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​​Latest News from Human Services

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​The Landlord and Tenant Program will temporarily suspend walk-in appointments at the Travis L. Williams Family Services Center until further notice.  One-on-one counseling and education will continue to be provided in English and Spanish by telephone and email. Learn more about the services and resources available electronically

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VITA services have been temporarily suspended as a precaution related to COVID-19. You can still do your own simple taxes for free at myfreetaxes.com. To learn more, visit our website at phoenix.gov/eitc.​

Since 2003, the City of Phoenix Human Services Department has implemented an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign.  Every year millions of dollars in tax refunds go unclaimed because people are unaware of the various credits available to them such as the EITC, a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. There are several ways to get free tax help.

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The Human Services Department offers  a vartiety of social services to low-income households.  Services are provided through three family service centers, dispersed throughout the city. Visit phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/emergency to obtain more information or to make an appointment. 


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Healthy Giving Can Change A Life

Every day of the year is a struggle for those experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County, but generous people who want to help can give in a way that has meaning and impact beyond one meal.  

The Healthy Giving Council brings like-minded people and groups together with the goal of providing lasting, long-term help to those experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Healthy Giving at givesmartaz.org.



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PHX C.A​​​.R.E.S.

PHX C.A.R.E.S. leads with services to help those experiencing homelessness find long term solutions.  PHX C.A.R.E.S. sends trained outreach teams, that take the time to build rapport and trust with people on the street, to encourage them to acce​pt the services and resources that are offered to help end their homelessness.

How It Works: The city receives information about unsheltered homeless through the customer service line at 602-262-6251 or online at PHX At Your Service. The Human Services department staff coordinates outreach and engagement for person living in reported encampments with the goal of connection them to housing and supportive services. Human Services and Community Bridges, Inc.  (CBI) outreach teams respond 7 days a week from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Learn more about the PHX C.A.R.E.S. program at phoenix.gov/phxcares. ​

 Who We Are

​​The Human Services Department provides a comprehensive array of services to help people meet emergency, short-and long-term needs, and help every individual reach their highest level of self-sufficiency.

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The Human Services Department publishes a variety of publications to keep the public, city staff, Mayor and City Council aware of the department's mission, business operations and financial condition. Publications are easy to download and share.

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