Tempe Community Council has identified the following human service categories for the nonprofit programs funded by the City of Tempe. They are listed as:
The Arc of Tempe
Life-Skills & Recreation - “provides a comprehensive life skills program for individuals with developmental disabilities.”
Area Agency on Aging
Benefits Assistance program – is part of a national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs and provides information, education and assistance to people on Medicare.
In-Home Services – partners with East Valley Adult Resources to provide 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.
Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)
Child Care Injury Prevention Program – the goal of this program is to reduce the risk of unintentional injuries to children under the age of 14 in low-to-moderate income settings by: increasing the knowledge of participants 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. As well as, ensuring that participants demonstrate proper use of the safety equipment distributed.
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS)
Shelter Services – provides year-round emergency shelter, basic services, and supportive services for homeless single adult men and women. Since 1984, the mission has been to, “Empower men, women, and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services.” While shelter resolves the immediate crisis of homelessness, identifying and resolving the cause(s) of the individual’s homelessness is the central means to their regaining self-sufficiency. CASS offers services to assist clients to achieve or regain their independence. CASS’ onsite supportive services include Case Management, Employment Services and Comprehensive Dental Care. Access to a wide-variety of additional supportive services through on-site collaborative partners is also available.
Child Crisis Center – East Valley, Inc.
Adoption and Foster Care – 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.
Emergency Shelter – provides shelter for children and 24-hour care in a safe environment.
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
Victim Services – offers various services for victims of domestic violence ranging from: emergency shelter providing food and necessities, trauma counseling, group counseling, psycho-educational opportunities, advocacy, childcare, case management, outpatient counseling, transitional housing and lay legal advocacy for its clients.
City of Tempe – Homeless Coordination
The Homeless Coordinator serves as a problem-solver and resource source for all issues related to homelessness in Tempe. The Homeless Coordinator participates in Continuum of Care activities that bring federal funding into the region including facilitating the annual Homeless Street Count in Tempe. The Homeless Coordinator oversees the City of Tempe Homeless Outreach Program Effort (HOPE). HOPE travels throughout Tempe in an effort to reach out to the homeless and engage them into needed services. HOPE provides crisis intervention and advocacy services, including limited transportation as a means of reducing the barriers many homeless individuals/families face.
Prevention Partnership – provides targeted prevention services by partnering with Tempe Union High School District, Tempe Municipal Courts and Maricopa County Juvenile probation to focus on substance use diversion for youth and their parents as well as education and resources for school staff on emerging drug trends.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services – provides mobile peer support outreach and substance use related crisis services to homeless and working poor men and women.
Community Legal Services
Legal Advocacy for Tempe – this program provides free of charge critical legal services to help resolve legal problems impacting clients and their family’s basic survival needs and rights.
Community Information & Referral (CIR)
211 within Arizona
877-211-8661 from anywhere
2-1-1 Arizona – is a three-digit telephone number for accessing health and human services resource information. 2-1-1 also offers social service providers and easy way to help their clients, and gives organizations a way to enhance their impact and minimize their expenditure of resources.
EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (SPC)
Building Resiliency in Youth – this program uses curriculum that is school-based and offers practical skills for helping children learn how to think through and resolve everyday conflicts.
Shared Living Village - Tempe Community Council
Shared Living Village – is an affordable housing program for persons 60 years and older that promotes independence while providing companionship and a sense of community.
Domestic Violence Shelter – provides emergency and transitional shelter, domestic violence education and support, case management, employment coordination, prevention programs, community education and victim advocacy.
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Women’s Health Empowerment Project – 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 Salvation Army Tempe Corps
Intensive Crisis Case Management – Programming to “assist homeless individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, gain knowledge and tools to build their lives and break out of the cycle of poverty; and meet their most basic needs so they don’t have to worry about where the next meal will come from or where they will sleep.”
Stability Management – Includes support for rental, water, food, basic needs assistance, clothing, shelter and medications.
The Centers for Habilitation (TCH)
Job Training – based in Tempe, this program offers job training, development and support for all stages of meaningful employment as a means to independence through the Employment Services Department.
The Tempe Family YMCA
Youth Sports Program – is Tempe based and offers children an arena where they can earn attention and respect by exerting their natural abilities.
Tempe Youth Resource Center – this Tempe based program provides supportive services, case management services and outreach services to homeless youth ages 11-26.
United Food Bank (UFB)
Food Link – provides food for emergency food boxes for working poor families who are struggling to make ends meet, food for congregate meal providers to prepare for their homeless and other clients, and fresh produce distribution to community sites in low-income areas.
Urban Outreach/Tempe First United Methodist Church
Urban Outreach - provides programming “to connect homeless people with services that can help them move from crisis to stability in a relational environment that is supportive, respectful and easily accessible.”