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For Job Seekers and Laid-Off Workers
AZ Unemployment Insurance Benefits Guide
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) can provide individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own with a weekly stipend to supplement lost income while they search for employment. INFO:
Download Unemployment Guide (PDF)
AZ Department of Economic Security Services Related to COVID-19
Arizona@Work Arizona Employers with Immediate Openings
Arizona Office of Tourism
Immediate employment opportunities broken down by job categories, including housekeeping, food service, security, and more. INFO:
ASU Career Resources
Offers interviewing, resume development, resume samples, career search strategies. INFO: career.asu.edu/handouts
Connecting professionals in career transition with hiring companies and quality resources. INFO: careerconnectors.org
Goodwill Career Resources
Offers career planning, interviewing, resume development. To learn more, download the
Career Services (PDF) and
Trainings (PDF) flyers. For additional job assistance or questions, contact (602) 535-4444. INFO:
JobScan.com Resume Writing Guide
Offers resume, cover letter assistance, resume basics and resume samples. INFO:
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General Business Information
Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at
(602) 262-5040. Calls will be answered by a team member during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Callers can inform the City what issues they face and/or resources they need, and a team member will provide any available pertinent information to them. Phoenix business owners can also reach the department at
Guidance from the Department of Labor explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. See Breakdown of all the federal programs and aid for small business coronavirus assistance. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes
funding for forgivable loans to help small businesses keep workers employed. Check out the Small Business Owner’s
Guide (PDF) to the CARES Act and FAQs.
To do business with the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to COVID-19, check out the following
resource page for helpful information.
Arizona Governor's Office
In April, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order halting evictions for small businesses and nonprofits unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19. Read the
Executive Order Prohibiting Small Business Evictions (PDF) for details. The Governor’s Office has
released new specific requirements for businesses (PDF) to help reduce COVID-19 transmissions rates across Arizona. He also
released specific requirements for restaurants and bars (PDF) providing dine-in service.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Check out this
operational toolkit developed to help business owners considering reopening or expanding their operations determine their establishments’ risk of transmission of COVID-19 and how to reduce it. INFO:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA has provided
best practices for reopening retail food establishments during the COVID-19 pandemic including a checklist that addresses key food safety practices for retail food establishments to consider when re-opening and restarting operations.
For Employers Facing Furloughs and Layoffs or Seeking Additional Workforce
Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
Shared Work program provides an alternative for employers faced with a reduction in force by allowing businesses to divide available work or hours among affected employees in lieu of layoffs while allowing employees to receive a portion of Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours.
U.S. Department of Labor
Information about workplace safety, wages, hours, and leave, unemployment insurance flexibilites, support for dislocated workers and states, and more. INFO: dol.gov/coronavirus
Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center
Can help employers with recruiting staff, training temporary and permanent workers, and helping place furloughed workers. Call (602) 256-3147 or email
Phoenix.email@example.com. Visit website and scroll down to “For Employers" for more information. INFO: ArizonaAtWork.com/Phoenix
Small Businesses Financial Aid
As of September 28, 2020, Phoenix small businesses may now be eligible for up to $25,000 from the Maricopa County Relief Grant. The application and eligibility information are available at
www.azfoundation.org/MaricopaRelief. Application deadline is November 13, 2020.
Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA)
ASBA and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry have launched the CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses. This free online training program for small business owners gives both novice and experienced borrowers individualized support to navigate the CARES Act and access relief funds to sustain their business. INFO:
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Main St. Matters grant program offers emergency grants in the form of $500 or $1,000 awards for businesses who have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Federal Reserve has established a
Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the onset of COVID-19. Visit their website to learn about the lending opportunities and FAQs. INFO:
Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
GPEC is providing resources to help companies with their applications for the new wave of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funding such as “Chat Live Now” to help those with questions, and “Tips for PPP Applicants” which includes feedback from banks. INFO:
Nine CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses
GPEC has released a resource guide for business on what they need for PPP Loan Forgiveness. The resource guide outlines required items, documentations businesses need, guidance on worksheets for calculations, etc.
