach out to one of the following RCA PPP Contracted Providers:

 

1. Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services (AIRS)

Address: 1240 N. 31st Ave. #112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-944-1821

 

2. International Rescue Committee

Address: 4425 W. Olive Avenue #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

 

3. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Address: 2502 E. University Drive #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

 

4. Catholic Charities Community Services

Address: 5151 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-977-6105

 

5. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Address: 3364 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ85716

Phone: 520-721-4444

 

6. Jewish Families and Children Services of Southern Arizona

Address: 4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-795-0300

 

7. International Rescue Committee

Address: 1011 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

 

8. Catholic Community Services of the Southwest

Address: 140 W. Speedway Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-623-0344

 

A program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications.

Refugee Medical Screening Providers

Newly arrived refugees will receive a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – recommended preventive health examination within 30 days of arrival to the United States. The Medical Screening typically takes 1-2 visits and includes a physical exam, medical history, immunizations, general laboratory tests, and infectious disease tests. It may also include a chest xray. This Medical Screening is completely free. The purpose of this exam is to follow up on any conditions that were identified in the overseas medical exam, to identify persons with communicable diseases of potential public health importance, to refer refugees to primary care providers and specialists for ongoing health care, and to identifying personal health conditions that, if left unidentified, could adversely impact his or her ability to resettle.

This appointment is coordinated between the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) and local health care facilities that have agreed to perform the Medical Screening. The Medical Screening cannot be scheduled independently. Please reach out to the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program as soon as possible after the refugee newcomer arrives. RRP will enroll the refugee newcomer into the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program Online Database System (ARRPODS) and send referrals to a Medical Screening provider.

For detailed information about the Domestic Medical Examination, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

Contact: Paul Bowls (Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program)

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Phone: 602-542-6644

Provides Medical Screenings to newly arrived refugees in Maricopa County.

Address: 1645 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phone: 602-372-1013

Address: 4700 S McClintock Suite 140, Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 480-851-6309

Provides Medical Screenings to newly arrived refugees in Pima County.

Address: 2502 North Dodge Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 480-851-6309

Health Insurance

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona’s Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain coverage.

For detailed information about how to apply for AHCCCS, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

Address: 801 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602-417-4000

Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) is a 12-month-maximum health benefit program for refugees and other eligible beneficiaries who are denied Arizona Medicaid (also known as Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System – AHCCCS) upon arrival and who fall below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, or who have had their AHCCCS coverage terminated due to income from employment. RMA members can have allowable medical costs paid for a maximum of twelve months after arrival in the United States or grant of qualifying Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) status. RMA coverage is equivalent to that provided by AHCCCS and members pay no premiums or copays.

For detailed information about Refugee Medical Assistance, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

Contact: Paul Bowls (Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program)

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Phone: 602-542-6644

A person who is blind or who has a disability may qualify for AHCCCS Health Insurance. For those who qualify, there are no monthly premiums.

Phone (Central Arizona): 800-564-5465

Phone (Southern Arizona): 866-495-6738

Medicare is the federal government program that provides health care coverage (health insurance) if you are 65+, under 65 and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a certain amount of time, or under 65 and with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that runs Medicare.

Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

Health Resources

The FAA Refugee Unit is the primary unit to assist refugees and other eligible beneficiaries apply for and receive public benefits through the Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility (DBME). PSGs should assist refugee newcomers with connecting to the FAA Refugee Unit to submit an application as soon as possible as they have the resources and training to support refugees with obtaining these benefits.

Phoenix (169C)

4324 W Olive Ave, Mail Drop 3346, Glendale, AZ 85302

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Tucson (285C)

1455 S Alvernon Way, Mail Drop 3348, Tucson, AZ 85711

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Assist refugee newcomers to apply for these benefits online by helping them create an account and submitting the application here or by calling 855-432-7587.

For detailed information about how to apply for mainstream public benefits, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

Offers a system to apply for AHCCCS health insurance, KidsCare, nutrition, and cash help benefits. You can also connect to the federal insurance marketplace.

Phone: 1-855-HEA-PLUS (1-855-432-7587)

Federal site offering health info for racial and ethnic minorities

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Toll-free: 1-800-444-6472

CDC site offering health information for racial and ethnic minorities

Toll-free: 800-232-4636

Hospitals & Urgent Care

Address: 1919 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-933-1000

Address:

1705 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201

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9610 N Metro Pkwy W., Phoenix, AZ 85051

Serving both adult and pediatric patients in the Phoenix area, Accu Care Urgent Care sees walk-in patients 5 days a week, treating non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, as well as routine immunizations and well visits.

Address: 7041 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-336-0700

Local medical provider

Address: 255 S Dobson Rd STE 1, Chandler, AZ 85224

Phone: 480-722-2595

The Refugee Clinic at Wesley Community and Health Centers provides comprehensive, timely, culturally sensitive, and high-quality healthcare to people from many cultural backgrounds including refugees and asylees, immigrants, individuals with temporary visas, and anyone with limited English-speaking skills, regardless of financial needs.

Wesley Community and Health Centers offer care for the entire family. This includes primary care from infancy through adulthood, including prenatal care and mental health services.

Multiple locations available

Phone: 602-368-9605

Multiple locations available

Phone: 602-243-7277

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona at multiple convenient locations, St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research.

Our services includes the internationally-renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the John and Doris Norton Thoracic Institute, the Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons.

