Social Service Resources: Ways to Help/Receive Help

We’ve been fielding phone calls and email requests about how community members can help local social service agencies that work with some of our most vulnerable populations. The Casa Hunger Action Ministry had to cancel two scheduled service projects, although those organizations could still use the help of willing individuals. Please read on for safe ways to help local Social Service Agencies, or request help, if you are in need of their services.

Organizations With Which the Casa Community Collaborates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking you to let us know if you choose to volunteer with other organizations by emailing the Hunger Action Ministry Hungeraction(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org. Let us know where you served, what you did, how was your experience, and if you know: what additional needs they may have and how we, as individuals, can help them.

André House

André House is a ministry to the homeless and poor populations of the Phoenix area. They provide dining service, hospitality services, transitional houses, and prayer. Currently, the Casa’s André House clothing donation bin is not accessible due to the lobby closure. Please visit their website for safe ways you can help or receive their services.

Honor Health – Desert Mission Food Bank, Sunny Slope

Honor Health Desert Mission Food Bank offers several free and reduced cost food programs, nutrition education, and resource and referral services. Please contact Aurora Ortiz at aortiz(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)honorhealth.com“>aortiz(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)honorhealth.com for safe ways to help. If you are in need of services, visit their website for updated food bank hours.

St. Mary’s Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education. Visit their website for safe ways to volunteer or receive their services.

St Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul continues to feed, clothe, house and heal — particularly those who are most vulnerable. Visit their website for current needs and available services.

Vista Del Camino Food Bank (City of Scottsdale)

The Vista del Camino Food Bank provides food boxes and homeless walking bags to Scottsdale residents and persons experiencing homelessness.   Currently, the Casa’s Vista del Camino food donation bin is not accessible due to the lobby closure. Visit their website for current ways to help or receive assistance.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities provides services to people in need, advocates for justice in social structures, and calls the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same. Visit their website for current needs and available services.

Catholic Charities MANA House

MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Airforce) House is a peer-run organization of homeless and formerly homeless veterans offering personal, individualized basic resources, community and advocacy for all veterans. Visit their website for ways to help or receive help.

International Rescue Committee

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Phoenix Welcome Center continues to welcome asylum seeking families and acts as a 24/7 emergency support center for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants. Essential volunteers, and homemade face-masks are needed.  Visit their website for more information and how to help. 

OTHER RESOURCES

AZ Dept. of Health Services

CDC

World Health Organization

24 Hour Senior Help Line

Staying Active When Options Are Limited

More Arizona Resources for Assistance

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