Greater Phoenix SCORE
In addition to recorded Webinars, offers FREE one-on-one remote mentoring appointments, to business owners seeking answers to their questions on Covid19 related regulations and funding application processes. INFO:
Kiva is a non-profit organization aimed at expanding access to capital, offers up to $15,000 at 0% interest. INFO:
Local First AZ
In partnership with the Governor’s office, Local First AZ is offering a Small Business Rent Relief Grant for businesses unable to operate during the pandemic. Businesses that are eligible can receive up to 2 months rent (max. $25,000). Application opens August 20th. INFO:
Prestamos CDFI, LLC
Prestamos, a Community Development Financial Institution, is offering COVID Micro Loans of up to $25,000 with the first six payments paid (both principal and interest) directly by the SBA. INFO:
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Application
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has streamlined its Disaster Assistance Loan Application. Companies can apply for emergency loans and small business assistance at the SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Portal:
https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/. The SBA can be reached by phone at (800) 659-2955 or
The city created a
roadmap (PDF) and a
short video to help walk businesses through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Assistance Portal. Recommend viewing the video
prior to going onto the SBA Disaster Assistance Portal. Video in Spanish: (Ver video en español). Roadmap in Spanish: (Ver guía en español (PDF))
Small Business Resources
The SBA provides export loans to help small businesses achieve sales through exports and can help businesses respond to opportunities and challenges associated with trade, such as COVID-19. Visit the
SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources webpage for information.
Office of Advocacy
The SBA’s Office of Advocacy shares
resources for small businesses in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Other Business Support
Arizona Department of Revenue (AZDOR)
ADOR is working with businesses affected by COVID on a case-by-case basis to help meet current tax liabilities. They may also assist with applying for ADOR’s transaction privilege tax (TPT) late payment-late filing penalty abatement program. INFO: azdor.gov
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC)
AZHCC is collaborating with other community partners to provide small business resources for those impacted by COVID-19. INFO:
calendar of events.
Ascend Phoenix assists Arizona-based businesses in strengthening their management skills, accessing money, and growing market connections. Check out this
summary (PDF) to learn more.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The BBB is focused on serving the business community and their consumers throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Check out resources, including webinars, tips and, alerts. INFO:
City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Guidelines for businesses that are reopening. Review videos and documents for businesses looking at reopening, wanting to implement mitigation/prevention strategies, and other guidance. INFO:
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
For local updates and business resources. INFO:
Maricopa Small Business Development Center
The SBA offers disaster assistance to Arizona small businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) via the
Maricopa Small Business Development Center, who can assist with business counseling, disaster loan assistance and other resources at no cost. Learn about their webinars at
Events Calendar. INFO:
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification answers
Frequently Asked Questions covering H-1B temporary specialty occupations and other programs in response to COVID-19.
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The Neighborhood Services Department is partnering with
FSL Real Estate Services and
Habitat for Humanity to provide sheltering in place housing repair services to low-and-moderate Phoenix residents impacted by the coronavirus. The Shelter-in-Place Program works to correct structural health and safety hazards that would allow residents to safely social distance from their place of employment or in-person classroom for parents with school aged children to prevent the spread of the virus. Applicants must meet income eligibility requirements. Residents with questions about the Shelter-in-Place Program are encouraged to contact one of the following agencies:
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Relief for Phoenix Residents
City of Phoenix residents will be eligible to apply and receive assistance for rent or mortgage, water bills, and electricity bills.
Can pay: Utility bills (electric, gas, and City Services Bill), rent, or mortgage, for City of Phoenix households financially impacted by COVID-19. Eligible households may receive one-time assistance with utility, rent or mortgage obligations for charges incurred March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
Grant Amount: Utility bills (electric $300 and gas $300); City of Phoenix Water bills $300; Rent or Mortgage payments $3,300. Households in subsidized housing must have a rental obligation to qualify for rental assistance. The full payment amount listed above will be made on behalf of each eligible household assisted as applicable. Eligibilty criteria: Households must be City of Phoenix residents and financially impacted by the COVID19 national pandemic. A household may be assisted with a one-time assistance with utility, rent or mortgage obligations through December 30, 2020. Only charges incurred after March 1, 2020 are eligible for payment.
To apply, contact any of the participating agencies listed in the
Phoenix CARES Act (PDF).
Utilities Disconnection and Late Payment Fees Moratorium for Phoenix Residents
Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona Public Service (APS) and Southwest Gas have a motatorium halting disconnections and late payment fees for all customers. The moratorium began on March 16 and have been extended through September to help those experiencing hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information is available on the
SRP, APS and
Southwest Gas websites.
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Food Assistance Grants
Funds to Feed Schools Launched by LISC Phoenix, applications open August 10
The City of Phoenix has contracted with LISC Phoenix to offer grants that support school districts within Phoenix who serve food to Covid-19 impacted families. Schools serve an important role in feeding and nourishing communities and children across Phoenix. During the Covid-19 pandemic, communities, families, and children have lost a direct source of food access.