Valleywise offers a wide range of services: Mental Health Disorders in Refugee Population, Child Wellbeing & Safety, Emergency Planning & Access to Care, Child Safety and Mental Health Disorders in the Refugee Population, Expectant Moms Class, Pedestrian Safety, U.S. Healthcare System, Education classes for Anemia, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Malnutrition, Safe Sleep Class, Women’s Health, Mental Health 101, and Car Seat Class.

Address: 2601 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602-344-2542

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Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, formerly University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Medical Center, is a private, nonprofit, 649-bed acute-care teaching hospital located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Their Family and Community Medicine Program has a relationship with local resettlement agencies and newcomer health expertise.

Address: 1625 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: 520-694-8043

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Offers primary, specialized, and dental care to all community members. From OB/GYN, midwifery, and pediatrics to family medicine, physical therapy, and behavioral health, they tend to the whole patient. Most locations offer pharmacy, radiology, and laboratory services, as well as health and wellness programs. The Grant location has a refugee clinic.

Multiple locations available

TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with top-notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Other specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiovascular, orthopedic, neuroscience, hospice, imaging and senior services.

TMC Health is the locally governed nonprofit system that includes Tucson Medical Center; TMC Foundation; TMCOne primary and specialty care practice; Benson Hospital, Northern Cochise Community Hospital and their affiliates.

Address: 5301 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712

Persons with Disabilities

ACDHH is a national leader in the provision of communication access, support services, and community empowerment throughout the Grand Canyon State.

The purpose of the ACDHH is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.

Provides comprehensive services to the visually impaired community

The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP, pronounced Ay-zip), helps families of children with disabilities or developmental delays age birth to three years old. They provide support and can work with their natural ability to learn.

Ability360 advocates personal responsibility – by, and for, people with disabilities – as a means to independence. To help consumers achieve self-sufficiency, Ability360 offers comprehensive programs.

Pima County Office

1001 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ. 85711

Main Office

5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034

AzLinks.gov offers assistance and information on aging and disability.

The Arc of Arizona advocates for the rights and full community participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services, connect families, inspire communication and influence public policy.

Seniors

Medicare is the federal government program that provides health care coverage (health insurance) if you are 65+, under 65 and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a certain amount of time, or under 65 and with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that runs Medicare.

Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

The Area Agency on Aging, Region One is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization that plans, develops, funds, administers, and coordinates programs and services in Maricopa County for adults, 60 years of age and older, family caregivers of older adults, adults ages 18-59 with disabilities and long-term care needs, and persons 18 years of age and over who have a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

Address: 1366 East Thomas Road, Suite 108, Phoenix AZ 85014

Phone: 602-264-2255

Services to Older Refugees provides agency funding to establish and expand relationships with state and local agencies to ensure that older refugees have access to aging services, and provide older refugees appropriate services not currently available in the community.

Address: 140 W. Speedway Suite 130, Tucson, Arizona 85705

Phone: 520-623-0344

The Social Security program in the United States provides protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, death, or disability.

Children's Health

Address: 4425 W. Olive Ave. #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

The LSS-SW Early RSI program assists ORR-eligible youth from birth to five (5) years of age. The LSS-SW Early RSI program is designed to: 1) Provide linguistically appropriate services; 2) Increase family engagement in student’s educational experience; 3) Support behavioral health interventions for refugee children; 4) Implement tutoring programs and summer activities; 5) Advance refugee student-led mentoring and support groups; and 6) Support interventions for refugee children with learning disabilities: and 7) Provide access to childcare.

Phoenix Location

2502 E. University Dr. #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

Tucson Location

3364 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-721-4444

Valleywise offers a wide range of services: Mental Health Disorders in Refugee Population, Child Wellbeing & Safety, Emergency Planning & Access to Care, Child Safety and Mental Health Disorders in the Refugee Population, Expectant Moms Class, Pedestrian Safety, U.S. Healthcare System, Education classes for Anemia, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Malnutrition, Safe Sleep Class, Women’s Health, Mental Health 101, and Car Seat Class.

Address: 2601 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602-344-2542

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ASU’s Refugee Education and Clinic Team (REACT) offers:

– Health care system topic: primary care vs urgent care vs ER

– Physical health topics: dental hygiene, cold/flu hygiene, healthy eating, healthy living, nutrition/exercise, Arizona-related (i.e. sunscreen, skin cancer, scorpions, etc.), healthcare/exercise/nutrition, medication adherence, cancer screening & prevention

– Mental health related: understanding children’s stress, back to school mental health, coping with stress for young adults, mental health awareness & social norms

Arizona State University West Campus

4701 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ, USA

Phone: 602-741-1941

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Behavioral Health

Catholic Charities Counseling program provides counseling services to individuals, couples and families in the Phoenix metro area. Appointment times vary based on availability, but sessions are typically held at the Phoenix office Monday-Thursday during business hours until 8:00 p.m.

Address: 5119 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-749-4405

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Provides mental health prevention services to eligible populations

Address: 1011 N Craycroft Rd Ste 404, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

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Valleywise offers a wide range of services: Mental Health Disorders in Refugee Population, Child Wellbeing & Safety, Emergency Planning & Access to Care, Child Safety and Mental Health Disorders in the Refugee Population, Expectant Moms Class, Pedestrian Safety, U.S. Healthcare System, Education classes for Anemia, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Malnutrition, Safe Sleep Class, Women’s Health, Mental Health 101, and Car Seat Class.

