Mercy Care/Community resources
If you need help finding a place to live, getting food or buying school clothes for your children, you can call 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-8661. Or, you can visit https://211arizona.org/maricopa/.
Tobacco Cessation: Many people have quit using tobacco through the programs offered by the Arizona Smokers Helpline (ASHLineASHline) and tobacco cessation medication. You can double your chances of quitting successfully if you get coaching and tobacco cessation medication. ASHLine can also help you cut back on your use of tobacco. It also provides information to help protect you and your loved ones from second hand smoke. You can also talk to your PCP. There are several no cost resources available, including Quit Coaching.
• Tobacco Free Arizona
• Tobacco & Chronic Disease - Learn about tobacco and chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, lung disease, cancer, diabetes and asthma.
- Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation (AID) - A non-profit created to advance the time in which the U.S. would become more accessible to everyone.
- Alzheimer's Association - Committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
- AZLINKS.gov - Get assistance and information on aging and disability and get connected to community agencies that can help.
- Area Agencies on Aging - The seven Area Agencies on Aging in Arizona offer a variety of programs and services that enhance the quality of life for the residents in their regions. They advocate, plan, coordinate, develop and deliver services for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families and caregivers.
- Arizona at Your Service - Search for Arizona agencies, services and more.
- Arizona Autism Coalition -Improving the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in Arizona by sharing resources and affecting autism systems reform through state-wide collaboration and advocacy.
- Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) - A statewide system of services and supports for families of infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays.
- Arizona Center for Disability Law - Mental Health - Advocates for the legal rights of persons with disabilities to be free from abuse, neglect and discrimination and to gain access to services, maximizing independence and achieving equality.
- Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation - Provides quality, affordable housing and supportive services for persons with behavioral health needs and others with similar housing challenges in Arizona.
- Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) - Arizona's Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to Arizona residents who meet certain income and other requirements.
- C.H.E.E.E.R.S. (Center 4 Health, Enlightenment, Enrichment, Empowerment Renewal Services)
- Community Information and Referral
- Department of Economic Security
- FIC - Family Involvement Center
- Head Start Programs - Arizona Head Start Programs provide high quality early childhood education, nutrition, health, mental health, disabilities, and social services with a strong parent involvement focus.
- Who is Eligible?
Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.
- How Do I Apply for Head Start and Early Head Start?
Contact the Head Start or Early Head Start program serving your community. They will explain the paperwork you should bring to apply. Your local program will provide the required forms and answer your questions.
Use the Head Start Locator to find a Head Start or Early Head Start program near you. Call the Head Start Knowledge and Information Management Services toll free at 1-866-763-6481 to find a Head Start or Early Head Start program in your area.
- Who is Eligible?
- Health-e-Arizona PLUS - A new system to apply for AHCCCS Health Insurance, KidsCare, Nutrition Assistance and Cash Assistance benefits and to connect to the Federal Insurance Marketplace.
- Hope Lives - Vive La Esperanza
- Information and Resources, Marc Community Resources (No charge)
- Mental Health Association of Arizona
- Mentally Ill Kids in Distress (MIKID)
- NAMI Arizona (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Peer Support Groups (No charge)
- Raising Special Kids
- REN - Recovery Empowerment Network
- STAR - Stand Together And Recover
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Guides, Brochures and Flyers
- Expanding employment services (Not for RBHA members) English A brochure that explains supported employment services for members with a serious mental illness determination. It includes a list of where members can access services.
- General Mental Health/Substance Abuse Resource Guide (Not for RBHA members) English | Spanish A listing of services and supports available for adults with general mental health and/or substance abuse (GMH/SA) issues.
- Women's Services Directory English | Spanish A guide to substance abuse and mental health support services. Agencies in this directory provide treatment and other services to eligible women.
- Your Roadmap to Children's Behavioral Health Care English | Spanish A helpful infographic that outlines how you can identify mental health concerns in your child and how you can start the journey to getting them the care they need.