Funds to Feed Schools Grant school districts can apply for additional funding to help support the critical service of food distribution to families and children in Phoenix. A total of $350,000 has been allocated for grants to school districts. These awards will be for $50,000 to $100,000 based on needs of the proposed project and capacity of the applicant.
The Funds to Feed School District grant application is open now and closes Friday, August 21 at noon.
Funds to Feed launched by LISC Phoenix, applications open August 3.
The goals of the Funds to Feed Grant is to meet the federal and city of Phoenix guidelines of providing food to needy families, while simultaneously providing funding support for important programs that support thriving futures. Through this effort, the city of Phoenix has contracted with LISC Phoenix to offer grants that support community and grassroots organizations, nonprofits and health centers that serve healthy, culturally specific food to Phoenix residents heavily impacted by Covid-19. Applications for community-serving organizations will be open from August 3 until noon on August 14. A separate application will be announced for school districts. Grant details and the application are available at
Feed Phoenix Initiative by Local First Arizona Foundation underway.
The application period is closed for funding for Phoenix restaurants, farmers, caterers, mobile markets, and event venues to prepare and deliver free, healthy meals to families who are most vulnerable to hunger as a result of the pandemic. Further information about the progress of the initiative is available through Local First Arizona Foundation at
The Phoenix City Council approved $1.7 million grant funds to provide healthy foods to impacted populations, equitably support existing organizations serving residents, recognize the work already being done in diverse communities by the community, encourage partnerships, and to promote innovation.
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For Non-Profits/Arts Organizations
COVID-19 Arizona Non-Profit Resources Page
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits would like to provide you with information to make your own educated decisions and prepare to address the concerns of your workers and stakeholders. INFO: arizonanonprofits.org/page/COVID19
Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund
The Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund was established by the Arizona Community Foundation and is receiving support from individuals, corporations, and foundations from across the state. The fund provides immediate relief to nonprofit organizations in Arizona facing an increased demand for services from clients and communities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. INFO:
ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. ArtsReady has information on the Coronavirus and how arts and culture organizations can best prepare during this time. INFO: artsready.org
CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds
Now that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been signed into law, Independent Sector has teamed with Washington Council Ernst & Young, a DC-based lobbying firm, to aid nonprofit organizations scrambling to determine how the act will apply to their organizations and how to proceed with filing for assistance. INFO:
COVID-19 Economic Impact Study
The survey from Americans for the Arts will capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will collect how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses. INFO: surveys.americansforthearts.org/s3/CoronavirusImpactSurvey
NEA CARES Act Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make one-time grants to eligible nonprofit organizations. Grants will be made either to organizations for their own operations, or to designated local arts agencies for subgranting programs to eligible nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply directly to the NEA is April 22, 2020 with the earliest announcement of grant award by June 30. INFO.
The Nonprofit Finance Fund: COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits
This toolkit is for nonprofits struggling to stay afloat during this time. Resources include links on how to secure funding, write grants and more.
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
The Office of Arts and Culture wants to ensure the sector has resources that are relevant during this time, including information on the agency's funding programs. INFO: phoenix.gov/arts
Small Business Administration
Small business owners, including arts and cultural nonprofits in Arizona are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. INFO:
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Individuals should work with their healthcare provider about testing. If you are an AHCCCS member who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, please call the 24-hour Nurse Line for your health plan (listed below):
24-Hour Nurse Line Numbers by Health Plan
1-866-534-5963 Arizona Complete Health (ACC & RBHA)
1-888-747-7990 Banner (ACC & LTC)
1-844-770-9500 DDD AIHP
1-855-458-0622 Health Choice Arizona (ACC & RBHA)
1-800-624-3879 Mercy Care (ACC & LTC)
1-800-564-5465 Mercy Care (RBHA)
1-877-440-0255 UnitedHealthcare (ACC & LTC)
See up-to-date tracking and reporting information. INFO:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How to prepare and protect yourself, what to do if you're sick and more. INFO:
LabCorp COVID-19 Testing (PDF)
SonoraQuest COVID-19 Testing
Coronavirus Guidelines for America
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19. INFO:
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Information for workers and employers about COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Seniors Hours at Local Stores
Hours confirmed on June 29, 2020 Please contact your store directly with questions..
