Tucson Mutual Aid Resource Doc

This resource is intended for accessing aid, donating, and volunteering.

For editors: Please keep the format consistent for ease of reading and accessing, and check to make sure that you are not adding repeating resources if possible. Please ensure that the resources we are adding are all accessible to Tucson residents. As much as possible try not to add resources that change frequently (such as store in-stock lists) unless it is a link to another platform that is constantly updating.

Last updated March 27, 2020

TUCSON COMMUNITY COVID-19 MUTUAL AID VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

COVID-19 STATE HOTLINE - Call (844) 542-8201 for up-to-date information about providers, testing, and any other COVID related questions.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Tucson Food Share

Keeling Neighborhood Covid-19 Mutual Aid Resource Group

Pivot Produce - buy/donate local CSA box. Low price/free boxes available.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona 

Nutrition One - Additional Locations for Free Meals (continuously updating)

How to Get Groceries Delivered with SNAP

Felicia’s Farm - Felicia’s Farm relies on community partners to ensure that the homeless and hungry in Tucson have access to the nutritious produce and eggs.

Pascua Yaqui Senior Center - Food boxes, grab-and-go meals, and delivery of meals

Old Pascua

PCOA Home Delivered Meals - For the home-bound, elderly, and disabled.

Welcome Diner Pay What You Can Meals

SCHOOL LUNCHES

Free School Lunches - Overview and Links to most Pima County School District Meal Options

TUSD Grab and Go Mobilized Meals

Arizona Department of Education - Complete list of Arizona schools offering meals

Paulo Freire Food Distribution

#ThisisTucson - Central list of food distro efforts

SENIORS

Mobile Meals - Delivers healthy meals and more to homebound adults in Tucson, Sahuarita, and Green Valley

Interfaith Community Services - Mobile Meals for Seniors

PCOA Home Delivered Meals - For the home-bound, elderly, and disabled.

24/hr Hotline for Seniors to Unable to access Groceries - 602.264.4357 **NOTE: THIS NUMBER IS ONLY VALID FOR MARICOPA COUNTY, I’m leaving it here with this disclaimer because it has been circling around town as a state-wide/Tucson resource.

FOOD INDUSTRY WORKERS

Free Meals for Service Industry Workers Provided By La Cocina!

The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation - Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Exo El Crisol Employee Fund

Congress Bar Employee Fund

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

MUSICIANS & ARTISTS

Musicians Foundation CV19 Emergency Aid Relief Grant

Financial Relief Resources for Artists During Covid-19

Creative Capital - List of Arts Resources During Covid-19 Outbreak

Covid-19 and Freelance Artists Resources

Tucson Musicians Covid19 Relief Fund

Support the Soundral & Scamp Theater Fund

Music USA Solidarity Fund for Living Composers

Grants and Resources for Artists and Nonprofits - The ARTery

LGBTQIA

Intersex Covid-19 Relief Fund - “Assisting intersex people and their immediate families who have been effected by covid-19.”

Equality Arizona - “Resources for LGBT people during the pandemic.”

Gay City News - Knowing Your Rights in the Covid19 Crisis from the Transgender Legal Fund

Queer Care 

HOUSING

Arizona Covid19 Rental Assistance

National Lawyers Guild - Information for Arizona Renters During COVID in English & Spanish

PUBLIC SERVICES

As of March 22, Tucson Water, TEP, Southwest Gas, Cox and Centurylink will not turn off service for nonpayment. Check with your utility providers for up to date information.

Pima County Unemployment Hotline - The Pima County One-Stop Career Center has set up a dislocated worker hotline at 724-5735 to handle the increase in unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DES Services Related to Corona Virus - Unemployment, Cash Assistance, Nutritional Assistance, etc

Community Action Agency Pima County Assistance Programs - provides assistance with paying rent and utilities and can also help with health care needs like prescription medicines, etc

SunTran, “What We’re doing about Corona Virus” - Public transportation in Tucson is currently FREE.

Arizona 211 -  If you need assistance finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.

Arizona Unido - Spanish Resources

CHILDCARE

YMCA Free Childcare for Medical Workers

Childcare & Daycare (AZed.gov) - Covid-19: Guidance to Schools & Families

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence - This list will be updated as more programs let us know they are open and available to families.

