Phoenix Shelter / Aid / Resource Information

Recently homeless? Tired of living on the streets? Not sure where to turn? Below is an big big list of places and resources to help. Shelter, jobs, food, clothing, medical and dental, family services, addiction services, transportation, it’s all here. Please like and share this page all over Arizona so more people have access to this critical information!

Single Women’s Shelters

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
CASS 230 S. 12th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-256-6945
Gift of Mary 1414 S. 17th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602-254-8424
Maggie’s Place 602-257-4648
Phoenix Rescue Mission 1801 S. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602-233-2647
UMOM 3320 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 602-275-4533

Single Men’s Shelters

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
12th Ave Retreat 1236 S. 12th Ave. 602-272-3662
Andre House 1203 W. Polk St. 602-252-9023
CASS 230 S. 12th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-256-6945
Church on the Street 4006 W. Van Buren St. 602-447-0259
East Valley Men’s Center 2345 N. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ 85201 480-610-6722
House of Refuge 9835 N. 7th St. 602-678-0223
House of Refuge East 6909 E. Ursula 602-988-9242
Phoenix Rescue Mission 1801 S. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602-233-2647
Respite Shelter 7000 N. Central Ave. 602-870-4353
Streets of Joy 1202 E. Devonshire 602-285-9382
UMOM 3320 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 602-275-4533
US Mission 1821 E. Avalon Dr. 602-264-7882

Family Shelters

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
The Bridge 2001 W. Northern Ave. 602-589-5556
Gift of Mary 1414 S. 17th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602-254-8424
Homeward Bound 29 W. Thomas Rd. 602-263-7654
Interfaith 602-294-0222
Labor’s Community 5818 N. 7th St. 602-263-5741
La Mesita 2254 W. Main St. 480-834-8723
Salvation Army 2707 E. Van Buren St. 602-267-4130
Save the Family 450 W. 4th Place #202 480-898-0228
UMOM 3320 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 602-275-4533
Vista Colina 1050 W. Mountain View 602-944-0960
YMCA 755 E. Wiletta 602-268-0990

Youth and Children Shelters

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Crisis Nursery 602-273-7364
East Valley Child Crisis Center 480-969-2308
Home Base 931 E. Devinshire 602-254-7777
Tumbleweed 4829 N. 37th Ave. 602-841-5799

Domestic Violence Shelters

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Autumn House 480-835-5555
Chrysalis 2055 W. Northern Ave. 602-955-9059
De Colores 602-269-1515
Faith House 623-939-6798
My Sister’s Place 480-621-1024
New Life 623-932-4404
Salvation Army Elim House 602-267-4111
Sojourner Center 602-244-0089

Other Shelters

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
La Posoda 7045 S. Montezuma 602-243-9711
Ozanam Manor 1730 E. Monroe 602-495-3050
Phoenix Shanti 7000 N. Central Ave. 602-279-0008

Halfway Houses

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Alice’s Wonderland 24 S. Udall 480-962-8471
Calvary Rehab 720 E. Montebello 602-279-1468
Casa De Amigas 1648 W. Colter 602-265-9987
Corazon 3639 W. Lincoln St. 602-233-9747
Crossroads Men 1845 W. Ocotill 602-279-2585
Dana Center 731 W. Dana Ave. 480-461-1033
Destiny Sober Living 5306 N. 7th Ave. 480-461-1033
Guest House 8910 W. Monroe St. 623-934-0298
Hope House 316 N. 11th Way 602-254-5434
Living Faith 7514 W. Mitchell 623-772-7767
NOVA Maverick 7022 N. 48th Ave. 623-931-5810
Pelms House 11773 N. 91st Ave. 623-979-6571
Progress Valley 4430 N. 23rd Ave. 602-274-5424
Reborn 2546 W. Orangewood 692-433-2882
Sand Dollar 5049 W. Campbell 623-247-7877
The Solution 4210 N. Longview 602-277-7527
SOS Fellowship 650 N. 6th Ave. 602-252-4205
Steps House 7155 N. 6th Dr. #102 623-939-1566
Teen Challenge 1515 W. Grand Ave. 602-271-4084
Teen Outreach 5809 S. 5th St. 602-323-0226

