The following is a community resource document with information on medical resources, free meals for families and children, and information on USCIS appointments and detention facilities. Our team is working on updating this daily to incorporate all organizations, institutions, and communities offering support for ALL people regardless of conviction or legal status.
Mountain Park Health Center
Locations around the Phoenix area – provides care for low income people. Call (602) 243-7277
TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY
Drink lots of water
Avoid being in direct contact with each other
Get sunshine. It is still ok to go for a walk or do individual exercise.
Do not go to the ER or doctor if you have a cold or flu. You are more at risk for coming into contact with other germs or viruses.
WHEN TO GO TO THE ER
When you are having trouble breathing
When you have a fever that cannot be controlled (by Tylonol)
Valley of the Sun YMCA is providing emergency childcare through April 3. Locations in Gilbert, Tempe, Glendale/Peoria, Northwest Valley, Scottsdale, Southwest Valley. Call (602) 404-9622.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley is open to current members as well as the families of healthcare workers, first responders etc. Info here:http://bgcmp.org/updates/
FREE MEALS FOR ANYONE
The news site AZ Family has compiled a list of food banks in the state along with their hours and availability. You can find food banks in the Phoenix area here and food banks outside the valley here.
SCHOOL RESOURCES FOR FREE MEALS
Alhambra Elementary School District: Starting March 16, the district will begin providing meals-to-go for children ages 0 to 18. Kids will receive two pre-packaged meals.
Avondale Elementary School District:Breakfast and Lund will continue to be provided at select sites to any child through the age of 18 child must be present at time of pick up to receive meals.Breakfast will be available 7:30 – 8:30a, Lunch 11:00 – 12:30am. Avondale ESD will make available Grab – N- Go Meals at the Following sites; Michael Anderson School, Avondale Middle School, Eliseo C. Felix School, Lattie Coor School, Centerra Mirage Stem Academy, Desert Thunder School, Desert Star School, Wildflower Accelerated Academy
Balsz School District:Starting March 17, Breakfast: 7-8:30am and Lunch: 11am-12:30pm Tillman Middle School, 4309 E. Belleview St. (off of 44th St.)
Cartwright School District: Starting March 17, the district will distribute food at drive-
through locations beginning at 9 a.m. to all families who need it, not just students
Creighton School District: Starting March 17, They will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all chi;dren 18 years and younger. Families can drive or walk-up to the outside of all 8 schools’ front offices to grab both meals at once between the hours of 8:30 – 11:30 am.
Dysart School District: Beginning Monday, March 23, they will be providing meals to community members 18 and younger Monday – Friday, through April3. Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will be provided from 11am – 1pm at the following sites: El Mirage Elementary School; Kingswood Elementary School; Dysart High School; Willow Canyon High School; and Shadow Ridge High School. Meals will be provided near the exterior gates in designated parking lots.
Glendale Elementary School District: Starting March 18, Families may stop by their local school between the hours of 9 a.m.-11 a.m. to receive both breakfast and lunch meals to go. Children must be present to receive a meal. Adult meals are not available.
Kyrene School District: Kyrene will be providing bagged meals for any child 18 years old and under beginning Tuesday, March 17, at various pick-up locations. Each bag will include a cold breakfast and lunch. More details: 480-541-1660.
Laveen School District: Breakfast and lunch will be available to all children between the ages of 1 and 18 on a grab-and-go basis. Families may stop by any of the district’s schools (except Vista) between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. Service may be expanded to off-site locations in the coming days.
Madison School District: Beginning Monday 3/23, breakfast and lunch will be available at the Madison Camelview campus to any child under the age of 18. They do not need to be on the Free or Reduced priced meal program to participate. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 AM – 8 AM. Lunch will be available from 11 AM – 12 PM.
Mesa Public Schools: All children 18 and under are eligible to pick up a free lunch at all district elementary schools on March 16-17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information is coming soon about breakfast and lunch options March 18 and beyond.
Osborn School District: Starting March 17 District is offering Breakfast / Lunch, Monday through Friday 10:30am – 11:30am, at 8 sites throughout the district for the duration of the school closure for COVID-19. Encanto/ClarendonElementary: Whitton Ave & 13th Ave, LongviewElementary, Solano Elementary, OsbornMiddle, Montecito Community School.
Pendergast Elementary School District: All students 18 years old and younger can get breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 10 a.m. to noon.
Phoenix Union High School District: All Phoenix Union school cafeterias will open from 10 am to noon Monday to Friday to serve food to any individual 18 years old or younger.