Address: 2601 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602-344-2542

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Provides services from therapists or counselors for depression/anxiety, relationship/family issues, addictions, and support groups

Address: 3807 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-258-6797

Classes include: Healthy Nutrition for Refugee Families and Children, Introducing to U.S Healthcare System, Hypertension, ER Room Visits, Mind & Body in Women’s Health/Basic Intro to Mental Health

Address: 4425 W Olive Ave #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

Masters-prepared and board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in family mental health. Experience working in community mental health clinic and crisis unit. Proficient in Spanish language. Faith-based and spiritually oriented complemented treatment.

Address: 4150 W. Peoria Avenue, Suite 124, Phoenix, AZ 85029-3951

Arizona is home to thousands of refugee families. Many arrive having been impacted by torture, trauma and traumatic dislocation. Owl & Panther works to help provide refugee children and their families with healing experiences and a welcoming community.

Address: 650 N 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ

Phone: 520-222-7339

Dental Care

Provides multiple treatment options from cleanings to cosmetic

Address: 1370 N Silverbell Road #190 Tucson, AZ 85745

Phone: 520-6238-4222

Address: 1616 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-624-6997

Address: 4890 S Mission Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746

Dorsett Dentistry is committed to reducing the need for future extensive dental work and keeping kids healthy through preventative dental care &=and a range of community and educational programs.

Multiple locations in Tucson AZ

Phone: 520-468-6606

Address: 1185 W. Irvington Rd, Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85714

Phone: 520-547-2328

1000 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745

Phone: 520-624-7514

1400 W Valencia Rd Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85746

Phone: 520-746-1068

537 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-888-2300

3673 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: 520-324-0100

Vision Health

Provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, custom RGP contacts, eyewear and optical, vision therapy

Address: 9515 W Camelback Rd Ste 110, Phoenix, AZ 85037

Phone: 623-937-1655

Offers in-office financing and payment plans

Multiple locations in Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 480-706-3937

Provides medical and surgical eye care

Multiple locations in Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 602-962-2649

The team at Horizon Eye Specialists and Lasik Center has performed over 100,000 vision correction procedures and are fellowship-trained surgeons with specialty training in cataract, refractive, corneal, and glaucoma surgery.

Multiple locations in Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 602-467-4966

Phoenix Children’s fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric ophthalmologists care for infants and children with complex eye conditions.

Multiple locations in Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 602-933-1000

  • ABC Children’s Eye Specialist

Serving the communities of Phoenix, Avondale, and Mesa, Arizona, ABC Children’s Eye Specialists is dedicated to providing outstanding care for infants, children, and teenagers. Families trust the team of compassionate providers for services that range from routine eye exams to care for ocular disease and acute eye conditions.

Multiple locations in Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 602-222-2234

Provides eye exams and glasses/optical selections

Address: 12450 N 32nd St Ste 1, Phoenix AZ 85032

Phone: 602-494-0054

Multiple locations in Phoenix, AZ

Offers comprehensive eye care services and in-demand lenses and frames to Tucson and the surrounding communities

Multiple locations in Tucson, AZ

Phone: 520-663-5393

Offers comprehensive eye care services including routine eye exams, preventative care, and treatment of complex conditions

Multiple locations in Tucson, AZ

Phone: 520-322-0873

Multiple locations in Tucson, AZ

Phone: 520-888-6600

Please note that there are no specialized housing supports or access specifically for new arrivals.

Find Housing

Matthew House creates opportunities for housing, language, educational support and relationship connections that enable refugee and immigrant families to imagine a future for themselves and truly make their new community “home.”

Address: 2275 S Beverly, Chandler, AZ

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Phone: 480-382-3184

The Somali American United Council of Arizona fills a critical need by helping newly arrived multi-ethnic refugees adjust to their new lives, their new language, their new culture, and the new communities they now call home.

Address: 2425 E Thomas Rd # 11, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-522-2100

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CPLC’s Statewide Housing Programs serve all housing needs, from homelessness to homeownership.

Address: 3216 W Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ85009

Phone: 602-527-8451

Stonecorner Real Estate and Development is committed to meeting the needs of residents, clients, developers and investors in the affordable housing industry by providing full-service solutions and implementing creative and result oriented strategies in order to achieve optimal results for all populations and property types.

Address: 20 E Broadway, Tucson AZ 85701

Phone: 602-251-0650

The Greater Phoenix Urban League is a HUD-approved housing agency, recognized for excellence in providing housing education programs throughout the Valley of the Sun. Our goal is to help local families secure and maintain safe and affordable housing.

Address: 1402 S Seventh Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 85007

Phone: 602-254-5611

Community Housing Partnership, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) that has provided dignified, permanent, low-income housing to individuals and families in Metro Phoenix since 1984. Our 110 affordable housing units are conveniently located near employment and public transportation.

Address: 609 N. 9th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phone: 602-253-6905

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Primavera provides tangible pathways out of poverty for individuals and families. We focus our efforts on the root causes of poverty and homelessness and partner with community members as they overcome barriers that kept them from obtaining safe, affordable, permanent housing.

Address: 702 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85701

Phone: 520-882-5383

Administers HUD-subsidized rental properties throughout Arizona; services: Public Housing

Address: 1110 W Washington St., Ste 280, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602-771-1000

Housing for people living below 50% of median income. Apartment complexes include Desert Willow, Ironwood Village, Rosewood Court, and Verde Villa Apartments.