Chemical Dependancy Assistance

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Another Chance 1202W. Madison Ave. 602-256-6933
Evac 560 S. Bellview 480-962-7711
Ebony House 6222 S. 13th St. 692-276-4285
LARC 2770 E. Van Buren St. 602-273-9999
Phoenix Indian Center 2601 N. 3rd St. 602-263-1017
Phoenix Rescue Mission 1801 S. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602-233-2647
Project HEART 1122 E. Washington 602-256-2688
Salvation Army 1625 S. Central Ave. 602-256-4500
VA Hospital 650 E. Indian School Rd. 602-277-5551

Family  Service  Centers

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Central Phoenix 1250 S. 7th Ave. 602-534-1250
Sky Harbor 1818 S. 16th St. 602-495-5193
South Mountain 4732 S. Central Ave. 602-534-4732
Sunnyslope 914 W. Hatcher 602-495-5229
West Phoenix 3454 N. 51st Ave. 602-262-6510

Community Action Programs

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Avondale 1007 S. 3rd St. 623-932-9440
Buckeye 201 E. Centre 623-386-2588
Glendale 5880 W. Glendale Ave. 623-930-2854
Mesa CAN 450 N. Mesa Dr. 480-833-9200
Peoria 8335 W. Jefferson 623-979-3911
Tempe 2150 N. Orange 480-350-5880
Tolleson 2555 W. Van Buren 623-936-1407

Rent/Mortgage/Utilities Assistance

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
City of Phoenix Housing 830 E. Jefferson 602-534-2142
Community Housing 608 N. 9th St. 602-253-9605
Lutheran Social Ministry 602-271-0828
Valley Christian 1326 W. Hadley St. 602-258-5163

Food Boxes

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Interfaith 743 W. Buchanon St. 602-254-7450
Lutheran Social Ministries 602-271-0828
Salvation Army Mesa Mesa, AZ 480-834-7777

Meals

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Andre House PM 213 S. 11th Ave. 602-255-0580
Chris Becker PM 9227 N. 10th Ave. 602-944-0139
Church on the Street 902 E. McKinley 602-254-8302
Paz PM 424 W. Broadway Tempe, AZ 480-464-2370
Phoenix Rescue Mission 1801 S. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602-233-2647
St. Vincent de Paul Lunch 119 S. 9th Ave. 602-495-3065
St. Vincent de Paul Unruh 67 W. Broadway Mesa, AZ 480-649-0081
St. Vincent de Paul Family Only Dinner 420 W. Walkins

Food Stamps

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
DES 215 E. McDowell 602-495-1308

Children’s Programs

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Child Protective Services 602-530-1800
Crisis Nursery 2711 E. Roosevelt 602-273-7363
Child Crisis 604 W. 9th St. Mesa, AZ 480-969-2306
Pappas School 355 N. 5th Ave. 602-452-4750
Tumbleweed 4829 N. 37th Ave. 602-841-5799
WIC 1825 E. Roosevelt 602-506-6848

Medical / Dental

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
AHCCCS 800-334-5283
AHCCCS 602-372-7000
Baby Arizona 800-833-4642
Homeless Clinic 1201 W. Madison 602-258-2122
Indian Medical Center 4212 N. 16th St. 602-263-1200
County Dental 2601 E. Roosevelt 602-334-1150
County Hospital 2601 E. Roosevelt 602-267-5011
Missikn of Mercy 602-249-1936
VA Hospital 650 E. Indian School Rd. 602-277-5551

Mental Health

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Homeless Clinic 1201 W. Madison 602-256-6933
Safe Haven 602-528-0758
Southwest Behavioral Health 315 E. Watkins 602-256-2688
VA Hospital 650 E. Indian School Rd. 602-277-5551

DISABLITY PROGRAMS

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Advocates for Disabled 4520 N. Cental Ave. 602-212-2800
AZ Vocational Rehab 3003 N. Central Ave. 602-266-4434
Disabled Veteran 3225 N. Central Ave. 692-277-8215
Maricopa County Publuc Fundiciary 602-506-5804
Project Home 510 W. Adams St. 602-252-3538

EDUCATION TRAINING

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Downtown Learning Center 602-256-0784
Indian Rehab 650 N. 2nd Ave. 602-254-3247
Opportunity Program 420 W. Warkins 602-261-6888
Pappas School 355 N. 5th Ave. 602-452-4750
Phoenix Indian Center 2601 N. 3rd St. 602-263-1017
St. Joseph the Worker 213 S. 11th Ave. 602-257-4390
SW Business Industry and Rehab 602-275-0181