Roosevelt School District: Serving grab-and-go meals for breakfast and lunch starting March 16. Meals available Monday through Friday during the school closures between 8:30 a.m.–9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-12 p.m. for lunch. Meals are available to students and children under the age of 18.
Scottsdale Unified School District: The Scottsdale Unified School District Nutrition Services Department will provide an opportunity for families to drive through or walk up at several school sites to pick up meals for the children in their family between the ages of 1 and 18. Children do not need to be an enrolled student or approved for the free and reduced meal program in order to receive meals. All meals will be available for pick up between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Tempe Elementary School District: The district is providing a free grab-and-go meal p
antry in order for student meals to be picked up and taken home while schools are closed. Drive-through and walk-up service will be available at nine school locations. Meals are for any student under the age of 18, regardless of what school district they attend.
Tolleson Elementary School District: Free breakfast for anyone under 18 will be available in the front of each school from 8 to 9 a.m. and free lunch from 11 a.m. to noon.
Harvest Compassion Centers are open (4744 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85032, Mon/Wed/Sat 9 to 11:30am and 4002 N. 67th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85033, Tues/Fri/Sat 9 to 11:30am) – free groceries, hygiene and baby items
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Chicanos Por La Causa is offering free webinars on how to apply for Small Business Disaster Recovery Loans, along with other info for small business owners. Get times/dates for the webinars and sign up here: https://www.prestamosloans.org/events/
Local First Arizona has information on other places to get small business loans, as well as other resources: https://www.localfirstaz.com/covidresources
Albertson’s and Safeway are looking to hire 1,000 people ASAP. Apply online via www.careersatsafeway.com or www.albertsonscompanies.com, or in person. On Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., hiring managers will conduct on-site interviews at individual stores, the release said.
Long list of companies with immediate openings: https://arizonaatwork.com/sites/default/files/Immediate%20Hiring%20Need-3-24-2020%281%29.pdf
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
ACESDV’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Helpline is still open & operating the regular hours of 8:30a – 5:00p, M – F. Spanish & English. Call 602-279-2980
INFORMATION ON PUBLIC SERVICES
APS – If you need assistance with your bill, please reach out to their newly-created Customer Support Fund – call (602) 371-7171, weekdays 7 am to 7 pm. APS will not disrupt power.
SRP – will not turn customers’ power off for non-payment during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also waive all late payment fees. This applies to both residential and commercial customers.
City of Phoenix Water – will not turn off your water and will reconnect anyone suspended for nonpayment
City of Mesa Water – will not turn off your water
Southwest Gas will not turn off your gas
Verizon has stopped disconnecting people
T-Mobile has stopped disconnecting people and all customers will have unlimited data
AT&T has stopped disconnecting people
Cox has stopped disconnecting people, is waiving late fees and is working on opening 1,600 Wifi hotspots. New customers can get internet for $20 a month – more info here
The IRS and the state of Arizona have extended the filing deadline for state and federal taxes until July 15 – but you should still file ASAP to get a refund
INFORMATION ON MORTGAGES, AUTO LOANS AND CREDIT CARDS
Bank of America customers can request to defer payments on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards, with payments added to the end of the loan, with no impact on your credit score. More info here
Ally Bank is allowing existing customers to defer mortgage payments for up to 120 days. No late fees will be charged, but interest will accrue.
Many other banks are offering some form of assistance, allowing delayed payments, etc, call your bank or lender
INFORMATION ON USCIS & DETENTION CENTERS
USCIS INFORMATION: Beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, USCIS asylum offices will not be open for walk-in assistance or for non-interview inquiry appointments until further notice. Asylum offices will only be open to individuals appearing for previously scheduled interview appointments. USCIS is asking for individuals who may have come into contact with COVID -19 to reschedule their appointments. USCIS will help you reschedule your appointment without penalty. Are experiencing flu-like symptoms (such as a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat or fever) or otherwise feel ill.
Note that coronavirus testing and treatment will not be taken into account as part of USCIS’ “public charge” rule.
DETENTION CENTER VISITATIONS
Eloy Detention Center [Core Civic] has stopped accepting visitiations due to the COVID -19 Virus. At this time it is still unknown as to when Core Civic will resume their regular visitation schedule.
INFORMATION ON ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
As of Friday, March 13 Arizona Department of Corrections has stopped allowing visitations to all ADOC facilities. Puente is monitoring the status of ADOC and the visitation program. At this time phone calls and commissary orders are still being accepted but can be suspended at any time.