BASIC NEEDS

Trevor Browne is committed to the academic success of our students. We understand that basic needs can have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students. Basic needs can include food, housing, transportation, wellness, and other important services. This page is meant to help connect students and their families to basic needs information and resources.

Food Banks, Hot Meals, Clothing, more

St. Mary’s Food Bank

If you need an emergency food box, call the number listed below; an operator will direct you to the nearest food bank location to pick up a food box.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

3131 W. Thomas St.

Phoenix, AZ 85009

602-242-3663

United Food Bank

United Food Bank provides food boxes to those in need.

Hours of Operation: Fridays | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

263 N. Center St.

Mesa, AZ 85201

480-926-4897

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Rooms

Currently, all of the following St. Vincent De Paul dining rooms are providing sack lunches only at the front door.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Sunnyslope Dining Room

9227 N. 10th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85021

Phoenix Dining Room at Human Service Campus

1075 W. Jackson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Mesa Dining Room

67 W. Broadway Rd.

Mesa, AZ 85210

Family Dining Room

420 W. Watkins Rd.

Phoenix , AZ 85003

El Mirage Dining Room

14013 N. Verbena St.

El Mirage, AZ 85335

Andre House

The Andre House provides hot meals, showers, and restrooms.

Hours of Operation:

Dinner Service: Saturday - Thursday | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

*Lines begin forming 60 minutes prior to meal time

213 S. 11th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602-252-9023

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides the following services: emergency food boxes, help with paying utilities, resource linkage, housing assistance to families in economic crisis, domestic violence hot-line, transitional housing assistance, and family shelter.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

2707 E. Van Buren St.,

Phoenix, Arizona 85008

602-267-4122

FIBCO Family Services Inc.

Hours of Operation:

Registration Hours: Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Food Box Distribution: Fridays 10 a.m.

Brown Bag Lunches: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays | 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m..

1141 E. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

602-385-3900

Friendly House

The Friendly House provides emergency food boxes, utility assistance, and referrals to community resources for people in need.

723 S. 1st Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85003

602-416-7230

ICM Food & Clothing Bank

The ICM Food & Clothing Bank is a TEFAP participant and offers food boxes outside the building, depending on supplies. No referral is required, however, a photo ID and proof of address is required. SNAP and SNAP to Work programs will take clients by appointment only.

*Clothing room closed until further notice.

Hours of Operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays | 9 - 11 a.m.

501 S. 9th Ave

Phoenix, AZ, 85007

602-254-7450

The Cultural Cup Food Bank

The Cultural Cup Food Bank offers emergency food boxes, free meals and transportation for the homeless from the Cultural Cup Food Bank to Parson's Family Health Center, clothing when available, SNAP enrollment assistance (by appointment only), and adult incontinent products.

Hours of Operation:

Food box distribution, until supplies run out: Tuesdays - Thursdays | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free meal for the homeless: Mondays | 4 - 6:30 p.m.

342 E. Thomas Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-266-8370

Mobile Produce Markets

Market On the Move

For a donation of $10 in Phoenix and Tucson and $15 in Northern Arizona, you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce.

Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W)

Hours of Operation: Saturdays | 8 - 11 a.m.

For a $12 donation, you can get up to 70 lbs. of fresh produce.

Online Food Resources

Maricopa County Food Banks

AZfamily.com lists 100+ food banks in Maricopa County, listed by city.

FINDHELPPHX.ORG

A web-based service that provides resources for housing, medical, mental health, food, legal, parenting, and more.

Arizona Food Bank Network

A website that lists additional food bank resources in Arizona.

Free meals around you

A map that displays free meal locations in your area.

Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB)

AAFB's Food Providers Directory lists emergency food options (food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and others that distribute emergency food) in Arizona.

Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

WIC provides supplemental healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support services, and referrals to health and social services to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children under five who are at nutritional risk.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Resources

SNAP helps provide healthy food for families, children, and vulnerable adults in need.

USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture | Food and Nutrition Service

Arizona Food Banks

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)



Shelters

Safe Place

If you are a young person in crisis under the age of 18 (in some communities 21 and under), please use one or more of the following options to access help:

You can go to any business, public location, or bus displaying a yellow and black Safe Place sign. Let them know you want to talk to someone from Safe Place and they will know what to do to help.

Using a mobile device, simply text the word SAFE and your current location (address, city, state) to the number 69866. Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place location. You will also have the option to text interactively with a professional for more help. It’s quick, confidential, and safe.

  • If you prefer to speak with someone on the phone, instead of in person or texting, you may call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).

Safe Place is not intended to replace 911 in emergency situations. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

CASS serves the entire Phoenix metropolitan area and provides shelter for both adult and families 24/7, 365 days a year.

