Community Resources

Child Family Service Providers Contact Sheet (pdf)


LifeSkills Links (doc)


2015 REFERRAL LIST (1) (docx)


Assistance Programs


Department of Child Safety

 Contact: Beverly Kroll, Education Liaison │ │ (602)-255-2609 Services:

DCS Hotline (1-800-SOS-CHILD)

           To provide information on specific cases (the info will be entered as a case note for the case worker)

           To receive the name and phone number of the Program Manager (must know the family’s zip code)

                       • If the Hotline refuses to confirm that there is an open case

                       • If the educator would like to receive a call back

Care Portal -

            Assist kinship caregivers and families at risk of DCS involvement

Valley Interfaith Project -

            Helping children and families involved with, or at risk of involvement with DCS

Department of Housing

 Contact: Theresa Hoover │ │ (602)-771-1007 Services:

          Affordable housing locator supported by the Department of Housing

Family Housing Hub │ (602)-595-8700 │

          Connecting homeless families with minor dependent children to homeless services 

          Assessing the unique needs 

​Department of Economic Security


Contacts: Alfred Edwards, Homeless Coordinator │ (602)-542-6638

Betsy Long, Program Administrator for Homeless │ (602)-542-3019


     Emergency Shelters -

         Temporary housing used to shelter homeless individuals and families while                  permanent housing is identified

         Rapid Rehousing services can be acquired through local emergency shelters.                  • Designed to move homeless individuals or families quickly to permanent housing through housing relocation and stabilization services and temporary rental assistance.

Homeless Prevention/Rental Assistance -

          To prevent and individual or family from moving into an emergency shelter or living in a place not meant for human habitation through housing relocation and stabilization services temporary rental assistance

Low Income Subsidized Housing -

          Lists of low income housing, sortable by keywords and area

Community Services -

          Other community services offered on website

Who To Contact For Help -

          2-1-1

Life Skills and Values

     Life skills include: integrity, initiative, flexibility, perseverance, organization, sense of humor, effort, common sense, problem solving, responsibility, patience, friendship, curiosity, cooperation, and caring.
    "Life skills" refer to the information and behaviors that enable people to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives. Life skills Web sites include information and resources on self-esteem, effective communication, responsible citizenship, decision-making, problem solving, and peer pressure.
     In today's world, young people face many challenges, including illegal drugs, random violence, bullying, and discrimination. Teachers, parents, and others who work with young people have a responsibility to help them learn the skills and behaviors that will lead to healthy choices and productive lives.
These sites are designed to help young people develop the skills they'll need to make the right life choices.

     This site offers valuable free resources to help young people grow both emotionally and morally. Resources include K-12 lesson plans, a how-to guide to service learning, essays on using the Socratic method, and topics for productive ethical discussions with children. Teaching guides are grouped by elementary, middle, and high school, and offer discussion questions, writing assignments, and student activities that teachers can use to create their own lesson plans.

Web Pop Online Books

      Web-Pop Books offers a variety of interactive and printable storybooks designed to teach basic human values to young elementary students. Topics include sharing, consideration of the elderly, literacy, doing chores, selfishness, and more. Students can read the stories themselves or follow along as the author narrates. The download section allows users to download and print the stories for their own personal library.

Values: Making Choices for Life The world would be a better place if we all had good values.

Values include: cooperation, happiness, honesty, humility, respect, responsibility, tolerance, compassion, etc.

Internet Resources:

Local Resources



 ​ConnectionsAZ is a physician-led crisis response center that specializes in providing emergency/crisis psychiatric services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. 

Family Involvement Center/Parent Assistance Center (PAC)


Family Involvement Center/Parent Assistance Center (PAC). PAC is staffed by parents, called Parent Partners, who have raised or are currently raising children with emotional, physical, and behavioral health care needs.  Now in Tucson! ​(520) 404-0032 

​NAMI Southern Arizona


NAMI Southern Arizona provides mental health advocacy, education and support to people in our community with mental illness and their loved ones. 

State Resources

Child Crisis Arizona


 Child Crisis Arizona offers no-cost resources for families through parenting classes, family events and more. 

Marc Community Resources


As a free service, Marc Community Resources, Inc. provides mental and behavioral health information and resources 

Mental Health America of Arizona


 Mental Health America of Arizona (MHA AZ), serving Arizona since 1954, is here to educate our community and advocate for all those individuals and families impacted by mental illness. 

S.T.A.R. Young Adult Program


 The S.T.A.R. Young Adult Program (YAP) serves adults ages 18-25 with behavioral health and/or substance abuse needs. Providing skills to minimize symptoms, work toward future goals, and encourage independence. 

National Resources

The Child Mind Institute


The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. 

Attachment & Trauma Network


At the Attachment & Trauma Network, it is our mission to promote healing of traumatized children and their families through support, education and advocacy. 

Child Welfare Information Gateway


 Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. 

​Inspiring Opportunities Project Families


Inspiring Opportunities Project Families of children with mental health, emotional and behavioral disorders needs often navigate multiple systems to access necessary supports and services. 

Center for Parent Information & Resources


Supporting the Parent Centers Who Serve Families of Children with Disabilities. Your central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities 

National Council for Behavioral Health


The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. 

Diagnostic-Specific Resources

Attention Deficit Disorder Association


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)


Anxiety and Depression Association of America


Anxiety Disorders


Bipolar Disorder


Borderline Personality Disorder


Diagnostic-Specific Resources, Cont.

Eating Disorders


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder




Sleep Disorders


Substance Use and Mental Health