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


  • Arizona Nutrition Assistance (NA) Program  – Provides monthly food stamp benefits to low-income families and vulnerable adults, (+++)  Call: 855-432-7587
  • Arizona Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)  – Provides emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost to homeless people, low-income senior citizens, families, and individualsCall: 855-432-7587
  • Arizona Cash Assistance Program ⇑ – Offers cash as temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) and serves as their bridge back to self-sufficiencyCall: 855-432-7587
  • Arizona KidsCare ⇑ – Arizona Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children and teens through age 18, Call: 855-432-7587
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development (HSD)  – Helping uninsured in Arizona access high-quality primary health and dental care providers, Call: 602-542-1219
  • Arizona Retiree Health Insurance Premium Benefits Program  – Provides a health insurance premium benefit to supplement the cost of retiree health insurance, Call: 800-621-3778
  • Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-252-5942
  • Arizona National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program ⇑ – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call:  800-352-4558
  • Arizona Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 602-542-8700
  • Arizona Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call: 602-542-8700
  • Arizona Head Start and Early Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 602-338-0449
  • Arizona Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Helps low-income Arizona households pay their heating/cooling billsCall: 602-542-4446
  • Arizona Weatherization Program ⇑ – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 602-771-1148 
  • Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)   – A food distribution program that provides a once-a-month box of foods to participants, Call: 800-252-5942
  • Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Program ⇑ – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: 602-771-1000
  • Arizona Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income families and individuals., Call: 602-771-1000