Everyone needs a little help now and then. The East Valley has a several resources that provide support and assistance.
Control Alt Delete helps people escape domestic abuse by providing one time assistance to remove the barriers that keep them in unsafe and abusive situations.
There are several barriers for domestic violence victims attempting to move into a new home, including financial dependence, impact on children, lack of resources, and immigration status. MyMove has created a free resource guide for domestic violence survivors available at https://www.mymove.com/moving/guides/domestic-violence-resources/
The East Mesa Food Bank is a ministry of the East Mesa Baptist Church located at 752 S Ellsworth Road, Mesa, AZ 85208. They provide emergency food boxes on a weekly basis and offer help with clothing, furniture and household items. The time of distribution is Wednesday’s from 9:45 am to 11:00 am.
Immigrant Hope – Mesa, AZ is a low-cost immigration legal aid clinic supported by Phoenix area local churches and interested individuals. We offer immigration legal advice and representation to the low-income immigrant community in Mesa and the Phoenix Metro Area. They are located at 1818 E. Southern Ave., Unit 4A, in Mesa (on the East side of Redemption West Mesa Church).
Immigrant Hope – Mesa accepts the following cases for representation:
• Citizenship and Naturalization
• Family-Based Visa Petitions
• Green Card Applications (Consular Processing or Adjustment of Status)
• Renewal for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
• Replacing or Renewing Documents (Green Card, I-94, Certificate of Citizenship, etc.)
• Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence (VAWA)
• Visas for Victims of Crimes (U-Visas)
• 601A Waivers
Hope Women’s Center provides a safe-haven for women and teen girls facing any difficult life situation. They provide relational and holistic care, grounded in the Christian faith, supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women through mentoring, classes, support groups, pregnancy testing and support and material and utility assistance. They have centers in Phoenix, Apache Junction, Camp Verde Center and Hope Abides Maternity Home, Coolidge, Maricopa and West Valley.
West Valley: (623) 875-4549
Camp Verde: (928) 567-5433
Maggie’s Place offers a caring support system and source of hope to women experiencing homelessness during the critical time of pregnancy and baby’s first year. They provide a nurturing and stable home, nutritious food, infant supplies, access to medical care, and programs that are trauma informed, focused on building resiliency and strengthening families. Maggie’s Place is located at 4001 N 3oth St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Luthern Social Services of the Southwest works to stabilize lives during times of crisis and transition, build a foundation where they can thrive and preserve dignity and respect for the most vulnerable. They serve older adults, people with disabilities, children and families, refugees, immigrants and people experiencing homelessness. The services they provide include Family Resource Centers, Foster Care Services, Food Pantries or SNAP Enrollment, Home Care Meals on Wheels and Shopping Services, Immigration Services, Rent and Utility Assistance and Shelter.
Central Phoenix: 602-501-8840
West Mesa Contact: 480-489-5772
East Mesa Contact: 480-489-5773
StreetLightUSA transitions adolescent girls from Trauma to Triumph who are at risk of and victimized by child sex trafficking. StreetLightUSA provides 24/7 residential care that includes trauma informed therapy, medical support services, enrichment, and pastoral care. Our Mission is anchored in a Christ driven desire to shine light, show love, and encourage young girls as they walk the path of healing.
Learn More: www.streetlightusa.org
United Food Bank provides access to nutritious food through community partnerships, food distribution and education in the East Valley and Eastern Arizona.
Arizona Adult Protective Services (APS) is a program within the DES Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) and is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, exploitation and neglect of vulnerable adults. File a report by phone M-F 7AM to 7PM or Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays 10AM to 6PM at 1-877-767-2385 (1-877-SOS-ADULT). An online reporting form is available 24/7.
Arizona Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911 immediately.
24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 800-787-3224 (TTD)
AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence 602-279-2900 800-782-6400 602-279-7270
Domestic Violence Program Information 602-542-4446
Sexual Assault Hotline RAINN 800-656-HOPE
Shelter Hotline for Maricopa County 480-890-3039
The Food Pantry outreach program serves all Mesa residents and is open for distribution every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 8:00 am to 11:30 am to families experiencing food insecurity. Families are entitled to receive food once a month from this facility. The process includes an interview with the family; there are both English and Spanish speaking interviewers. All clients wishing to pick up food must bring an ID and proof of Mesa residence, such as a utility bill.
This program provides food to meet basic nutritional needs, personal hygiene items, pet food, diapers, books and referrals for additional community resources when appropriate.