Address: 4747 N 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013-2401

Phone: 602-530-5559

Provides permanent housing for adults who are blind or who have visual impairments and may have also been diagnosed with a general mental illness, have a serious mental illness (SMI) designation, or have a physical disability. Behavioral health services, assistive technology training, and job training services will be available to interested tenants. Available counseling and supportive services include, but are not limited to, individual counseling sessions, independent living skills, grocery shopping, and budgeting.

Address: 3623 N 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018-5749

Phone: 602-808-2800

Provides affordable housing for people on low income. Offered at three apartment complexes and includes support services. All of the units, facilities, and the grounds in one complex are completely ADA-accessible.

Address: 48 N Tucson Blvd., Ste 102, Tucson, AZ 85716-4756

Phone: 520-647-9652

Assistance with Housing Costs

CPLC’s Statewide Housing Programs serve all housing needs, from homelessness to homeownership.

Address: 3216 W Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ85009

Phone: 602-527-8451

Works with other agencies to co-fund utility assistance to help keep the power on, especially in the dangerously hot summer months, and rent and mortgage assistance to help families avoid an eviction. In recent years, the Valley has faced an affordable housing crisis meaning there are more families than ever reaching out to SVdP for support.

Various locations

Phone: 602-266-HOPE (4673)

Send an email

May provide short term rental assistance

Address: 140 W. Speedway, Suite 230, Tucson, AZ 85705

Voice/TTY: 520-623-0344

Toll-free: 1-800-234-0344

Emergency Services consists of short term crisis intervention, such as rental/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and other employment or educational needs. Long term case management is also provided to help in the stability of vulnerable households.

Address: 802 East 46th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-622-3553

May provide short term rental assistance

Address: 4501 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-546-0122

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Offers rental assistance and eviction preventions services

Address: 301 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-506-3011

Housing Advocacy

A statewide coalition of government agencies, housing industry representatives, nonprofit organizations, social service agencies and housing advocates who support and promote equal fair housing opportunities.

Address: 237 W. Main Street, Ste. 204, Mesa, AZ 85201

Phone: 602-548-1599

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The Arizona Housing Coalition is a collaborative association, they lead the efforts to end homelessness and advocate for safe, affordable homes for all Arizonans.

Address: 1495 E Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-340-9393

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Funding quality affordable housing and community revitalization to benefit all Arizonans and ensuring safe manufactured buildings throughout the state.

Address: 1110 W. Washington #280, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602-771-1000

Housing Counseling

Housing Counselors are independent experts who help consumers address housing barriers and achieve their housing goals. Housing counselors can assist with budgeting, affordability analysis and action plans. Their areas of expertise include homelessness assistance, rental assistance, home buying, and preventing mortgage default.

Address: 1495 E Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-340-9393

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Assists with housing counseling

Address: 5800 W Glenn Dr., Ste 275, Glendale, Arizona 85301

Phone: 602-374-2226

Send an email

CPLC’s Statewide Housing Programs serve all housing needs, from homelessness to homeownership.

Address: 3216 W Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ85009

Phone: 602-527-8451

Provides direct services such as financial coaching/counseling, information and referrals, and translation assistance

Address: 1402 S Seventh Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 85007

Phone: 602-254-5611

Pio Decimo is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. Housing counseling services are offered at no cost and include:

– Foreclosure prevention

– Predatory lending prevention

– Home-buying education

– Down payment assistance

– Services to help people prevent homelessness

Address: 848 S. 7th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 520-622-2801 ext. 7115

Renter Rights

The Residential Landlord and Tenant Act that pertains to standard rental housing was enacted to govern the rental of dwelling units and the rights and obligations of landlord and tenant. The document can be downloaded for free. There is currently no state agency that enforces provisions in the Act, and because most landlord/tenant relations are private transactions, disputes that arise between landlord and tenants are generally considered private matters. Links to the document in a .pdf format and a Word format are provided in the Document links here.

Maricopa County Central Office

305 S. Second Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003

602-258-3434 | 800-852-9075

  • Arizona Attorney General – Kris Mayes

All information in this booklet comes from The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (revised July 1, 2018).

Address: 2005 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-542-5025

The Landlord and Tenant Program provides educational services and information to landlords and tenants on their rights under the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.​​

Phoenix City Hall

200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-262-3111

Resources for both rental assistance and renter’s rights

Address: 115 N Church Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 231, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 520-724-9999

A union entirely comprised of tenants, while being more than just a union; it is an all-volunteer, democratic community built on mutual respect, solidarity, and inclusivity. It is committed to building the collective power of tenants who share the goal of dismantling capitalist relations of production as well as systems of class and tenant oppression while fighting for a more equitable future where housing is realized as a basic human right.

Address: 225 E. 26th St., Tucson AZ 85713

  • Arizona Tenants Advocate

Assists tenants and educates them on their rights

Address: 1218 W Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 480-557-8905

Refugee Housing Solutions provides technical housing support to resettlement practitioners, landlords and property managers, refugees, and volunteers across the United States and partners with them to develop and implement cohesive strategies to increase the availability and affordability of housing.

Homelessness Prevention & Assistance

The DES Homeless Coordination Office, using a combination of federal and state funds, contracts with not for profit and local government entities to provide the following services directly throughout the State of Arizona:

– Rapid Rehousing

– Emergency Shelter

– Homeless Prevention

– Street Outreach

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CPLC’s Statewide Housing Programs serve all housing needs, from homelessness to homeownership.

Address: 3216 W Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ85009

Phone: 602-527-8451

Primavera provides tangible pathways out of poverty for individuals and families. We focus our efforts on the root causes of poverty and homelessness and partner with community members as they overcome barriers that kept them from obtaining safe, affordable, permanent housing.

