Community Services, Programs & Resources

A Quick Call for Help! Dial 211
For Statewide free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more or visit

Another option is

On-line Resource Guides
There are many agencies that offer programs and services within Apache Junction and throughout Arizona. Check out these websites for information and directories for assistance.
Local Resources
The Center
The Center offers a local one-stop shop for assistance with all federal and state programs. They can help you navigate the system and figure out what programs are best for you. Check them out.

Project Homeless Connect is a service offered throughout the valley. Visit the Valley of the Sun United Way for event information

Central Christian Church in Mesa also offers assistance to the homeless. This program offers food, clothing, personal care items, haircuts, showers, medical care, employment services, DES, Social Security and Veteran benefit services all in one location. For additional information visit the Central Christian Church website. 

Resources for homeless veterans can be found at

Food Pantries
Apache Junction Reach Out Food Bank
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ph: (480) 983-2995

St George Roman Catholic Church
Tuesday – Thursday
Ph: (480) 982-2929 

Salvation Army
(480) 982-4110

St. Vincent de Paul Church
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday - Thursday

Central Christian Church
933 North Lindsey in Mesa
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
First and Third Saturday of each month
Dominion Christian Center
6134 E. Main Street, Suite 8 in Mesa 
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

The Center
2066 W. Apache Trail
9:00 a.m. 
4th Wednesday of each month

Specialized Services

HOPE Women’s Center
Women in crisis and pregnant women
Ph: (480) 983-4673

Senior Help Line
Ph: (888) 264-2258
24 hours a day

CAAFA (Community Alliance Against Family Abuse)
Domestic Violence Crisis Line
Ph: (480) 982-0196
Ph: (877) 982-0196

Apache Junction Police Department
Victim Services
Ph: (480) 982-8260

If you are in need of a bed for your child or a kitchen table, there is a resource available. Bridging AZ Furniture Bank is a non-profit that assists persons in need with essential household items. Contact them at (480) 833-3997 to see how they can help you.

See if you may qualify for benefits like food stamps, Section 8, AHCCCS and other programs by prescreening yourself online at Arizona Self Help. If you think you may qualify for any of these programs and more, visit the Department of Economic Security for an on-line application.

Emergency Utility and Rent Assistance

If you are facing shut off of a necessary utility, are unable to pay your utility bill or rent, there may be some help. Local non-profits are available to assist you with this service if funding is available and if you meet their eligibility criteria. For help contact:

  1. The Salvation Army - Ph: (480) 982-4110
  2. CAHRA - Ph: (877) 472-2472    
  3. St. Vincent de Paul 

Additional Statewide Resources