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Get Help | Tempe Community Council
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TCC Offers


Services for Children, Youth and Families

Youth Development, food & clothing resource centers and teen parent dropout prevention programming through  Committment to Schools.
Parent training and early childhood development support for children 0-5 through Thrive to Five.
Underage alcohol and drug abuse prevention through Tempe Coalition.

Financial Literacy and Education

Free tax preparation and financial education workshops through Financial Stability Initiative.

Other Local Nonprofit Services Available

  • Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelter & Services
  • Programs for the Working Poor
  • Programs for Those with Disabilities
  • Youth Development Programs
  • Senior Programs

Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelters/Services

These shelters provide a safe and confidential place of residence, up to 120 days, as well as case management, advocacy, legal assistance and referral for other services.

A New Leaf
East Valley Men’s Center – a shelter in Mesa for single homeless men
East Valley Women’s Shelter – a shelter for homeless women
La Mesita Shelter Services – a shelter in Mesa for homeless families minor aged children.

Catholic Charities
My Sister’s Place – is located in Chandler and provides safe and stable housing for victims of domestic violence.
Pathways Transitional Housing – serves women exiting domestic violence shelters by providing transitional housing, case management, counseling and/or legal advocacy for victims and their children struggling to maintain safety and stability.

Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS)
Provides year-round emergency shelter, basic services, and supportive services for homeless single adult men and women.  CASS’ onsite supportive services include Case Management, Employment Services and Comprehensive Dental Care.

City of Tempe – Homeless Coordination
A problem-solver and resource source for all issues related to homelessness in Tempe.  Tempe Homeless Outreach Program Effort (HOPE) offers transportation and access to services for homeless individuals and families .

Chrysalis Shelter
Offers various services for victims of domestic violence ranging from:  emergency shelter providing food and necessities, trauma counseling, group counseling, psycho-educational opportunities, childcare, case management, outpatient counseling, transitional housing and lay legal advocacy.

Community Bridges
Provides mobile peer support outreach and substance use related crisis services to homeless and working poor men and women.

Homeward Bound
Provides housing and social services programs including; case management, employment services, counseling and life skills programs to assist homeless and domestic violence families in transitioning to self-sufficiency.

Phoenix Shanti Group
Provides transitional housing to homeless individuals and families infected with HIV/AIDS.

Save the Family
Helping homeless families transition into permanent housing,  workforce development, financial literacy and intervention/prevention education programming.

Sojourner Center
Provides emergency and transitional shelter, domestic violence education and support, case management, employment coordination, prevention programs, community education and victim advocacy.

Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. (TCAA)
Provides emergency shelter through I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

Tempe Salvation Army Tempe Corps
Provides emergency assistance and intensive case management services to homeless and working low-income families in Tempe.

Tempe Youth Resource Center provides supportive services, case management services and outreach services to homeless youth ages 11-26.

UMOM New Day Center
Emergency Shelter – Provides free emergency housing, meals, and necessary support services to families  for up to four months.
Transitional Housing – for residents who have been stabilized in an emergency shelter program for at least 30 days and have demonstrated satisfactory progress with stabilization and are ready to continue toward more independence and self-sufficiency.  Families can stay in Transitional Shelter for up to two years.

Programs for the Working Poor

For individuals and families struggling to make ends meet

Community Legal Services
Free  critical legal services to help resolve legal problems impacting clients and their family’s basic survival needs and rights.

Newtown Community Development Corp.
Provides access to homes for people who are otherwise priced out of the housing market.

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Educates women about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.  Problem-solving skills, positive self-talk, personal goal setting, negotiation skills and assertive communication are key components of the program.

Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. (TCAA)
Provides rental, utility, weatherization, emergency food boxes, SNAP application assistance, and case management services to low-income households and homeless individuals.

Tempe Salvation Army Tempe Corps
Provides rental and utility assistance to eligible Tempe and Guadalupe residents.

United Food Bank
Provides emergency food boxes for working poor families who are struggling to make ends meet, food for congregate meal providers, and fresh produce distribution to community sites in low-income areas.

Programs for those with Disabilities

Assisting the estimated 33,000 Tempe residents with a developmental disability


ACCESS Tempe Guide

The Centers for Habilitation/TCH
Providing independent living, day and respite programs, home community based services, and job training to people of all ages with physical and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Tempe
A comprehensive program that empowers and enriches the lives of persons 16 years or older with developmental disabilities by teaching self-advocacy, life skills, and civic involvement through hands-on learning and recreational activities.

Youth Development Programs

Programs prevent or reduce particular risk behaviors affecting today’s youth like  violence, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and school dropout.

Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)
Providing education on injury prevention topics including car seat safety, home safety, crib safety and Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED certification and the distribution of car seats, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, first aid kits and safe cribs.

Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley
North Tempe Youth & Teens- located at North Tempe Multigenerational Center, provides After School and Summer Day Camp programming for youth/teens ages 5-18
Teen Services- Ladmo Branch- located at the Westside Mutigenerational Center, provides After School/Evening and Summer/Vacation programs for teens ages 13-18.

Child Crisis Center – East Valley, Inc.
Provides out-of-home care for children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or exploited. Family Resource Center – located in Mesa, this program helps parents learn how to provide safe and healthy environments for their children and to stop child abuse and neglect before it begins.

EMPACT – Suicide Prevention Center
Program description:
Offers practical skills for helping children learn how to think through and resolve everyday conflicts.

The Tempe Family YMCA
Youth Sports Program offers children an arena where they can earn attention and respect by exerting their natural abilities.

Senior Programs

Services and Programs for aging and elderly residents

Area Agency on Aging
Information, education and assistance available to people on Medicare;  provides non-medical home care and support services to frail elderly and adults with disabilities to enable them to live independently in their own home for as long as possible.

East Valley Adult Resources
Recruits and places volunteers age 55 and older in nonprofit, governmental and proprietary health care facilities meeting critical community needs in Tempe.

Foundation for Senior Living
The Tempe Adult Day Health Care Center is a comprehensive day program of therapeutic recreation, nursing care and health monitoring, rehabilitative and social services for at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities over the age of 18.

Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. (TCAA)
Senior Action Program – provides senior center services, such as hot lunches, wellness activities, special guest speakers, field trips at multiple adult centers in Tempe.  Coordinates Tempe’s & South Scottsdale’s Home-Delivered Meals Program.

The Centers for Habilitation/TCH
Provides companionship and services such as, light housekeeping, meals,transportation, respite and personal care for seniors in need.

Statewide Human Services Resources