Address: 702 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85701

Phone: 520-882-5383

Works with other agencies to co-fund utility assistance to help keep the power on, especially in the dangerously hot summer months, and rent and mortgage assistance to help families avoid an eviction. In recent years, the Valley has faced an affordable housing crisis meaning there are more families than ever reaching out to SVdP for support.

Various locations

Phone: 602-266-HOPE (4673)

Pio Decimo is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. Housing counseling services are offered at no cost and include:

– Foreclosure prevention

– Predatory lending prevention

– Home-buying education

– Down payment assistance

– Services to help people prevent homelessness

Address: 848 S. 7th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 520-622-2801 ext. 7115

Offers rental assistance and eviction preventions services

Address: 301 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-506-3011

Orientation

Refugees resettled in the United States receive Cultural Orientation to acquire vital knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to adapt to their new lives and achieve self-sufficiency. These orientations cover a myriad of topics, such as: education, employment, transportation, housing, medical assistance, legal rights and responsibilities, financial literacy, public assistance, digital literacy, and child welfare. These classes and training modules will be offered through the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program.

Address: 1789 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85051

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SAUC provides a Cultural Adaptation Program that is integrated with the Improved Method of Teaching English. They provide orientations for Somali, Swahili, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto and Urdu’ speakers, which include the following areas: (1) Home & Personal Hygiene, (2) Consumer Education, (4) Use and Safety of Public Transportation, and (4) Child Welfare Laws.

Address: 2425 E Thomas Rd # 11, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-522-2100

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Employment services through the resettlement network

Address: 1240 N. 31st Ave. #112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-944-1821

Address: 4425 W. Olive Ave. #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

Address: 2502 E. University Dr. #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

Address: 5151 N. 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-977-6105

Address: 4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-795-0300

Address: 1011 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

Address: 140 W. Speedway Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-623-0344

Address: 3364 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-721-4444

Other employment services

The Arizona Refugee Career Pathways Program, a partnership between Arizona State University and Goodwill Industries, offers resettled refugees an opportunity for personalized employment support with job skills training, career navigation guidance, and ELT.

Contact: Nasir Ahmad Kaihan

Send an email

Phone: 202-440-8622

Provides TANF Clients and Non-TANF Clients with dependent children meaningful and culturally competent access to TANF Jobs Program resources that, to date, refugees and the refugee serving network have struggled to access. As project managers, Cultural Navigators will be responsible for developing relevant Self-sufficiency and Employability Plans for each assigned client managed in DERS Refugee Unit. They will oversee case coordination, case management, and the ID of appropriate resources within the TANF Jobs Program system to meet client needs and to support meaningful access provisions.

TANF Refugee Unit – Phoenix

3406 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Send an email

TANF Refugee Unit – Tucson

1455 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ

Send an email

Arizona Career Pathways, a partnership between Arizona Career Pathways and Maricopa Community Colleges, defines the needs, identifies resources, and brokers relationships that impact the education and training of a quality workforce, regional economic sustainability, and business growth. It offers the following services and resources:

– Peer support groups

– Help with resume

– Licensing fees

– Financial coaching

– Career counseling

– Gas cards

Address: 108 North 40th Street, South Building, Rm 1146, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602-286-8092

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SAUC provides support with job search, writing resumes, filling out job applications, and job interview practice.

Address: 2425 E Thomas Rd #11, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-522-2100

Arrive and Thrive’s goal is to assist refugees as they ARRIVE in Tucson and enter employment, advance in their jobs, develop long-term careers, improve their economic self-sufficiency, socially integrate, work to their best potential, succeed on their terms, and ultimately THRIVE in their community.

Address: 5800 W. Arizona Pavilions Dr., Unit 922, Cortaro, AZ 85652

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ARIZONA@WORK brings together the state’s leading sources to help individuals find the employment and labor market information you need. Arizona@Work provides no-cost employment readiness services, resume development, and job search assistance.

Friendly House’s Workforce Development Program empowers individuals and families in the community to become self-sufficient through education, job placement, and occupational training.

Address: 4425 W Olive Ave #128, Glendale, AZ 85302

Send an email

Phone: 602-416-7241

We help you create pathways to financial stability through education and employment. Our staff will connect you to training programs that cover topics such as work readiness, financial literacy, and health and hygiene. We can also help you enroll in industry-recognized certification programs in STEM fields such as the high-tech manufacturing industry, computer science, and medical fields.

Address: 1024 E Buckeye Rd, Suite 270, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602-228-0337

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Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program (MGP)

MGP helps refugees and other ORR-eligible populations overcome barriers and quickly find jobs. The intent is for refugees to become economically self-sufficient through employment within 240 days and without accessing cash assistance programs. The following local resettlement agencies currently offer the Matching Grant program:

 

1. Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services (AIRS)

Address: 1240 N. 31st Ave. #112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-944-1821

 

2. International Rescue Committee

Address: 4425 W. Olive Avenue #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

 

3. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Address: 2502 E. University Drive #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

 

4. Catholic Charities Community Services

Address: 5151 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-977-6105

 

5. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Address: 3364 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ85716

Phone: 520-721-4444

 

6. Jewish Families and Children Services of Southern Arizona

Address: 4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-795-0300

 

7. International Rescue Committee

Address: 1011 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

 

8. Catholic Community Services of the Southwest

Address: 140 W. Speedway Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-623-0344

Documentation

There are two versions of Arizona Driver’s Licenses, Travel and Non-Travel. Refugee newcomers need to apply for the Non-Travel version. The Travel version is for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. The non-travel license can be used anywhere as proof of identity, but their passport is needed for airport travel. The Non-Travel version does NOT require a SSN in some cases.

