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Housing & Crisis Resources

For emergencies, always call 911.

Are you concerned about someone’s mental health or substance use, including your own?

Call a Crisis Hotline

HopeLine Suicide Hotline
Phone: 1-800-SUICIDE

La Frontera Arizona – Empact : Suicide Prevention Center
Crisis Hotline: (480) 784-1500 or (800) 273-8255
Main Line: (480) 784-1514
Website: https://lafronteraaz-empact.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Dial 988 or 1-800-273-TALK 
Website: https://988lifeline.org

Crisis Hotlines by County

Call 1-800-662-HELP which offers 24-hour free and confidential information (in English and Spanish) on substance use disorder issues and referral to treatment.

Maricopa
1-800-631-1314 and 602-222-9444

Pima
1-800-796-6762 or 520-622-6000

Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities
1-800-259-3449

Yuma, LaPaz, Pinal, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise and Santa Cruz
1-866-495-6735

Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Navajo and Yavapai
1-877-756-4090

AZ Department of Public Safety - SILVER ALERT

If you know someone is missing, call 911 immediately to report.

A Silver Alert is activated when a person with specific cognitive or developmental disabilities of any age, as defined by statute, or a person the age of 65 or older goes missing. 

The purpose of the Silver Alert program is to establish a notification system that provides immediate information to the public through issuing and coordinating alerts using various resources following a subject “gone missing” when specific criteria has been met. 

The goal of the Silver Alert is to locate the missing person, when Silver Alert criteria is met, through efficient information dissemination and communication that results in safe and expedient recovery.

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify us if any information needs to be updated.

Useful Links

Emergency behavior health services in Maricopa County – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 1-800-564-5465 (toll-free)
Emergency Housing Services in Maricopa County – If either individual qualifies for services from AZ Dept. of Developmental Disabilities call their DDD Support Coordinator.
Autism Society: Social Narrative – Dealing with Feelings of Anxiety and Depression

Local Organizations

2-1-1 Arizona
An Arizona Information and Referral Service operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week and every day of the year. Live-operator service is available at all times in English and Spanish and assistance is available in other languages via real-time interpreter services.

2-1-1 Arizona operators will help individuals and families find resources that are available to them locally, throughout the state, and provide connections to critical services that can improve – and save – lives, including: Supplemental Food and Nutrition Programs, Shelter and Housing Options, Utilities Assistance, Emergency Information and Disaster Relief, Employment and Education Opportunities, Services for Veterans, Healthcare, vaccination and health epidemic information, Addiction Prevention and Rehabilitation Programs, Re-entry help for ex-offenders, Support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs and a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic violence

Website:
https://211arizona.org

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rental Assistance
Arizona Rental Assistance alleviates housing instability for eligible low income seniors and families with children. Eligible households may receive a lump-sum benefit payment equal to three (3) times the household’s monthly rent, not to exceed $10,500. Program benefits may be used to cover rental arrears, future rent, and rent late fees and penalties. To be eligible, a household must meet income, needs, and household makeup guidelines
Website: click here

Central Arizona Shelter Services
CASS is the largest and longest serving homeless emergency shelter provider in Arizona. Both our adult and family shelters operate at full capacity 24/7, 365 days of the year. Serving the entire Phoenix metropolitan area, CASS is a regional solution to homelessness, working to fill service gaps and help thousands of people transform their lives, get a roof over their head, a job, and a chance at a new life.
Website: https://www.cassaz.org

City of Phoenix Housing Department
City of Phoenix Housing Department programs provide public housing, Section 8 housing vouchers, affordable rental apartments and single-family homes to more than 35,000 area residents.  This includes partnering with non-profit and for-profit community organizations on the preservation and development of affordable housing units.
Website: https://www.phoenix.gov/housing

Community Action Program in Arizona
The Community Services Division works closely with local governments and community-based partners to help provide essential utility and rental assistance. 

Find your local CAP office by clicking here.

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
Our mission is to provide emergency shelter and social services to help families move from homelessness to employment, permanent housing, and self-sufficiency. Quite simply, we rescue families with children (and their pets) from homelessness. We give them the resources, time, and love to stabilize and move toward self-sufficiency.
Website: https://familypromiseaz.org

A New Leaf
A New Leaf’s homeless shelters are a critical resource for those experiencing the housing crisis that is devastating our community. These shelters provide everything, including safety, basic needs, and comprehensive services that support vulnerable families and individuals in Arizona.
Website: https://www.turnanewleaf.org/services/housing-and-shelter

Recovery Empowerment Network
Recovery Empowerment Network is here to provide a path to wellness through the support of someone who has been where you are, and services to help guide you through the healthcare system. 

At REN, we walk hand in hand with you on your wellness journey. Together, we teach individuals new skills and how to apply the tools they already have with support to help you move towards your recovery goals. We know that every journey is different, REN staff will meet you where you’re at on your road to recovery. 
Website: https://renaz.org

 

Save the Family 
A leading provider of housing, case management and supportive services to more than 650 homeless and impoverished families annually throughout Maricopa County. We work to equip families to overcome underlying issues that lead to homelessness – ensuring stable homes, safe children and strong families because of our efforts. 
Website: https://savethefamily.org

UMOM New Day Centers
UMOM is an innovative provider of shelter, housing and services for people experiencing homelessness. Every night we provide safe shelter and supportive services for nearly 700 individuals experiencing homelessness – 155 families and 130 single women. We also offer over 550 units of affordable housing across the Valley.
Website: https://umom.org

National Organizations

American Association of Suicidology
To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. In conjunction with the AAS Autism and Suicide Committee, this website contains resources, research, and information on how to communicate and support Autistic people in crisis.
Phone: 888-9 PREVENT
Website: www.suicidology.org

Bikers Against Child Abuse – BACA
Creating a safer environment for children. BACA stands ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization that works with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children.
Phone: (602) 380-2611 or 1-877-235-7268
Website: www.BACAworld.org

Drug Rehab Centers in the United States
Committed to helping individuals and their families across the United States find a drug rehab center to help them overcome addiction and prevent substance use. 
Phone: 1-800-304-2219
Website: www.addicted.org

Click the link below to learn about:
Four reasons why substance use prevention is suicide prevention

Live Another Day
An organization featuring culturally competent resources for people of color and a list of top-rated rehab centers in Arizona.
Phone: 1-866-720-1044  *This is a 24/7 helpline
Website: www.liveanotherday.org

To Write Love On Her Arms
Dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Phone: (321) 499-3901
Website: https://twloha.com