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Financial & Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Arizona - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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National Kidney Foundation of Arizona,Inc. (dba Arizona Kidney Foundation)
4203 East Indian School Road
Suite #140
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 840-1644 / (602) 840-2360 (Fax)

Free Clinics - Bureau of Primary Care - Find a free, or reduced-cost health clinic in your area.

North Ridge Community Church - Offers several outreach and assistance programs including free, hot meals delivered to families in crisis.  (Cave Creek, Arizona)

Arizona Kidney Foundation - Provides emergency financial and emotional aid to qualified Arizona chronic kidney patients. We are the agency of last resort and unique in the state.

4203 E. Indian School Rd., #140
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 840-1644, Ext. 202

Prevent Blindness America - Arizona Division - A leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Services include free vision screenings, distribution of educational materials and vision screening training;

21620 N. 19 th Ave., Suite A-4
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(602) 623-879-7465

Epilepsy Foundation - Arizona Division - Helps individuals with seizure disorders and their families by providing information, treatment, support groups, seminars, and a summer camp for children with epilepsy.

Education & Counseling Services (some also help locate medical/financial resources)

Value Options, 444 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ, 85008, 1.800.564.5465.  Individuals with mental health benefits through AHCCCS should call this number, or for a mobile crisis team call 602.222.9444 (24 Hour crisis hotline).

Phoenix Interfaith Counseling, west Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ, 85301, 623.939.6516.  Medication management and psychiatric evaluations.  Parent Information Program is a Court approved course for divorcing couples with children.  Parenting skills classes.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 6376 West Bell Road, Glendale, AZ,85301, 602.486.8202. Individual, couple and family counseling including assistance with practical and environmental problems. Abuse/neglect situations. Children’s mental health. Geriatric services. Volunteer services.

ELDERVENTION, 602.264.4357 Free in-home counseling for undiagnosed individuals 55+.  Assists in the achievement and maintenance of a healthy emotional life.

Campaneros/Arizona Children’s Association, 11327 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ  85374, 623-583-2523

Catholic Center, Bell Road and El Mirage Road, Surprise, AZ, 85374, 623.933.4300

Catholic Services, 14406 North Alto, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623.875.0519. Counseling for individuals, couples and families. Community Service Program; information and referral to local resources including emergency services and financial assistance.  Emergency Assistance provides assistance with utilities, rent, prescriptions, gas and other services.  ELDERVENTION and Early Head Start Programs.  Medical and Dental Counseling, Domestic Violence support and treatment groups.

Interfaith Community Care, 17749 North El Mirage Road, Surprise, AZ 85374, 623.584.4999. Peer counseling, adult day care, dementia specific day care facility, Friendly Visitor Program, Weekly shopping program, business affairs assistance, Senior Care Management, Handyman services, Home Care, and Caregiver’s Support Groups.

Dysart Community Center, 14414 N. El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ85335-2909, 623.583.0016. Literacy, ESL, GED classes.  Teen program, Community Service, Summer Youth Activity, comprehensive Youth Development program.

Rent & Utilities Assistance

  • CAP Avondale, 1007 South Third Street, Avondale, AZ, 85323, 623.478.3060
  • CAP El Mirage, 14010 North El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623.937.0500.
  • CAP/Glendale, 5856 West Glendale Avenue, Suite 103, Glendale, AZ 85301, 623-930.2854.
  • CAP/Peoria, 8335 West Jefferson Street, Peoria, AZ, 85380, 623.979.3911
  • CAP/Tolleson, 9555 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353, 623.936.1402
  • CAP/Wickenburg, 255 North Washington Street, Wickenberg, AZ, 85390, 928.684.7894
  • Our Lady Of Lourdes, St. Vincent DePaul, Helpline 623.544.2507.
  • DES (Department of Economic Security) 9516 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85380, 623.878.074
  • Radiant Church, 15533 West Paradise Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374, 623.975.2662
  • Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1161, Sun City, AZ 85372, 623.977.1084
Food Assistance
  • For Surprise residents, Emergency Food Boxes are supplied by the Westside Food Bank, with referrals made by the City of Surprise Human Services Division, 15832 N. Hollyhock, Surprise, 85374 623.583.4315.  Registration must be made in person.
  • WSFB Citrus Hotline, Ellen, 623-344-2158 Sun Cities/Sun City Grand
  • Meals On Wheels, El Mirage CAP, El Mirage Community Action Program (CAP) 14010 N. El Mirage Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623.937.0500.
  • El Mirage Community Action Program (CAP) 14010 N. El Mirage Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623.937.0500.
  • St Vincent de Paul Dinner Program.  Santa Teresita Church, 14016 N. Verbena Street, El Mirage, AZ, 85335.  Hot meals Monday-Friday 10-11:45. 623.583.8183.
  • Glendale Food Bank, 405 Harrison, Glendale, AZ 85323, 623.932.9135
  • Glendale Food Bank, 5605 North 55th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85323, 623.934.5331

Clothing Assistance

For Surprise residents, St. Vincent de Paul, Surprise Community Initiatives Department, 15832 N. Hollyhock, Surprise, AZ 85374, 623.583.4315.  Clothing is available on Fridays from 9:00-12:00AM.

Wheelchair Assistance

  • Interfaith Community Care, 17749 North El Mirage Road, Surprise, AZ 85374, 623.584.4999.
  • Del Webb Hospital, Social Worker, 623.214.4000

Emergency and Transitional Housing

  • Section 8, Low Income Housing, 623-583-0684, or 623-815-1285, or 602-257-1113 ext.230
  • Catholic Social Service, 14406 North Alto, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623.875.0519

Pregnancy, Parenting and Adoption

  • Catholic Social Service, 14406 North Alto, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623.875.0519

Medical/Dental Assistance

  • Clinica Adelante, 16551 North Dysart, Surprise, AZ 85374, 623.583.3001.

Attorney Referral

  • To find legal assistance, call 602.258.4434 or 602.258.3434

Domestic Violence

  • Eve’s Place, 18789 N. Reems, Bldg 260, Surprise, AZ 85374
  • Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 100 w, Camelback Road, Ste. 109, Phoenix, AZ, 85013, 602.279.2900 or 1.800.782.6400.
  • Catholic Services, 14406 North Alto, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623.875.0519.  HOTLINE is 623.875.HELP.


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