Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona State.

Arizona Assistance Programs and Services


  • 1. Arizona Nutrition Assistance (NA) Program  – Provides monthly food stamp benefits to low-income families and vulnerable adults. Arizona beneficiaries can use EBT cards to access food assistance benefits at Arizona-authorized grocery stores (+++). Call: 855-432-7587
  • 2. Arizona Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)  – Provides emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost to homeless people, low-income senior citizens, families, and individuals. Call: 855-432-7587
  • 3. Arizona Cash Assistance Program ⇑ – Offers cash as temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) and serves as their bridge back to self-sufficiency. Call855-432-7587
  • 4. Arizona KidsCare ⇑ – Arizona Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children and teens through age 18. Call: 855-432-7587
  • 5. Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) – Arizona’s Medicaid  – A health care program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Arizona residents. Call: 855-432-7587
  • 6. Arizona State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)  – A free health benefits counseling service for Arizona Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. Call: 800-432-4040
  • 7. Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development (HSD)  – Helping uninsured in Arizona access high-quality primary health and dental care providers. Call: 602-542-1219
  • 8. Arizona Retiree Health Insurance Premium Benefits Program  – Provides a health insurance premium benefit to supplement the cost of retiree health insurance. Call800-621-3778
  • 9. Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals. Call: 800-252-5942
  • 10. Arizona National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program ⇑ – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children. Call 800-352-4558
  • 11. Arizona Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps. Call602-542-8700
  • 12. Arizona Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months. Call602-542-8700
  • 13. Arizona Head Start and Early Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their families. Call: 602-338-0449
  • 14. Arizona Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Helps low-income Arizona households pay their heating/cooling bills. Call602-542-4446
  • 15. Arizona Weatherization Program ⇑ – Assists households in reducing energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Call602-771-1148 
  • 16. Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)   – A food distribution program that provides participants with a once-a-month box of food. Call: 800-252-5942
  • 17. Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Program ⇑ – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords. Call: 602-771-1000
  • 18. Arizona Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income families and individuals. Call: 602-771-1000
Updated: April 11, 2024 by HAFH