YOUTH


Arizona Children’s Association - This shelter is in need of diapers (all sizes) and wipes. They also need non-perishable foods.

Free Corona Virus Guide for Children

Trauma Informed Approach to Teaching Through Corona Virus - Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.

HOMELESSNESS

Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homlessness - Corona Virus and Homlessness Resources

Old Pueblo Community Services - “OPCS continues to serve homeless individuals and families while facing an unprecedented challenge with the outbreak of COVID-19 in our community. We are asking your support with basic, everyday necessity items to meet the needs of our vulnerable clients.”

Sister Jose Women’s Center

Pima County Housing Search


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Emerge! - Center Against Domestic Abuse Covid-19 updates, 24-7 crisis line: (888) 428-0101 or (520) 628-7871

Filing an Order of Protection Form - AZ Point, Arizona Protective Order & Initiation Tool

IMMIGRATION/REFUGEE AID

Kino Border Initiative - Corona Virus Updates

Covid-19 Resources for Undocumented Community

Emergency Response Fund for Refugees Impacted by Covid-19 in Tucson

Tucson Community Rapid Response Team  - Raids, prolonged stops, interaction with ICE or Border Patrol

JUSTICE

Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Pima County Justice Courts

Tucson Rapid Response Team - Witness and community pressure to assure your rights are protected.

Arizona Corrections Department

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund

Beyond Prisons Short Guide for How to Support Prisoners During the Covid19 Crisis

MEDICAL

Tucson Medic Initiative - Covid-19 Mutual Aid Fund. Tucson Medic Initiative is a self-organizing volunteer group forming in response to the growing COVID19 outbreak in Pima County. We are immediately seeking donations to cover costs for basic medic outreach.”    email tuc.meds@gmail.com

TMC Now - 24/7 Access to Physicians who are Licensed to Practice in Arizona through phone, video or mobile app visits.

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network

Red Cross Blood - SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGES, DONORS URGENTLY NEEDED

MENTAL HEALTH

HOPE Warmline - The Warm Line is a confidential, non-emergency phone line for any resident of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties who needs to talk

RECOVERY

Substance use disorder and other compulsive behaviors.

Tucson AA - Look for the zoom meetings.

LA AA Zoom Meeting Directory - List of recovery meetings including 12-Step groups, moderation management, and other meetings out of Los Angeles, Ca.

Overeaters Anonymous - Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

Smart Recovery - Self Management and Recovery Training, Online Community

Women for Sobriety - Women for Sobriety, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women discover a happy New Life in recovery from Substance Use Disorders.

Refuge Recovery - Online Meeting Schedule

IMMEDIATE JOB OPENINGS

Arizona @ Work - PDF continuously updated

ANIMAL WELFARE

PACC - Emergency Foster Pledge

Friends of PACC - donate

Silver Sea’s Pet Food Pantry for Those in Need - If you're having a hard time affording pet food and needs during the coronavirus shut down, come see Lizzie Mead, owner of the Silver Sea on Fourth Avenue.

OTHER TUCSON COMMUNITY RESOURCING

 

Gloo Factory - “We are offering free black and white copies, as well as design layout help for any community care projects. You can either DM me here or write to info@thegloofactory.com. We can deliver.

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Try these additional resources.

Practicing Futures, Practicing Justice Resource Guide - Great comprehensive resource for Tucson, Arizona.

ArizonaTogether.org  - General resource list specific to AZ

Arizona AFL-CIO Covid-19 Resource Guide - Information on things like applying for unemployment benefits, food access for Seniors and School-Aged Children, Union-Member discounts and assistance programs, and County Specific assistance

Tucson Connect - Economic Opportunity in the City of Tucson

UNIONS

COVID-19 Information for Non-Union Workers

NATIONAL

Corona Virus Resource Kit

Covid19 Help Squad - Give Help/Get Help

These Organizations are Helping People Get Food and Medical Help During the Corona Virus

The Histories and Principals of Mutual Aid - Webinar Recording, The Highlander Center

ASL Messages on Corona Virus - from the Center of Disease Control

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief 

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