Community Services, Programs & Resources

Apache Junction Homeless Coalition

The mission of the coalition is to create a collaborative network of quality resources and services to assist the homeless and at risk residents of Apache Junction. The coalition is the guiding force behind the Strategic Plan on Homelessness and the Apache Junction Community Resource Center. 

Apache Junction Community Resource Center

Located at 564 North Idaho Road, Suite 11, the Community Resource Center brings together social service agencies to provide on-site information, resources, and referrals. The schedule can be found on the center's Facebook page

Empowerment Systems also has a resource center located at 2065 West Apache Trail, Suite 116

Resources specific to Apache Junction can be found here.  

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

This handy one page street sheet is available for a quick look at resources. 

Hydration and Heat Relief

Click here to view a map of water stations, heat respite, and donation sites. 
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

  • United Way of Pinal County (520) 836-0736 (bike and ID programs)
  • The Center at Empowerment Systems (480) 367-6937 (food, resources)
  • Apache Junction Veterans Center at 462 North Palo Verde
  • Resources for homeless veterans 
  • Community Bridges and other resources for the homeless, substance abuse, and those with mental illness
  • National Community Health Partners and Housing for Heroes (520) 876-0699 
  • HOPE Women's Center (480) 983-4673
  • CAAFA (Community Alliance Against Family Abuse) (480) 982-0205
  • Boys and Girls Club (480) 982-6381
  • Project Help (480) 288-2955 (AJUSD kids only)
  • Horizon Health and Wellness (480) 983-0065
  • SunLife Family Health Center (480) 351-2850
  • La Frontera (480) 784-1514 - Crisis hotline (800) 273-8255
  • Senior Center at the MGC (480) 474-5266
  • Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens (800) 293-9393
  • Senior Help Line (888) 264-2258
  • Arizona @ Work (520) 866-3600 or (480) 677-7781
  • CAHRA (520) 466-1112 (housing, rent/utility assistance, home repairs)
  • Salvation Army (480) 982-4110 (food, rent/utility assistance)
  • The Genesis Project 564 N. Idaho Road (for a hot meal)
  • Apache Junction Food Bank (480) 983-2995 
  • St George Roman Catholic Church (480) 982-2929 (food) 
  • Gold Canyon United Methodist Church (480) 982-3776 (food)
  • First Assembly of God Gear Station (480) 983-1200 (toiletries, supplies)
  • Legal Aid (877) 718-8086
  • Pinal County dial 3-1-1
Statewide Resources