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Crisis and Emergency

Call the 24/7 hotline to get answers about poisoning. The phones are answered by pharmacists with special national certification as Poison Information Specialists, 1-800-222-1222.

Crisis Response Network of Southern Arizona offers a 24-hour crisis line staffed with professional crisis interventionists and can provides help in multiple languages. In addition, the crisis network offers warm line, mobile teams, crisis transport services, and petitions for court-ordered evaluations and treatment, (800) 796-6762; TTY (520) 284-3500.

Disease-Specific Organizations

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

Divorce

Divorce Recovery is an ongoing support group which offers support and education for those experiencing separation or divorce, (520) 323-3952.

Emergency Housing

Salvation Army (520-294-5224) provides resources for emergency housing.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Basic Needs Tucson Programs (520-628-7837) provides shelter and food assistance.

Fatigue Management

Financial

It can be tough to get the help your family needs. Arizona Self Help is a free and easy way to find out if your family can get help from 40 different health and human services programs.

Don't Borrow Trouble! (520-792-3087) is an unbiased, Freddie Mac and community-sponsored, non-profit agency that knows the programs, products and people throughout Tucson. These resources can help you understand your financial decisions when it comes to homeownership and payday lending practices. Classes and workshops on homebuys and foreclosure prevention are regularly offered.

Money Management International offers debt repayment assistance. Repayment plans to creditors including military allotments. Free educational classes to public about money management, budgeting, wise use of credit, budget counseling, consumer advice, and guidance. In Tucson, 5515 E. Grant Rd. Ste. 211 and 4732 N. Oracle Ste. 217. 1-866-889-9347 (all locations).

The Tucson Urban League Case Management Emergency Assistance Services Program (520-791-9522) provides financial assistance to low income families and individuals in crisis situations within Pima County. 
“Students and employees can come to the pantry on distribution days and get the food they need for free, when presenting a CatCard.  Distribution days were not listed for current semester.”
 

Tucson Indian Center (520-884-7131) provides emergency, one-time financial assistance for past due rent, move-in costs, or mortgage payments to prevent homelessness, and utility payment assistance to avoid shut off

Gardening

The Community Gardens of Tucson is resource for gardening information and opportunities to join a community garden, located throughout Tucson.

Lactation

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine offers resources as a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to breastfeeding practices.

The mission of the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition is to increase rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration. Resources available.

The State of Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) provides resources in support of breastfeeding and Steps to Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace.  This resources also including a 24-hour breastfeeding hotline: 1-800-833-4642.

La Leche League provides information and resources to mothers who want to breastfeed their babies.

Office on Women's Health offers suggestions on successfully breastfeeding, breastfeeding at work, tips for setting up an effective routine and expressing milk and information about insurance coverage for breast pumps.

The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 50 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.

United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Break Time for Nursing Mothers provides an overview, general guidance, news, and resources on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Affordable Care Act") amended section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").

LGBTQ

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance program of Wingspan that provides local and statewide information, referral and resources for the transgender and transsexual community.

Wingspan is a local LGBT community center that provides support and resources for LGBT community, including the Wingspan Anti-Violence Project Crisis Line: (520) 624-0348, toll free: 1-800-553-9387.

Mortgage Foreclosure or Eviction

Chicanos por La Causa (520-882-0018) provides counseling and emergency rent and mortgage assistance to qualified residents to prevent homelessness due to eviction or foreclosure.

Don't Borrow Trouble! (520-792-3087) is an unbiased, Freddie Mac and community-sponsored, non-profit agency that knows the programs, products and people throughout Tucson. These resources can help you understand your financial decisions when it comes to homeownership and payday lending practices. Classes and workshops on homebuys and foreclosure prevention are regularly offered.

FHR Counselors are well-trained, trusted professionals who provide advice, guidance and coaching to individuals and households in order to assist them in reaching their housing goal whether they are to purchase a home, rent a housing unit or avoid foreclosure.  Counselors empower clients to make more informed decisions, not only on their home purchase but also future financial decisions involving homeownership. 

Hope Now (800-995-4673) is an alliance between HUD-approved counseling agents, services, investors and other mortgage market participants that provides free foreclosure prevention assistance.

Old Pueblo Housing Development offers many positive solutions to struggling homebuyers and homeowners.  The mission of Old Pueblo Housing Development (OPHD) is to help first-time homebuyers and current homeowners, ONE STEP AT A TIME.

Primavera Foundation (520-622-8900) provides services for people facing eviction or foreclosure, including case management, rent, mortgage, and move-in assistance.

Southern Arizona Legal Aid (520-623-9465; 800-348-6789) provides legal assistance and representation for people with low incomes in certain civil matters, including foreclosure and landlord/tenant disputes.

The Arizona Department of Housing (1-877-448-1211) provides free counseling to individuals and families who are behind on their mortgage payments or are facing foreclosure.

Tucson Indian Center (520-884-7131) provides emergency, one-time financial assistance for past due rent, move-in costs, or mortgage payments to prevent homelessness, and utility payment assistance to avoid shut off.

Tucson Urban League (520-791-9522) provides mortgage delinquency and default counseling.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides many resources includign a list of all  Arizona state government housing resources.

Preparedness

Description Needed

Ready is the federal government's general preparedness web site. Multilingual and very broad. Ready is "designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters."
 

Referral Services

Access to current and local information on support groups happening in Arizona. Search by type of group and location.

Resiliency

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson's book, Positivity, and free online tools can help you improve your "positivity ratio", your health and your resiliency.

