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
COVID-19 STATE HOTLINE - Call (844) 542-8201 for up-to-date information about providers, testing, and any other COVID related questions.
Keeling Neighborhood Covid-19 Mutual Aid Resource Group- click the link to donate to the gofundme, call or text the hotline at 520-261-3817 if you live in the Keeling neighborhood and would like a box of non-perishables. Deliveries are every Wednesday.
Pivot Produce - buy/donate local CSA box. Low price/free boxes available.
Nutrition One - Additional Locations for Free Meals (continuously updating)
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
PCOA Home Delivered Meals - For the home-bound, elderly, and disabled.
Free School Lunches - Overview and Links to most Pima County School District Meal Options
Arizona Department of Education - Complete list of Arizona schools offering meals
#ThisisTucson - Central list of food distro efforts
Tucson JCC: Offering free grab&go lunches for Kids M-F, 11:30am-1:30pm 4/20 to 6/20 3800 E River Rd
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
The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation - Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund
MUSICIANS & ARTISTS
Creative Capital - List of Arts Resources During Covid-19 Outbreak
Music USA Solidarity Fund for Living Composers
Grants and Resources for Artists and Nonprofits - The ARTery
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
COVID Support Resource List - additional relief funds and resources, centralizing QTPOc, BIPOc, and LGBTQI
National Lawyers Guild - Information for Arizona Renters During COVID in English & Spanish
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 & 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.
Arizona Children’s Association - This shelter is in need of diapers (all sizes) and wipes. They also need non-perishable foods.
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.
Counseling at JFCS - Jewish Family and Children’s Services (all ages welcome/don’t have to be Jewish) is STILL open & taking new clients, doing Telehealth & phone therapy. Trauma-informed counseling/therapy. Takes all AHCCCS plans. Spanish-speaking and LGBTQIA* friendly therapists available.
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.”
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
Kino Border Initiative - Corona Virus Updates
Tucson Community Rapid Response Team - Raids, prolonged stops, interaction with ICE or Border Patrol
Tucson Rapid Response Team - Witness and community pressure to assure your rights are protected.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TMC Now - 24/7 Access to Physicians who are Licensed to Practice in Arizona through phone, video or mobile app visits.
Red Cross Blood - SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGES, DONORS URGENTLY NEEDED
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
Counseling at JFCS - Jewish Family and Children’s Services (all ages welcome/don’t have to be Jewish) is STILL open & taking new clients, doing Telehealth & phone therapy. Trauma-informed counseling/therapy. Takes all AHCCCS plans. Child-development focused, spanish-speaking and LGBTQIA* friendly therapists available.
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
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 email@example.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
Covid19 Help Squad - Give Help/Get Help
The Histories and Principals of Mutual Aid - Webinar Recording, The Highlander Center
ASL Messages on Corona Virus - from the Center of Disease Control
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