AJ’s Fine Foods
AJ’s Fine Foods will open from 5:30 – 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays for senior shoppers, aged 65 and older, who must present government identification at the store entrance. A single caretaker is allowed to shop on behalf of the individual for whom he/she cares. To find your nearest AJ’s: INFO: ajsfinefoods.com/locations
Albertsons will open from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior shoppers and shoppers with “underlying health concerns.” To find your nearest Albertsons: INFO:
Bashas’ will open from 5:00– 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays for senior shoppers, aged 65 and older, who must present government identification at the store entrance. A single caretaker is allowed to shop on behalf of the individual for whom he/she cares. To find your nearest Bashas: INFO: bashas.com/locations
Food City will open from 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays for senior shoppers, aged 65 and older, who must present government identification at the store entrance. A single caretaker is allowed to shop on behalf of the individual for whom he/she cares. Find your nearest store: INFO:
Safeway will open from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior shoppers and shoppers with “underlying health concerns.” To find your nearest Safeway: INFO:
Target will reserve the first shopping hour from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for senior shoppers and shoppers with “underlying health concerns.” To find your nearest Target: INFO:
Walmart will open an hour early on Tuesdays for senior shoppers 60 years old or older. This senior hour will last from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. each Tuesday. To find your nearest Walmart: INFO:
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market will open an hour early every day for senior shoppers 60 years old or older. This senior hour will vary based on each location’s normal hours. To find your nearest Whole Foods Market: INFO: wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
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Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors
Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors, provides practical apps for seniors (tech-savvy or not), along with setup assistance. Elderly sector recommendation about communication, grocery delivery, home care, and health monitoring.
City of Phoenix Senior Centers
City of Phoenix Human Services Department Senior Centers are temporarily closed until further notice. Lunch meals normally provided year-round for registered members are currently being offered by reservation only and delivered to members in their own homes each Monday, excluding holidays. Senior Center members may request lunch meal delivery by contacting their local Senior Center. INFO:
Home Delivered Meals
The City of Phoenix Human Services Department provides home delivered meals to homebound and disabled senior residents age 60 years and older. Case management and senior wellness checks are included with this service. To be considered for a referral to this program, contact the Area Agency on Aging’s 24 Hour Senior Help Line at 602-264-4357 or visit the following website: INFO: aaaphx.org/program-services/24-hour-senior-help-line
Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program
The Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) is a federal funded food distribution program that provides a once a month food package to people 60 years of age or older. INFO: des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/food-assistance/az-commodity-senior-food-program
Desert Mission Food Bank
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 9229 N. Fourth St. Phoenix, AZ 85020. Desert Mission Food Bank offers free emergency, senior food boxes (and infants). Proof of address and ID is required. INFO: desertmission.com/programs/food-bank
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Family or Individual Meals
Andre House Dinner Service
Hours: Dinner (Saturday through Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) Dinner service for individuals experiencing homelessness. Meals will be delivered in To-Go containers. 213 S. 11th Ave., Phoenix, 85007. (602) 255-0580. INFO:
Arizona Food Bank Network
The Arizona Food Bank Network has a website allowing you to search your location to find a food bank near you. INFO: azfoodbanks.org
Harvest Compassion Center
Harvest Compassion Center offers families free groceries, hygiene items, clothing and baby items. The location in north Phoenix is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Maryvale location is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from :00 a.m. –11:30 a.m. They are also looking for donations and volunteers under the age of 65. INFO:
Hope for Hunger Food Bank
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.
– Noon. 5605 N. 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301. Phoenix Rescue Mission's Hope for Hunger Food Bank offers free food boxes in a drive-thru style of service. Walk-ins are welcome, proof of address and ID is required. INFO:
Interfaith Cooperative Ministries
ICM offers food boxes, walk-ins welcome between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. No referral needed, proof of address needed. Clothing, baby formula and diaper provided. Call (602) 254-7450 to make sure resources are still available.
Neighborhood Ministries Inc.
Serves meals to families only. Provides hot meals. Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Walk-ins served. No referral required. Photo ID and proof of address. 1918 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 85009. (602) 252-5225. INFO:
Salvation Army is providing essentials to the community between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., where they can come in and receive limited amounts of toilet paper, feminine products, food and other things that seem to be sparse right now. INFO:
Southwest Human Development
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.