JOB DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Arizona OIC 39 E. Jackson 602-254-5081
AWEE Women 755 E. Wiletta 602-258-0864
DES Job Services 438 W. Adams St. 602-252-7771
Maricopa Skills Center 1245 E. Buckey 602-238-4300
Opportunity Program 420 W. Watkins 602-261-6883
Phoenix Urban League 602-254-5611
St. Joseph the Worker 213 S. 11th Ave. 602-257-4390

INCARCERATED/EX OFFENDERS

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
DOC 1601 W. Jefferson 602-542-5536
Jail Information 602-256-0322
St. Vincent de Paul Ministry to the Incarcerated 602-261-6836

SHOWERS

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Andre House 213 S. 11th Ave. 602-255-0580
Home Base 1244 W. McDowell Rd. 602-254-7777
St. Vincent de Paul 420 W. Watkins 602-261-6883
Phoenix Rescue Mission 1801 S. 35th Ave. 602-233-2647

CLOTHING

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Andre House 213 S. 11th Ave. 602-255-0580
CASS 1209 W. Madison 602-256-6945
Interfaith 743 W. Buchanan 602-254-7450
Lutheran Social 424 W. Broadway 480-964-4543
St. Vincent de Paul 420 W. Watkins 602-261-6883
Phoenix Rescue Mission 1801 S. 35th Ave. 602-233-2647

TRANSPORTATION

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
City od Phoenix Transit Busses 602-253-5000
Dial-A-Ride 692-253-4000
Greyhound 692-389-4200
Transient Aid Center 602-261-6852
WorkLinks 602-586-3995
Yellow Cab 602-252-5252

IDENTIFICATION

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
AZ MVD 300 W. Washington 602-255-0072
AZ Vital Records 2727 W. Glendale Ave. 692-364-1300
Kay Martin 402 W. Monroe 602-462-9698
Social Security 1122 N. 7th St. 800-772-1213

DAY LABOR

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
IP 3021 W. Clarendon Ave. 602-272-2212
IP 9241 N. 6th St. 692-944-4450
Labor Ready 2539 E. Madison 602-220-4599
Labor Ready 2901 W. Thomas Rd. 602-353-9330
Labor Express 1621 E. Washington 692-255-0073
Peakload 3612 S. Central Ave. 692-243-7777
Workforce 2000 4150 N. 7th Ave. 602-222-2000

LANDLORD/TENANT ASSISTANCE

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
City of Phoenix 692-262-7210

LEGAL AID

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
Legal Aid 602-258-3434
Legal Aid 602-759-5356

CRISIS HOTLINES

Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number
AIDS Hotline 890-342-2437
Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline 602-264-1341
CASA Rape Hotline 692-254-9000
Child Protecrive Services 602-530-1800
Com Care Mental Health 602-222-9444
Community Information and Referral 602-263-8856
CONTACS Shelter Hotline 692-263-8900
CONTACS Shelter Hotline 800-799-7739
Cocain Anonymous Hotline 692-279-3838
Domestic Violence  Hotline 602-944-4999
Emergency Crisis Hotline 692-222-9444
Phoenix Police Department 602-262-6151
Phoenix Fire Department 602-253-1191
Runaway Hotline 800-621-4000
Veterans Advocates 602-277-8251
Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255

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How To Run Your Own “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive

Running a backpack drive is much simpler than it seems. All you gotta do is get backpacks and stuff to fill them with, fill the backpacks, then go find people who could use them.

To organize your own backpack distribution event, you need the following things

  1. A coordinator / team lead (can be a volunteer or a member of your organization)
  2. A team of volunteers to be backpack distributors
  3. A volunteer with a vehicle for each group of backpack distributors (we suggest groups of 4 or more for safety purposes)
  4. Backpacks filled with supplies (here’s a list of suggested items for your backpacks!)
  5. A designated meetup location for volunteers
  6. A camera to take pictures and / or video

How to collect backpacks

All persons involved in the collection drive should tap into their personal social networks. Reach out to your existing communities. Soccer moms, parent / teacher organizations, and your own Facebook friends are great networks to utilize. People will want to help once they learn that you will be handing out backpacks to those less fortunate. Each individual can coordinate donation locations as they see fit, or if the drive is associated with a larger organization such as a school, church, charity, or business, then that organization can determine a donation collection zone.