A refugee newcomer applying online for a driver’s license at the Arizona MVD website will need a SSN to complete the application. The online application is a general application for both travel and non-travel licenses, however, all refugee newcomers must apply for the NON-TRAVEL driver’s license. Refugee newcomers can go to an MVD office and tell them that they need a NON-TRAVEL license, and the MVD will then accept them, complete the application, direct them to take the written test, and then a driving test immediately afterwards WITHOUT a SSN. The refugee newcomer must provide the following documents:

– I-94 Immigration status

– Passport with visa stamp

– Proof of residency

For more information about how to acquire an Arizona Driver’s License, please refer to the Arizona Welcome Corps Resource Guide.

 

  • Social Security Administration (SSA) Directory

Provide Social Security Numbers and administer retirement, disability, survivor, and family benefits, and enroll individuals in Medicare

Once a refugee newcomer arrives, the PSGs will need to help them with acquiring a social security card. Following is a list of SSA Offices throughout the state of Arizona.

Please note: the SSA Offices listed in Tucson and Phoenix are those that have previously been accessed by refugees.

Major Cities – SSA Offices:

 

Tucson

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at 3808 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: 866-331-7693

– Go to the SSA office at 88 W 38th St #100, Tucson, AZ 85713 as a walk-in (no appointment is needed)

– Important: bring the EAD and SSC

 

Phoenix

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at: 16241 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

Phone: 800-772-1213

 

Flagstaff

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at: 2715 S Woodlands Village Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Phone: 800-772-1213

 

Yuma

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at: 325 W 19th St STE 1, Yuma, AZ 85364

Phone: 800-772-1213

 

Nogales

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at: 1760 N. Mastick Way, Nogales, AZ 85621

Phone: 800-772-1213

 

Globe

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at: 1405 E Ash St, Globe, AZ 85501

Phone: 800-772-1213

 

Show Low

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at: 2500 E Cooley St Suite 407, Show Low, AZ 85901

Phone: 800-772-1213

 

Prescott

Schedule appointments via phone or mail at the SSA office at: 205 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 800-772-1213

Language

The Adult Education Program gives access to quality educational opportunities to support employment, job training and higher education aspirations. By assisting adult learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in society, Friendly House creates an exceptional future for Arizona, where citizens transform their lives and realize their full potential.

Address: 4425 W Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302

Send an email

Phone: 602-416-7241

From ESL-English as a Second Language classes to obtaining your GED -General Education Diploma, (equivalent to a high school diploma). We offer the possibility for you to expand your education and allow it to take you to new heights!

Address: 3146 E Wier Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040

Phone: 602-305-4742

If you have entered the United States on a legal refugee status, the Refugee Education Program (REP) offers you an English-language learning program. Instruction is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help you function independently on the job and in daily living. Instructors are certified in Adult Education by the State of Arizona.

Address: 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85709

Send an email

Phone: 520-206-6500

Childcare

Provides subsidies to pay a portion of childcare costs to qualified families.

Services: Childcare Expense Assistance Appeals/Complaints, Childcare Expense Assistance Applications

Phone: 602-542-4248

Partners with organizations throughout Arizona to provide free programs and services for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.

Services: Childcare Expense Assistance Applications, Governmental Contracts/Grants Offices, State Government Agencies/Departments

Address: 4000 N Central Ave., Ste 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Send an email

Phone: 602-771-5100

Partners with organizations throughout Arizona to provide free programs and services for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their families living in North Pima County.

Services: Childcare Expense Assistance Applications, Governmental Contracts/Grants Offices

Address: 3610 N Prince Village Pl., Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85719

Send an email

Phone: 520-628-6650

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) works with a national network of more than 500 childcare resource and referral (CCR&Rs) agencies and other partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable childcare.

A nonprofit agency delivering Head Start and related programs throughout southeastern Arizona for prenatal through preschool age children and their families.

Address: 602 E 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: 520-882-0100

Healthy Families Arizona (HFAz) is a free and voluntary home visitation program that serves pregnant women and families of newborns. HFAz is a prevention program dedicated to supporting families in their quest to be the best parents they can be. Program services are designed to strengthen families during the critical first years of a child’s life. Through its efforts to support and educate families, the program has shown to reduce incidences of child abuse and neglect, provide stability for at-risk families, and increase economic self-sufficiency.

Phone: 602-255-2360

Southwest Human Development strengthens the foundation Arizona’s children need for a great start in life.

Address: 2850 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602-266-5976

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) meets a need that no one else does — providing the bridge between parents, providers, community leaders, and policymakers about anything related to childcare in Arizona.

Address: 2800 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-325-5778

Send an email

Address: 1951 W. Camelback Road, Suite 370, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 480-254-5119

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Early Childhood Education

The IRC Early RSI program is designed to assist ORR-eligible youth ages birth to five (5) years old. IRC’s Early RSI program ensures that children aged zero (0) to five (5) develop cognitive and social-emotional skills by supporting parents in providing consistent nurturing and supportive behaviors toward young children, including engaging in supportive play and learning activities. The Early RSI program also provides young children with access to quality early childhood development care and pre-primary education.

