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Community Information and Referrals

Community Information and Referrals

Here are some of the different agencies that might be able to assist you with your needs.  I have tried to list agencies whose services are primarily available in the west valley area.  If there is anything that I did not address, please contact me and I will see how I can help.

  • General Assistance
    • If you are unsure of where to start, Community Information and Referral is a directory that provides information on social services throughout the Phoenix area.  
    • Below is their phone number and website.  If you find the website difficult to negotiate then try calling. 
    • http://www.cirs.org/ 
    • 602-263-8856
  • Utilities/Bills
    • Avondale Community Action Program
      • If funds are available, they are able to provide monies for utilities and transportation as well as transportation and resources for homelessness.
      • They are located in downtown Avondale area at:
      • 1007 S. 3rd Street                                          
      • 623.478.3060
    • APS Energy Support Program
      • APS can provide low income discounts on your power bill.  This could possibly lower your power bill by 40%.  Just fill out an application to see if you qualify. 
      • For more information call APS at 602.371.7171
  • Counseling
    • Magellan Health Services
      • Magellan provides mental health counseling services to families who have AHCCCS insurance or KidsCare.
      • They have locations in the west valley for your convenience.
      • Magellan Member Services 800.564.5465
    • Family Involvement Center
      • This is a parent-run organization with the goal to assist families to ensure that children and youth with mental health needs succeed in school, live with their families, avoid delinquency, and become stable productive adults.
      • They provide some counseling but primarily parent support groups as well as connecting you with other parents who have similar experiences.
      • 1430 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 110; Phoenix
      • 602.288.0155
      • www.familyinvolvementcenter.org
    • Nuestra Familia
      • They provide counseling on a sliding scale based on your income. 
      • 9401 W. Garfield, Tolleson, AZ
      • 623.936.3980
    • Jewish Family Services
      • services provided regardless of religious preference.
      • West Valley location- 623.849.9065
    • Catholic Social Service
      • services also provide regardless of religious preference.
      • located at Thunderbird & El Mirage
      • 623.875.0519
  • Food
    • Agua Fria Food Bank
      • 405 E. Harrison Dr., Avondale, AZ
      • 623.932.9135
  • Insurance/Medical
    • To apply for Kids Care or AHCCCS, the state health care system go to http://www.ahcccs.state.az.us/site/ Click on how to apply and it will take you to directions, contact numbers, and applications.