The event coordinator should keep a log of what each person donated so they can publicly thank them on social media. People love to be recognized for their charitable efforts!

Picking Backpack Distribution Locations

  1. Before you start handing out your backpacks, pick a central location with a known homeless population. If you’re not sure where to go, try a Google Map search for homeless shelters and / or food banks and locate parks near those locations.
  2. Simply drive or walk around that general area and find individuals that need help. It is recommended that each team lead sets up a meeting location before going out to hand out backpacks and supplies. During this meeting, final details of the event can be ironed out among volunteers.
  3. Split the donated backpacks and materials among groups, if there are multiple carloads of volunteers. Each car can determine which parks or areas they will target.
  4. Take lots of pictures to share with friends and family!

Backpack Distribution Tips

We believe in the power of helping the homeless population on the streets. For this reason, we have chosen a unique, guerilla-style outreach model of seeking out groups of homeless people to help. While this outreach method is relatively risk-free, there are still some essential tips to keep in mind to prevent incidents and ensure the safety of your volunteers. Keep in mind that many homeless individuals may suffer from mental illness or addiction, and can be unpredictable. Always exercise caution and common sense when working directly with this population.

  • Initiate contact as a group. Don’t have one person approach large groups by themselves. There’s safety in numbers!
  • Never approach groups who look dangerous or are under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • When initiating contact, always ask first if somebody is thirsty, and have a Gatorade in hand. It’s an easy ice-breaker. If they say yes, then you can ask if there’s anything else they need. (watch eyes light up when you ask if the need socks next!)
  • Respect their personal space and treat them with dignity. All we’re doing is trying to help those who need it most and brighten somebody’s day a little. We are not here to judge.
  • Children should ALWAYS be supervised by at least 2 adults. It is recommended that children never initiate contact or personally distribute supplies, but this is up to the discretion of their caregivers.

Think Safety!

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Always stay in well-lit areas that are densely populated
  • If you spot a homeless population that exceeds the amount of materials you have to distribute, try to find smaller groups to assist
  • Try to have at least one or two grown adults who can handle themselves in sticky situations
  • Each volunteer should have a cell phone on them in case they need to contact the authorities
  • Don’t venture into isolated areas
  • Make sure you have the contact information of other people in your group in case you get separated from each other

Inspire Others!

The most important  part of this charity is to inspire your friends and family to do the same thing. Every person you help on the street is an invaluable opportunity to inspire your friends and family to do the same. To some it might feel odd to video tape yourself doing kind things, or taking pictures. But if you do, and you upload these acts of kindness to your social media accounts, others will see it and some will get up and do the same thing! Make sure when you do upload pics and video to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Vine that you use the hashtag #reKindleKindness so others can more easily find your video!

HAVE FUN!

One of the best things about running your own “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive is the time you all spend together searching for people who need help. Each event is a unique experience for everyone. Sometimes you end up driving around for a while, without finding anyone to help. Some days you go out and all your materials are gone as soon as you pop open your trunk. But there are great teaching moments if parents decide to bring kids, and lots of time to reflect on how lucky we all are to be able to be in a position to help others. By the end of the day, you will form great bonds with your team of volunteers and have an incredible experience to share!


“I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive Suggested Items

Through our outreach, we’ve learned quite about about what homeless people in Phoenix need on a daily basis, and some of the more popular items may come as a surprise. Here’s a quick list of must have items if you’re going to pack a backpack for a homeless person. But, you can donate whatever you want! Anything you think will help make somebody’s life on the street a little easier!

Most Important Items For Each Backpack

If you’re backpack contains only these 4 items below, it’s ready to  go!

  • A Pair Of Socks (preferably not ankle socks or dress socks)
  • A Wash Cloth, Hand Towel, and or Packet of Wet Wipes
  • A Gatorade, Powerade, Or Other Sports Drink
  • Non-Perishable Food Items (think granola bars, power bars, pre-packaged meals to go, etc)

Ideas For Additional Items

Every backpack is a chance to make a person’s day, so you can donate whatever YOUR heart desires to help out! Some additional ideas are below:

  • Warm Hat
  • Blankets
  • Travel Sized Toiletries (tooth paste, toothbrushes, soap, Q-tips, etc)
  • Bus Passes
  • Candy / Soda
  • Gift Certificates for Food (of any kind!)
  • Clothes
  • Shavers

Here’s an awesome video from a couple in Tacoma, Washington about how they create backpacks for under $20!