Address: 4425 W. Olive Ave. #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

The LSS-SW Early RSI program assists ORR-eligible youth from birth to five (5) years of age. The LSS-SW Early RSI program is designed to: 1) Provide linguistically appropriate services; 2) Increase family engagement in student’s educational experience; 3) Support behavioral health interventions for refugee children; 4) Implement tutoring programs and summer activities; 5) Advance refugee student-led mentoring and support groups; and 6) Support interventions for refugee children with learning disabilities: and 7) Provide access to childcare

Address: 2502 E. University Dr. #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

K-12 Education

The IRC Early RSI program is designed to assist ORR-eligible youth ages birth to five (5) years old. IRC’s Early RSI program ensures that children aged zero (0) to five (5) develop cognitive and social-emotional skills by supporting parents in providing consistent nurturing and supportive behaviors toward young children, including engaging in supportive play and learning activities. The Early RSI program also provides young children with access to quality early childhood development care and pre-primary education.

Address: 4425 W. Olive Ave. #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

The LSS-SW Early RSI program assists ORR-eligible youth from birth to five (5) years of age. The LSS-SW Early RSI program is designed to: 1) Provide linguistically appropriate services; 2) Increase family engagement in student’s educational experience; 3) Support behavioral health interventions for refugee children; 4) Implement tutoring programs and summer activities; 5) Advance refugee student-led mentoring and support groups; and 6) Support interventions for refugee children with learning disabilities: and 7) Provide access to childcare

Address: 2502 E. University Dr. #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

Adult Education

The Adult Education Program gives access to quality educational opportunities to support employment, job training and higher education aspirations. By assisting adult learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in society, Friendly House creates an exceptional future for Arizona, where citizens transform their lives and realize their full potential.

Address: 4425 W Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302

Send an email

Phone: 602-416-7241

If you have entered the United States on a legal refugee status, the Refugee Education Program (REP) offers you an English-language learning program. Instruction is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help you function independently on the job and in daily living. Instructors are certified in Adult Education by the State of Arizona.

Address: 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85709

Send an email

Phone: 520-206-6500

Adult Education is a core partner in the Arizona workforce system and connects learners to in-demand career training and livable wage employment.

Address: 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 480-517-8000

Welcome Corps

Report cases of fraud (for example, individuals asking for money in exchange for becoming a private sponsor or to assist in submitting an application)

Employment

Resources for Employees: Workers Compensation Claims, Youth Labor, Unpaid Wage Claims, Minimum Wage Claims

Phoenix location

800 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602-542-4661

Tucson location

2675 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson AZ 85716

Phone: 520-628-5188

Resources for Employees and Employers pertaining to Safety and Health Compliance, and Consultation and Trainings

Phoenix location

800 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602-542-5795

Toll-free: 855-268-5251

Tucson location

2675 East Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-628-5478

Toll-free: 855-268-5251

Public Safety

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission’s (ACJC) Crime Victim Services area oversees and administers two key programs: the Crime Victim Compensation and the Crime Victim Assistance programs. The Crime Victim Assistance program provides grants to private non-profit or government agencies that deliver direct services to crime victims. The Crime Victim Compensation program is administered through ACJC but resides locally in each of Arizona’s 15 county attorney’s offices.

Address: 1110 West Washington Street, Suite 230, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: 602-364-1175

Provides support, advocacy, victims’ rights information and referrals for crime victims. Services include: General Crime Victim Assistance, Victims’ Rights Groups

Address: 2005 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-542-4911

Provides support, advocacy, victims’ rights information and referrals for crime victims. Services include: General Crime Victim Assistance, Victims’ Rights Groups

Address: 400 W Congress St., Ste 315, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 520-628-6456

Violence, Human Trafficking & Exploitation

Provides a 24-hour crisis hotline and shelter for women experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and their children.

Services: Community Shelters, Domestic Violence Hotlines, Domestic Violence Shelters, Human Trafficking Hotlines, Human Trafficking Shelters, Sexual Assault Hotlines, Sexual Assault Shelters

Various locations, Glendale, AZ 85301

Phone: 480-982-0205

Provides legal services to human trafficking survivors of any age.

Services: Advocacy/Ombudsman Volunteer Opportunities, Child Custody/Visitation Assistance, Child Support Assistance/Enforcement, Clerical Volunteer Opportunities, Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services, General Crime Victim Assistance, Human Trafficking Legal Assistance, Immigrant Benefits Assistance, Nongovernmental Agency Departments, Pro Bono Legal Aid Volunteer Opportunities, Protective/Restraining Orders, Youth Court Volunteer Opportunities

Various locations, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Phone: 602-248-7055

Offers individual advocacy for victims of domestic violence.

Services: Crime Victim Accompaniment Services, Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services

Address: 868 E University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85203

Phone: 480-733-3019

Provides 24-hour sexual violence and assault helpline, in-person and mobile personal advocacy, individual and group support, resources, referrals, weekly holistic healing classes and community outreach.

Services: Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups, Adult Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Counseling, Adult Sexual Assault Prevention, Sexual Assault Counseling, Sexual Assault Hotlines, Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups, Sexual Assault Prevention, Specialized Crime Victim Assistance

Address: 868 East University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85203

Phone: 480-890-3039

Provides 24-hour crisis response for people who call 9-1-1 in Tempe and are victims of traumatic incidents such as homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, death and grief, mental health issues, substance abuse, and other crimes or critical incidents.

