Community Services, Programs & Resources

AJ Invests

In the spirit of Our Mission: We will focus on and invest in quality of life and planned improvements for serving residents, businesses, and visitors. 

Our Vision: Apache Junction is a diverse community of natural beauty and heritage that offers prosperity, compassion, and forward-thinking to its residents, businesses, and visitors. 

AJ Invests in our residents by working with various community organizations to provide compassion and forward-thinking which creates prosperity and quality of life unmatched! Here are just some of the ways we are investing in our residents: 

  1. Providing safe and decent housing for our residents through the city's housing rehabilitation program;  
  2. Providing a community resource center; 
  3. Promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit program; 
  4. Hosting bi-annual Mayor's breakfasts; 
  5. Conduct community drives including hygiene kits for the homeless, PB&J to combat summer hunger in youth, and socks and underwear drives for the homeless; 
  6. Host Project Connect events; 
  7. Heat Relief work including the collection and distribution of water and providing heat respite locations; 
  8. Providing housing assistance including eviction prevention; 
  9. Volunteer opportunities and appreciation events; 
  10. Hot meals; 
  11. Food boxes; 
  12. Neighborhood revitalization activities; 
  13. Financial stability classes;  
  14. Bike loan program;  
  15. Training and information to local non-profits who serve our residents; 
  16. and the list goes on... 

Apache Junction Homeless Coalition

Serving those who are without housing or at risk of losing their homes is a core demographic that is served under the ethos of AJ Invests. Together with our community partners, the Apache Junction Homeless Coalition's mission 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 driving force behind the Strategic Plan on Homelessness and the Apache Junction Community Resource Center to help guide the community's efforts in addressing the issues of homelessness.   

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.  


Online 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 

  • Project Homeless Connect 

  • 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