Retirement

STATEWIDE RESOURCES

Wildfire's People's Information Guide has information on a variety of no-cost/low-cost programs and services available to lower-income individuals or families.

UA Campus Connections

UA Life & Work Connections Employee Wellness is an active member of the Healthiest Campus Coalition. The University of Arizona Healthiest Campus Coalition connects the University of Arizona community with health and wellness opportunities that support all aspects of well-being. The Healthiest Campus Coalition actively recruits UA organizations, departments, and wellness-related programs to become partners in order to extend support to all UA campus constituents: students, faculty, employees, retirees and alumni.
 

UA Health Insurance

Aetna: 1-866-217-195; Policy # 476687 

**IMPORTANT** Counseling is covered by your UA health benefit. Remember to use your Employee ID number (not SSN) when contacting medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account carriers through your health benefit.

Ameriben/Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ: 1-866-955-155; Policy # 1009013 

**IMPORTANT** Counseling is covered by your UA health benefit. Remember to use your Employee ID number (not SSN) when contacting medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account carriers through your health benefit.

CIGNA: 1-800-968-7366; Policy # 3331993 

**IMPORTANT** Counseling is covered by your UA health benefit. Remember to use your Employee ID number (not SSN) when contacting medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account carriers through your health benefit.

MedImpact (Pharmacy): 1-866-648-6769

**IMPORTANT** Counseling is covered by your UA health benefit. Remember to use your Employee ID number (not SSN) when contacting medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account carriers through your health benefit.

Have more questions about the Medimpact Pharmacy program, find out more on the ADOA Benefits site.

United Healthcare: 1-800-896-1067; Policy # 705963 

**IMPORTANT** Counseling is covered by your UA health benefit. Remember to use your Employee ID number (not SSN) when contacting medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account carriers through your health benefit.

Walgreens Health Initiatives (Pharmacy - mail order/speciality only): 1-866-722-2141; Policy # 0002 Active

**IMPORTANT** Counseling is covered by your UA health benefit. Remember to use your Employee ID number (not SSN) when contacting medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account carriers through your health benefit.

Veterans

National service organization dedicated to aiding veterans.

Resources for Female veterans. Offers support through retreats and conferences. Site provides a blog to share experiences.

Lists calendar of events happening in Arizona. Includes information on the following programs: Homeless Veterans Affairs, Troops to Teachers, Military Family Relief Fund, and Military Women’s Conference. Veteran benefit counselors provide information on benefit services to veterans and their families free of charge. In Tucson call 520-207-4960.

Provides faith-based resources and support for the returning veteran, active military, or family of the deployed.Group meets every 1st and 3rd Friday at Calvary Chapel 8711 E. Speedway in Tucson at 7 p.m. For more information email: calvarymilitaryfellowship@gmail.com.

Provides education and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Also provides links to national retreat opportunities.

Offers resources for veterans struggling with traumatic brain injury.

The primary objective of the Veterans Program is to develop and support programs that increase opportunities for veterans to obtain employment and job training in Arizona. Eligible veterans are entitled to receive priority services in job referrals and training by DES staff, as well as other employment-related services.

Therapies for PTSD, depression and sleep disorders: In conjunction with the VA of Southern Arizona, have co-sponsored a study to offer a non-medication-based therapy to reduce insomnia for those exposed to traumatic events.

A part of Disability Resource Center, this porgram helps create an inclusive campus environment for all disabled veterans and helps to arrange workplace accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Resources include healing touch for student veterans suffering from PTSD or anxiety symptoms.

Help family members and veterans organize their transition to civilian life. Also includes help with their resume and keeping in contact with friends and love-ones via chat groups.

Retreat center in Payson, AZ provides help for veterans dealing with PTSD

Information about all aspects of military life, from parenting to budgeting. Consults are available via phone, on line or face to face counseling with a local counseling provider.

Information about mental health issues for veterans, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Provides case management and counseling, substance abuse treatment, and transitional housing for veterans. OPCS also has a housing development department to assist veterans and their families in home ownership. Project Action may help veterans who are behind in rent payments.

Offers resources for the families of deployed veterans. Provides links to local chapter events and services.

Provides job search assistance, job training and help with resume writing. Website lists classes offered and has a calendar for upcoming job fairs. Contact 520-243-6700 for more information.

Provides employment assistance to homeless veterans; including job leads, bus passes and work clothing.Contact 520-882-9668.

Local Veterans Administration provides a wide range of benefit options, including medical, dental, pharmacological and mental health services.William Patterson is the OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocate and can be reached at 520-792-1450 ext. 6261, or 520-269-1684.

Local center for readjustment to civilian life offers services that include bereavement counseling and PTSD screenings.Tucson office located at:
3055 N. First Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-882-0333 or 877-927-8387

The United States Department of Labor listings of national employment opportunities. Includes dates for national and local job fairs and trainings. Also provides information on the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for those Veterans newly returning from service.

A support center for veteran students on campus. Resources include: on-campus study center, social groups and activities, academic courses, disability resources and advocacy, and Supportive Education for the Returning Veterans (SERV) classes for incoming veteran students. Call 520-626-8380 for more information.

The University of Arizona's Office of the Registrar demonstrates how to access the Montgomery GI Bill educational benefits.

The National Military and Veteran Job Network website lists current job openings around the country for veterans.
 

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, referred as the Chapter 31 program, assists with skills assessment, job training, counseling and other service to help veterans with service-related disabilities find job opportunities.In Tucson, contact 520-670-6168.