Community Resources

The Community Resource Unit's main goal coincides with the Apache Junction Police Department's community policing philosophy. This goal is to coordinate a partnership between the residents of Apache Junction and the Police Department. For more information contact Rayna Steffen, Public Information Officer by email or by phone at (480) 474-5442.

Link to other local resources:

Find resources for Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Housing Assistance, Homeless Shelter, I-Help, & Food below:

Mental Health Crisis

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Hotline for Pinal County: 1-866-495-6735

Crisis Hotline for Maricopa County: 1-800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444

Mind 24/7: 844-646-3247 

Mental health care is around the clock for both adults and juveniles. 

Domestic Violence/Housing Assistance/Homeless Shelter

24-hour My Sisters’ Place Hotline 480-821-1024

Pathways Domestic Violence Counseling 602-819-0082

Pathways Victim Advocacy Services 602-819-0082

24-hour Local Shelter Hotline 602-263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence 602-279-2900 or 1-800-782-6400

National Hotline 1-800-799-7233

A New Leaf's 24-hour Crisis Line 480-890-3039

The Family Housing HUB 602-595-8700

The Family Housing Hub normally sees families seeking assistance in person. However, currently, the Hub is conducting intake by phone in order to protect the health and safety of families and Hub staff.

East Valley Men's Center 480-610-6722

Hours M-F screening from 9:30am-12pm and 1pm-3:30pm

AZ DES Homeless Services & Rapid Rehousing 602-542-6638 

The DES State Homeless Coordination Office collaborates with community homeless providers statewide to provide: rapid rehousing, temporary emergency shelter, homeless prevention, and outreach services

Emergency Housing, Case management, Telehealth counseling and more

Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline 480-890-3039 or 1-844-SAFEDVS

Staff refers callers to the appropriate intervention with safety as the number one priority.

12 Acre Retreat Shelter 602-272-3662

Halle Women's Center 602-362-5833
Temporary housing for single women. Best time to call is 6:00 a.m. Monday - Friday for openings

House of Refuge 480-988-9242 

Transitional housing program. House of Refuge does not offer emergency (immediate) shelter.

 Maggie's Place 602-262-5555
 Programs and services for pregnant and parenting women and their children – shelter, job readiness, parenting, child development. 

A New Leaf
To access Centralized Services, call 877-211-8661 for emergency placement at a shelter.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838
Available 24/7 to connect service members, veterans, and family members who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to local resources.  

Ozanam Manor (St. Vincent de Paul)
 Bridge to permanent housing for homeless men and women age 50 and above, along with physically or mentally disabled adults age 18 and above.

Phoenix Rescue Mission - Have a men's and women's campus

Transforming Lives Center (Men's campus) 602-346-3390

Open 7 days a week, can go there, if full they have overfill or waitlist

  • Do intake 7 days a week from 3 pm-6 pm

Changing Lives Center (Women's and Children's campus) 602-688-6219

  • Screen 830am-4 pm
  • Women and Women with children under 12 years old
  • Must be domestic violence or willing to participate in a drug/alcohol program

Save the Family 480-898-0228

Housing and services for homeless families, including parenting skills, personal development classes, support for victims of domestic violence, dental, vision, and legal services, tutoring, after-school classes, and camps and activities for youth.

I-Help Centers

If you are age 18 and older and in need of I-HELP emergency shelter services, call and leave a message on the I-HELP hotline at 480-722-8922 extension 5000 and your call will be returned by staff. 

Southwest Valley Information and Intake:
Care 1st Avondale Resource Center 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale, AZ 85323

Mon-Fri, 9 am - 12 pm - 623-333-2703
Men and women welcome

Mesa: Women only have to be at 424 W. Broadway Mesa by 3pm (Paz de Cristo)

Tempe: Will take Men and Women 2424 S. Mill Avenue (Church of Christ) have to be there by 3pm

Chandler Picks up every SUNDAY, MONDAY, and TUESDAY at the Chandler Christian Community Center (345 S. California St) in Chandler. Each night a different area church hosts the guest. Men and Women are welcome NO CHILDREN. Please arrive BEFORE 4pm. A meal and a place to sleep are provided.

Desert Mission Inc.-Marley House Family Resource Center 602-331-5817

Jewish Family & Children's Services (main #) 602-279-7655

LDS Family Services 480-968-2995

Native American Community Health Center 602-279-5262

Native American Connections, Inc 602-254-3247

Phoenix Indian Center (career counseling and life skills) 602-264-6768

Phoenix Indian Medical Center (counseling and psychiatric) 602-263-1200


Superstition Community Food Bank 480-983-2995

- open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2 pm-4 pm (closed all state & federal holidays)

Angel Food Ministries (low-cost food co-op)

Association for Arizona Food Banks 602-528-3434

Bountiful Baskets (low-cost produce co-op)

Catholic Charities 602-285-1999

Desert Mission Food Bank 602-870-6062

East Mesa Baptist Church Food Bank 480-986-9827

Foothills Food Bank 480-488-1145

Paz de Cristo (Mesa) 480-464-2370

• Serves dinner daily at 5:45 p.m.; food bank every 2nd Tues. 11-2 and 4th Sat.

Salvation Army 602-267-4100

St. Mary's Food Bank (main number) 602-352-3640

Westside Location (Surprise) 602-242-3663

Phoenix (43rd Ave.) 602-242-3663

Glendale 603-242-3663


Programs & Services