– 11:00 a.m. Southwest Human Development is offering free, grab-and-go meals through the end of school closures for families with children. Drive-through and receive breakfast and lunch all in one bag to go. INFO: swhd.org
St. Vincent De Paul
For those looking for one of St. Vincent de Paul's food banks or to visit one of its dining halls. INFO:
United Food Bank's Help Yourself Food Distribution
Each Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, those with an "immediate need" can visit United Food Bank's Help YourSelf Co-Op to receive food, as long as supplies last. The food bank is located at 358 E. Javelina Ave., Mesa. INFO:
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Living Streams Church Food Pantry
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins served. No referral required. Please bring in a photo ID. 7000 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85020. (602) 957-7500. INFO:
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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Monthly supplement of food from the basic food groups for nutritionally at risk pregnant women, women who recently gave birth, infants, and children. INFO:
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Chicanos por la Causa
Offers housing repair program, some utility assistance, and safe, affordable housing options INFO:
Save Our Home AZ
Offers two foreclosure prevention programs: Monthly Mortgage Assistance Program and Principal Reduction Program. Both assist unemployed and underemployed Arizona homeowners. Must meet certain requirements. INFO:
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Emergency Rent, Utility, or Eviction
Arizona Department of Housing
Special COVID-19 rental assistance funding from the Arizona Department of Housing. INFO:
Landlord and Tenant Program
The City of Phoenix Human Services Department Landlord and Tenant Program provides one-on-one counseling and education regarding the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act. Walk-in appointments at the Travis L. Williams Family Services Center have been temporarily suspended, however telephone appointments and email communication will continue to be offered in both English and Spanish. To request a telephone appointment, please call (602) 262-7210 or email
Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance and Eviction Prevention Services
The City of Phoenix Human Services Department Family Services Centers provide emergency utility and rent financial assistance to low income households, including prioritized support for seniors, persons with disabilities, and families with young children. Eviction prevention services upon receiving a five-day notice is also available. To request an appointment, call (602) 534-AIDE (2433) beginning at 8:00 a.m. each Monday, excluding holidays. Applicants must be a Phoenix resident and assistance may be restricted to once per 12-month period. INFO:
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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
National professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders. Publishes "Facts for Families" to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families, and offers AACAP Resource Centers to empower consumers through patient education. INFO:
American Association of Poison Control
Provides emergency evaluations over the phone and information regarding unintentional ingestion of unknown or known substances or insect bites. (602) 253-3334. INFO:
Arizona Child Care Resource & Referral
Provides free information about community trainings and resources for child care providers and the early childhood community via telephone or online search. (800) 308-9000. INFO:
Arizona Enrichment Centers
Arizona Enrichment Centers offer childcare for the children of first responders, critical healthcare workers and essential public sector workers. INFO:
Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of the Valley has reopened several facilities for impacted families with priority being given to healthcare and essential employees. Space is limited based on each location's capacity. INFO:
Children's Action Alliance
Children’s Action Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan research, education and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of Arizona’s children and families. They provide information and referrals designed the meet the needs of children and families. (602) 266-0707. INFO:
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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Travelers are also strongly encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate them in an emergency. INFO: step.state.gov/step
State Department Travel Advisories
The State Department has created a 24-hour public hotline for Americans abroad who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For callers in the U.S. and Canada, the number is (888) 407-4747. For those dialing from overseas, the number is (202) 501-4444. INFO:
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Anxiety and Stress Management Tips from the CDC
Children's Action Alliance
Provides a helpful resource guide for immigrants and their families during COVID-19. The resource guide is available in English and Spanish. INFO:
Circle the City
Circle the city provides healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women, and children facing homelessness. INFO:
Community Legal Services
Community Legal Services is a non-profit law firm that provides online information and education on various topics ranging from housing, rental assistance, student loans, economic security and general information. INFO:
Provides health and well-being assistance to home-bound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grand-families. Some of its services include grocery shopping assistance, small home repairs, transportation to medical appointments and other support. "Duet is a partner in health and aging to older adults, one of the most-at-risk populations of the COVID-19 virus," Shelly Everson, Duet PR and marketing coordinator said. Duet Arizona offers services in Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Peoria and Scottsdale. INFO:
YMCA Emergency Child Care During School Closures
Providing safe and enjoyable emergency child care. INFO:
Financial Assistance for Military Families
Military Assistance Mission (MAM) is providing financial assistance to Arizona military families affected by the COVID-19 virus. . Additional information and eligibility requirements can be found here. INFO:
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find Help Phoenix
Find Help Phoenix is an easy way to find health and social services in Maricopa County. Users can look for medical services, legal help, affordable housing, and much more. INFO: findhelpphx.org
For Phoenix residents with questions regarding Mortgage, Mortgage Payments, and Forbearance. The link is a guide built by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and contains helpful links and information regarding Mortgage Relief options: INFO:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has provided a resource guide which includes information about COVID-19 and mental health. INFO:
National Digital Inclusion Alliance
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has compiled a list of current offers from Internet Service Providers that will help low-income households acquire service at low or no cost.