“I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive Scheduled for May 17th!

Hey reKindlers! We’ve got some exciting news! May 17th is going to be our biggest “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive to date! We will be running multiple drives across America, and we are looking for more reKindlers to join in!

Confirmed cities so far include Phoenix, San Diego, and Boston and a few others. Get your city involved by contacting us today to see what it takes to run one of these drives (hint, it’s super easy… you just ask people to donate backpacks and materials, then go find people who need the materials).

Instant Checkmate has donated over a hundred packed backpacks for the Instant Checkmate “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive in San Diego. Super exciting, they are our first legit corporate sponsor! And Lake Pleasant Elementary  School has also committed to running a drive on the same day!

All this is great, but we still need YOUR help to run a drive in YOUR city! It’s so fun, easier than you think, and a fantastic experience for all involved. Contact us today to see how you can get involved!


Photos From Our First “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive!

So many people helped make this weekend happen. So many good people. First time reKindler Jonnata Mata said it best on her Facebook post: “What a great day. My heart is happy. Everyone was so grateful. Some even came to tears. Some jumped for joy. It was AWESOME!! I teared up quite a bit because it was such a good feeling. Thank you for motivating us to do this!!”

All backpacks found themselves a second life and an appreciative owner. It was incredible to see people down on their luck actually be happy for a moment.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Without you, this event wouldn’t have been possible.


The “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive IS TODAY!

Don’t forget, the “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive starts at 11AM TODAY! We are meeting at the Safeway parking lot on McDowell and 3rd (340 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix AZ 85004).

For up to date information, directions, or anything else you need use our Facebook page located here:

https://www.facebook.com/ReKINDle.org


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If you’re not able to distribute the backpacks and supplies but you still want to donate, don’t worry, there’s still time! You can just meet us at 11 and drop off your donations right there (and that way you can collect some hugs while you’re there!)

Looking forward to seeing you all, and we are loving the pictures of people with their donations!
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reKindle Co-Founder Kaylee Hooley Wins President’s Volunteer Service Award!

We could not be more proud! reKindle Co-Founder, Kaylee Hooley, was recognized today by President Barack Obama and The Corporation for National Community Service! Not many people ever get a letter from the White House signed by the POTUS. This is such an honor that Kaylee’s efforts to help homeless people has been acknowledged and rewarded.

Her school, Lake Pleasant Elementary, has also pledged to do a school wide “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive at the end of the year. What an unbelievable day for Kaylee and reKindle!

Here is the award and the letter from The President of the United States of America!
The President's Volunteer Service Award Letter from the White House and Barack Obama

The letter from the president reads:

“Congratulations on receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and thank you for helping to address the most pressing needs in your community and our country.

In my Inaugural Address, I stated that we need a new era of responsibility-a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to ourselves, our Nation, and the world. These are duties that we do not grudgingly accept, but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit than giving our all to a difficult task. Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise.

Our nation faces the most challenging economic crisis in a lifetime. We will only renew America if we all work together. Individuals, the private sector, and government must combine efforts to make real and lasting change so that each person has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

While government can open more opportunities for us to serve communities, it is up to each of us to seize those opportunities. Thank you for your devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great Nation.”


What a Great Day to be a reKindler!

BIG NEWS today after a whirlwind day yesterday! Our launch went really well, already getting in our first donations and set up some big opportunities for some new events, including partnering with local schools for a big “I Got Your Back” Backpack Drive at the end of the school year, a possible event in San Diego, and an event in Boston later in the year!

But the biggest of the big news is that our youngest reKindler, Kaylee Hooley, has been recognized for her work with reKindle by President Obama! I just got word that she will be given a certificate signed by the POTUS tomorrow at a school assembly for her outstanding community outreach. We couldn’t be more proud right now!

The thing that got her noticed was her video she posted on YouTube of our first Helping Homeless event. (shown below)

Way To Go Kaylee! And thank you everybody for a really successful day 1!