Main Location

3307 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Hours of Operation: Mondays | 8 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Tuesdays - Thursdays | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

West Valley Location

Pendergrast Community Center Family Resource Center

10550 W Mariposa St., Phoenix, AZ 85037

Hours of Operation: Thursdays | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

East Valley Location

635 E. Broadway, Mesa, AZ 85204

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Save the Family Foundation

125 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

Hours of Operation: Wednesdays | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Homeless Youth Connections

HYC serves homeless youth ages 13-21 who are attending local high schools. Youth are provided with basic necessities, case management, housing if needed, life skills and mentors to ensure they have the resources to stay in school, complete their education and have a chance at a brighter future.

9950 W. Van Buren, Suite 114, Avondale, AZ 85323

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Office: (623) 374-3747

After Hours: (602) 633-4844

info@hycaz.org

UMOM Shelters

UMOM’s emergency shelters provide a temporary place to live for those experiencing homelessness including survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

(602) 275-7852

For 24-Hour Help, please call 1-800-631-1314

Here is a current list of shelters operated by UMOM:

  • UMOM New Day Centers ~ For families, including families of military veterans

(602) 595-8700

On the UMOM New Day Centers campus, each family lives in a private room. Case managers guide families as they create an individual housing plan – their unique strategy to confront and overcome the challenges that led to experiencing homelessness. Tools and resources, such as the New Day Employment Center, job readiness courses, and an onsite childcare development center, aid clients in finding and keeping a job. A licensed wellness clinic, also on-campus, helps kids and young adults stay healthy and in school.

  • Halle Women’s Center ~ For single women without children

(602)362-5833

Opened in June 2017, the Halle Women’s Center is the first Arizona shelter designed specifically for single women. Two or three women share a room with a private bathroom along with nutritious meals are served three times a day. Daytime hours are available for work with case managers to gain skills, find jobs, solve problems, and identify a path to permanent housing.

  • Open Hands Emergency Crisis Shelter ~ For youth ages 12-17

(602) 841-5799

This six-bed residential emergency shelter in Phoenix provides a safe, home-like setting for youth experiencing homelessness, family conflict, or abuse. Open Hands offers individual and family counseling with the goal of family reunification. Youth who aren’t able to safely return home may stay for a longer term; learning life skills and receiving workforce and job readiness training. Approximately 200 youth are served each year through Open Hands. Nearly all who complete the program exit to safe, permanent housing.

  • Youth Shelters: The Transitional Independent Living Program ~ For teens and young adults, ages 16 – 21

(602) 841-5799

Often, teens experience homeless because they are escaping violence, suffering due to substance abuse of their own or by a parent, rejected because of gender identity, or aging out of the foster care system. UMOM’s Youth Program at Earll provides hope and a safe place to stay. Youth work with case managers and counselors to regain a sense of safety, finish high school, look for a job, learn how to use public transportation, and more. Perhaps most significantly, they are able to meet other young people, make friends, and have fun – something that they may not have experienced otherwise.

  • Tempe Youth Resource Center and Street Outreach Engagement Team ~ For youth ages 18 – 24

Free supportive services are available for young adults who are experiencing homelessness. Services include: food, water, showers, hygiene and personal care items, and clothing. Case management, housing navigation, as well as the coordinated entry point for HUD housing programs such as Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing are also available at the Youth Resource Center.


Housing and Shelter Online Resources

Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH)

Homeless Assistance

Eviction Prevention

Arizona Housing Coalition

The Arizona Housing Coalition is a membership-based advocacy organization who works with member agencies to end homelessness through housing stability and expanding affordable housing opportunities for all.

*The Arizona Housing Coalition doesn't provide shelter, housing, or rental/utility assistance.

2-1-1 Housing and Shelter

2-1-1 Arizona provides resources for eviction prevention assistance, rent payment assistance, emergency shelters, and other housing needs.

Chicanos Por La Causa

Provides housing stability to those in need. Help at-risk and under served populations secure and maintain affordable, stable housing. Help low-income seniors living at home by providing supportive services that help them maintain their independence and reduce Medicare/Medicaid costs.

(520) 466-3438

Widlfire

Wildfire is a non-profit organization aimed at connecting you with agencies or programs that are administered through counties, cities, councils of government, and private non-profit organizations. These programs the following services:

  • Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Utility Assistance

  • Utility and Telephone Discount Programs

  • Rental/Mortgage Assistance

  • Housing Repair, Rehabilitation, and Weatherization

  • Food Boxes and Other Food and Nutrition Programs

  • Case Management

  • Advocacy and Referrals

  • Child Care / Head Start

  • Housing and Homeless Assistance

UMOM

  • UMOM provides Crisis Shelter, Supportive Services and Affordable Housing for people experiencing homelessness. Services include educational and work readiness services for adults; a Child Development Center for children from six weeks to 11 years old and after-school programing for children 5 – 11; and Health/Wellness services for all ages.

East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

602-275-78523333