Social Security Beneficiaries: Department of Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file to receive their Economic Impact Payment. Learn more on the U.S. Department of the Treasury. INFO: home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm967
Provides behavioral health services to the people of Maricopa County Arizona. INFO:
State Bar of Arizona
A free statewide legal help hotline is available for issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. From housing to employment issues, callers can speak with a volunteer operator who will guide them through the process of getting legal help. To learn more, call the hotline at 866-611-6022 or
read the press release (PDF) for details.
Mountain Park Health Center
List of community resources for the community. INFO:
Educare Arizona has a mission of helping children from families struggling with poverty to be healthier, better educated and have a greater chance for success. .educarearizona.org
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For Individual Artists
The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund offers emergency financial assistance that helps artists in the performing arts and entertainment field in need. INFO: actorsfund.org
This group support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. INFO:
The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency FundThis fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
CERF+ Artist Relief GrantsCERF+ was started by artists for artists in the community as a grassroots mutual aid effort. In light of the anticipated volume of requests for assistance, for the time-being, CERF+ 's emergency relief grants related to COVID-19 will focus on those infected with the virus that require intensive medical care. INFO: cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help
COVID-19 Freelance Artist ResourcesThis list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. INFO:
Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals
Provides provide emergency relief grants of $500–$1,500 to artists and arts professionals experiencing cancelled events and residencies or terminated contracts due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. INFO:
Foundation of Contemporary Arts Artist Relief Fund
Open to U.S.-based artists who've fallen on hard times because of the coronavirus outbreak. If you've had a performance or show canceled because of COVID-19, apply.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
For musicians or music industry workers who lost 50% of your income, you're eligible to apply to this fund.
Musicians Foundation Fund
For United States-based musicians who've been active for the past five years are eligible to apply for a microgrant. Keep in mind, this fund also asks for paperwork proving that most of your income has come from your work as a musician. We're also not sure how they define a "professional musician" but there is an email on the page where you can inquire for more information.
PEN American Writer's Emergency Fund
For professional (published or produced) writers and editors who are in acute financial crisis. PEN America writes on their site that they'll be updating with more critical information on March 25.
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Student Loan Resources
Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education
Learn more about how the new CARES Act has provided broad relief to federal student loan borrowers including automatic forbearance and 0% interest on student loans through Sept. 30, 2020. INFO:
The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA)
TISLA was created to ensure that all consumers have access to fair, free, student loan advice and dispute resolution. INFO:
Student Aid Pandemic
Student Aid Pandemic provides up to the minute student guidance on student loans and financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. All services are free and no registration is required. INFO:
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More Resources Websites
Resources list provided by the State of Arizona. See information about utilities, business information, and additional support organizations. INFO:
Pets and COVID-19
Families include those members of the four-legged variety. Naturally, safeguarding them is important. INFO:
CDC - Animals and
American Veterinary Medical Association
USAGov share how agencies across the federal government are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Helpful information is provided on the following topics: housing, education, travel, immigration, transportation, health, safety and much more. INFO:
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24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis by Mercy Care: (800) 631-1314 or (602) 222-9444
EMPACT Crisis Hotline (480) 784-1500
24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255 (TALK)
24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-7673 (HOPE)
24/7 National LGBT Hotline (888) 843-4564
24/7 Senior Help Line, (602) 264-4357
24/7 Help for Homeless Veterans (877) 424-3838 (4AID-VET)
24/7 Teenagers and Young Adults (602) 841-5799
Teen Lifeline (602) 248-8336 (TEEN)
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) (866) 232-8484. Speak with licensed social workers who are trained in dementia care to assist callers with topics/questions about combating isolation, keeping engaged, washing tips, caregiver stress, whether family members should visit during this time, items to have in the home, and more.
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Features virtual and on-site volunteer opportunities to aid communities impacted by COVID-19. From sewing face masks, writing letters to seniors and much more. INFO:
Small Businesses Need Us
Use your professional expertise to help save small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. INFO:
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