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Crisis, Safety & Housing 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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Dial 988 or 1-800-273-TALK

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.

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

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

Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities

Yuma, LaPaz, Pinal, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise and Santa Cruz

Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Navajo and Yavapai

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

AZ 211:  Directory of public services
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.

Local Organizations

Arizona Developmental Disability Safety Coalition
Formed in 2017 as a collaboration between the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, and local law enforcement agencies in order to bring together professionals who are united by the desire to promote safe interactions between individuals with I/DD and first responders. The Coalition members include representatives from state policy and advocacy organizations, practitioners, university faculty, and law enforcement.

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.

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.

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.

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. 


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.

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

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

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

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

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