COVID-19 Response

Community Resources

If you are experiencing Financial Hardship as a result of COVID-19, here are the recommended steps to take in order to receive the assistance you need:

1. Go to www.211arizona.org to see which resources specific to your needs are available to you (or call 877-211-8661)

2. See any additional resources here on our page

3. Reach out to the social service agency or company who can best assist with your specific needs

 

 

Utilities Assistance

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Basic Needs and School Meal Assistance

What Tenants Need To Know During COVID-19
English version
WIC Assistance- If you have a sudden decrease in employment/income due to this economic challenge, you may be eligible for WIC.  Contact your local WIC Clinic.
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Amphi School District - Amphitheatre School District is providing free grab-and-go meals for students to take home.  Locations and schedule available on the Amphitheatre Public Schools Facebook page. 
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Sunnyside Unified School District - Sunnyside Unified School District will be offering grab and go breakfast and lunch for students under 18 starting March 23 7:30am-10am at the following locations:
Craycroft Elementary
Drexel Elementary
Elvira Elementary
Los Amigos Elementary
Mission Manor Elementary
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Pima Council on Aging - All services suspended, but please call PCOA’s Helpline at 520-790-7262 to speak with a member of our staff about how we can assist you. https://www.pcoa.org/ways-we-help/covid-19-information/
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Tucson Food Truck Round-Up - In light of Tucson restaurants closing, we could see about scheduling 1-2 food trucks to your neighborhood for dinner pick up. Contact David at [email protected]gmail.com
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Childcare Assistance

Emergency Childcare for First Responders:
Brichta IELC 520-225-1100 or for school aged 520-225-1179
Schumaker IELC 520-731-5200 or for school aged 520-731-5206
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Senior Resources

AARP Coronavirus - Questions about the coronavirus, how to avoid coronavirus scams, and resources available for family caregivers. Check back daily for more information.
www.aarp.org/coronavirus

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Jewish Elder Access ( Senior Housing, Home Repairs, Health Insurance, In-Home support) Call (520) 795-0300  www.jfcstucson.org

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Stores offering early hours for senior and vulnerable shoppers
List of all grocery stores with details

 

Financial Resources

Filing TaxesThis service uses United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Valet VITA model along with a way to upload documents through an app from any device with an internet connection, so people can use Valet VITA without coming to a site to have documents scanned. Online intake site at getyourrefund.org.
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Bank of America -The safety and health of our teammates and our customers are what matter most. Our entire team is ready and standing by to support you. For the latest resources and information please visit our website
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Job Resources 

Pima County Works

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Other:

Census https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html

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Government Updates

  • The Governor announced efforts to expand federal food assistance programs in Arizona to would allow the purchase of hot meals with these benefits and result in timelier approval of eligibility.
  • Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order requiring health care insurance companies to expand telemedicine coverage for all services that would normally be covered for an in-person visit. The order helps ensure that Arizonans who may be sick or under quarantine can access care from their homes and avoid potentially risky trips to a health care provider.
  • It was announced that Arizona has received more than $5.3 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help Arizona communities provide meals for older adults. The dollars will support both meal delivery programs and programs serving senior centers.
  • In addition, Governor Doug Ducey made a request to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to open a special enrollment period on the Federal Insurance Marketplace. If granted, the action would allow individuals who have recently lost a job or had their income reduced due to COVID-19 to access health care on the federal marketplace.

Morris Institute for Justice

The Morris Institute for Justice offers helpful information (In English and Spanish) about benefits related to the following:
 - Unemployment Insurance
 - Food Stamps
 - Cash Assistance
 - Medical Assistance
 - Stimulus Handout

 

Meeting and Program Info

United Way Office and VITA Program and Meeting Information

Community Resources

Community Resources Related to Essential Needs

Parent Resources

Resources for Parents

Other Resources

Other Helpful Resources