Services: Crisis Intervention Volunteer Opportunities, General Crime Victim Assistance, In Person Crisis Intervention, Veteran Benefits Assistance, Veteran/Military Hotlines

City Hall, 31 E. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 480-350-8004

This online Referral Directory is made up of anti-trafficking organizations and programs that offer emergency, transitional, or long-term services to victims and survivors of human trafficking as well as those that provide resources and opportunities in the anti-trafficking field.

Phone: 888-373-7888

Text: 233733

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Adult & Child Abuse

Provides legal assistance with family law matters including custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, guardianships, name changes, and paternity issues.

Services: Child Custody/Visitation Assistance, Child Support Assistance/Enforcement, Divorce Assistance, Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services, General Crime Victim Assistance, Name Change Assistance, Paternity Suits

Address: 305 S. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Phone: 602-258-3434

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Provides free individual and group support for older victims of later life domestic violence, elder abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.

Services: Crime Victim Accompaniment Services, Domestic Violence Support Groups, Elder Abuse Counseling, Elder Abuse Support Groups, General Crime Victim Assistance, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, Protective/Restraining Orders

Address: 1625 N Alvernon Way, Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85712

Phone: 520-623-9383

Provides free civil legal services for people with low income in Pima County.

Services: Bankruptcy Assistance, Child Custody/Visitation Assistance, Child Guardianship Assistance, Child Support Assistance/Enforcement, Consumer Law, Elder Law, Employment Discrimination Assistance, General Benefits Assistance, General Legal Aid, Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution, Legal Counseling, Life Care Planning, Nongovernmental Agency Departments, Pro Bono Legal Aid Volunteer Opportunities

Address: 320 N Commerce Park Loop, Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85745

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Arizona Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults. APS may also become involved when there is a claim of self-neglect which is when an adult with physical or mental impairments is not able to meet their basic needs (such as food, shelter, health care, managing money, etc.) which then impacts the adult’s physical health, mental health or general safety.

Voice:

877-SOS-ADULT

877-767-2385

TDD: 877-815-8390

Online: The APS online reporting form is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Arizona Department of Child Safety is charged with child protection, but we also serve as a visionary leader in primary prevention, partnering with other family-serving agencies and community organizations to improve community health and strengthen families.

Phone: 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)

PO Box 6030, S/C C010-23

Phoenix, AZ 85005

Phone: 602-255-2500

Child Abuse Hotline to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Phone: 1-888-767-2445

TDD: 602-530-1831

Secondary Phone: 1-888-SOS-CHILD

TDD: 1-800 530-1831

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline Crisis counselors are here to support those concerned about or affected by child abuse and provide appropriate, individualized guidance for those that reach out. We can also help research additional resources that may be available. The hotline is staffed by live crisis counselors (not bots) who all have college education and life experience in working with child abuse, neglect, and maltreatment. Crisis counselors complete over 72 hours of training which includes supportive listening, crisis intervention, trauma-informed practices, and diversity.

Text: 800-422-4453

Call: 800-422-4453

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Mental Health

Catholic Charities Counseling program provides counseling services to individuals, couples and families in the Phoenix metro area. Appointment times vary based on availability, but sessions are typically held at the Phoenix office Monday-Thursday during business hours until 8:00 p.m.

Address: 5119 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-749-4405

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Provides mental health prevention services to eligible populations

Address: 1011 N Craycroft Rd Ste 404, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

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Valleywise offers a wide range of services: Mental Health Disorders in Refugee Population, Child Wellbeing & Safety, Emergency Planning & Access to Care, Child Safety and Mental Health Disorders in the Refugee Population, Expectant Moms Class, Pedestrian Safety, U.S. Healthcare System, Education classes for Anemia, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Malnutrition, Safe Sleep Class, Women’s Health, Mental Health 101, and Car Seat Class.

Address: 2601 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602-344-2542

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Provides services from therapists or counselors for depression/anxiety, relationship/family issues, addictions, and support groups

Address: 3807 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-258-6797

Classes include: Healthy Nutrition for Refugee Families and Children, Introducing to U.S Healthcare System, Hypertension, ER Room Visits, Mind & Body in Women’s Health/Basic Intro to Mental Health

Address: 4425 W Olive Ave #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

Phoenix Resettlement Offices

Address: 1240 N. 31st Ave. #112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: 602-944-1821

Address: 4425 W. Olive Ave. #400, Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-433-2440

Address: 2502 E. University Dr. #12, Phoenix, AZ 85304

Phone: 480-396-3795

Address: 5151 N. 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone: 602-977-6105

Tucson Resettlement Offices

Address: 3364 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-721-4444

Address: 4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-795-0300

Address: 1011 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-319-2128

Address: 140 W. Speedway Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-623-0344

Phoenix Community-Based Organizations

Address: 3216 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85009

Phone: 602-527-8451

Address: 4425 W Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302

Phone: 602-416-7243

Address: 2275 S Beverly, Chandler, AZ 85286

Phone: 480-382-3184

Address: 2425 E Thomas Rd # 11, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-522-2100

Address: 3146 E Wier Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Phone: 602-305-4743

Address: 5030 S. Mill Ave. Suite #C5, Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 866-345-0102

Address: 1711 W. University Dr. #158, Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 602-490-0088

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Address: 1366 East Thomas Road, Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-264-2255

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Tucson Community-Based Organizations

SEEMA Foundation

Address: 2843 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85071

Phone: 866-345-0102

Address: 3736 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-440-0100

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Address: 4355 E Calle Aurora, Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 520-206-3554

Address: 631 N. 2nd Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-319-2128