Human Services

Human Services coordinates and administers essential support programs and services to vulnerable populations to enhance quality of life and strengthen communities. Programs include Head Start, career development, independent living support for seniors and adults with disabilities, repair programs for homeowners, funeral assistance, support services for people experiencing homelessness, and assistance with rent and utilities.


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    Diaper Bank (East Valley) Maricopa County's Human Services Department is pro...
    Diaper Bank (East Valley)
  2. Wed, Feb 28

    Diaper Bank (West Valley) Maricopa County's Human Services Department is pro...
    Diaper Bank (West Valley)
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  1. Baby with diaper
  2. Woman distributing food
  3. Housing frame construction
  4. Senior woman smiling
  5. Northwest valley map
  6. Child eating
  7. Maricopa County Vice Chairman and Tempe Mayor Corey Woods shaking hands
  8. Person measuring wood
  9. Student training
  10. Senior in apartment
  11. Housing construction
  12. Housing
  13. Workforce 2 You map
  14. NACo Career Success Program
  15. Head Start teachers
  16. Bed with blankets
  17. Roof repair
  18. Career seeker shaking hands
  19. Housing construction
  20. Entry doors
  21. Employee
  22. Houses in neighborhood
  23. Youth Workforce
  24. Hotel hallway
  25. Downtown Glendale, AZ
  26. NACo 2023 Awardee graphic
  27. Homelessness shelter bed
  28. Shelter beds
  29. Baby with diaper

    Free Diapers Available for Eligible Families

    Maricopa County Creates a Diaper Bank Read on...
  30. $50k toward cooling center in Tempe

    Maricopa County Partners with Tempe to Fund a Cooling Center as Summer Heat Begins

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved $50,000 in funding for the operation of a new cooling center in Tempe. Read on...
  31. Phoenix city
  32. $7.3M  to City of Tempe to expand shelter options. Photo of downtown Tempe, AZ

    Maricopa County Provides $7.3 Million to Tempe for Purchase of Motel to House Homeless

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement that will provide $7.3 million to the City of Tempe to expand shelter options for people experiencing homelessness. Read on...
  33. Refugee news release
  34. Construction
  35. Heat Relief bed
  36. Heat relief shelter beds
  37. HVAC Program
  38. Shelter construction
  39. Housing construction
  40. Person experiencing homelessness
  41. Apprentice learning

    $1.29 Million in Funding Expands Career and Technical Education for Mesa Public Schools

    Maricopa County Supervisors approved $1.29 million in funding to help provide career and technical educational opportunities to high school students in Mesa Public Schools. Read on...
  42. College students

    $6.4 Million in Funding to Maricopa Community Colleges Advances Careers

    Maricopa County residents have another avenue to access training and employment programs – the Maricopa County Community College District. Read on...
  43. Workforce

    Workforce Center @ Mesa Offers Comprehensive Career Services at No Cost

    Maricopa County Join Forces with A New Leaf, and the City of Mesa Read on...
  44. $12 Million Apprenticeship Program Funding Graphic

    $12 Million in Funding Expands Apprenticeship Program During National Apprenticeship Week

    Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approved Program to Bolster Skilled Workforce Read on...
  45. $9+ Million Graphic

    Maricopa County Provides More Than $9 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance to Local Cities

    Residents facing eviction in Glendale and Mesa can once again apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities thanks to a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Read on...
  46. Domestic violence awareness

    Domestic Violence Survivors Benefit from $15 Million Investment

    Domestic violence, in the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial control and abuse, affects the family and the community- sometimes with consequences spanning generations. Read on...
  47. $90 Million Investment Graphic
  48. $3.65 Million in HVAC Repairs Graphic

    Maricopa County Boosts Emergency HVAC Repair Fund by $3.65 Million

    Temperatures across the Valley remain above 100 degrees and many families do not have the funding to make needed repairs or even replace broken HVAC systems. Read on...
  49. Rescue Plan Funds

    $200M in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested– More to Come

    Year-end Report Illustrates County Support for Pandemic Recovery Read on...
  50. $3.1 Million in Affordable Housing Graphic

    $3.1 Million Investment by Maricopa County to Bring Affordable Housing to Phoenix Neighborhood

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $3.1 million in funding for the construction of two affordable housing projects on Broadway Road between 7th and Central Avenues in Phoenix. Read on...
  51. News Room Featured Image

    Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $23 Million for Bridge Housing Solution

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $23 million in funding to operate 250 bridge shelter units across four converted hotel properties through June 30, 2024. Read on...
  52. table balloons nurse room

    Maricopa County Selects New Location for Workforce, Head Start Offices to Better Serve Community

    The facility, now more conveniently located and accessible by public transportation routes, will house both Early Education and Workforce Development services offered at no cost to those who qualify. Read on...
  53. $5M graphic

    $5 Million Investment Engages Property Owners, Expands Rental Options

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $5 million program funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars that expands rental options for people exiting homelessness. Read on...
  54. Construction

    Public/Private Partnerships Develop New Pipeline of Skilled Labor for Construction Industry

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $1,390,449 in funding to provide career training opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled labor for the construction industry and in-demand careers. Read on...
  55. NACo-Award-Winners

    Maricopa County Wins 43 National Achievement Awards

    Maricopa County is being recognized nationally for programs that help individuals and families navigate a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  56. $56M

    Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $35 million in funding for the development of affordable housing units across the region and to facilitate homeownership through down payment assistance programs. Read on...
  57. Heat shelter beds

    Maricopa County, City of Phoenix Partner to Offer Heat Relief to People Experiencing Homelessness

    Just as the summer heat settles into the Valley of the Sun, Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix have partnered to open a facility in central Phoenix that will provide relief from the soaring summer heat for up to 200 people experiencing homelessness. Read on...
  58. Gila Bend library

    Job Seekers Can Now Access Employment Services & Opportunities Through Maricopa Co. Library Branches

    Job Seekers in Maricopa County can now access career counseling and employment services through the Maricopa County Library District, thanks to a new agreement approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 4. Read on...
  59. Affordable housing

    $10.7 Million in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by County Board of Supervisors

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10.7 million in funding that will add 148 units to the affordable housing options for low-income individuals and families in the region. Read on...
  60. Hand In Hand

    New Outreach Program Offers Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas

    Maricopa County, in collaboration with Community Bridges Inc., will begin offering outreach services to people experiencing homelessness in unincorporated areas of Maricopa County. Read on...
  61. Regional Partnership Provides $200 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

    Phoenix, Ariz. (Apr. 14, 2022) – A collaborative, regional approach to sharing best practices has facilitated the issuance of $200 million in emergency rental and utility assistance to more than 28,000 households in Maricopa County since January 2021. Read on...
  62. Affordable Housing
  63. Multigenerational community resource center

    Maricopa County, Surprise Partner to Build New Multigenerational Community Center

    The City of Surprise is making a major investment into the vitality and well-being of the West Valley with plans to build a multigenerational community resource center in partnership with Maricopa County. Read on...
  64. Job Seeker Initiatives

    $14.5 Million in Funding Awarded to Support Maricopa County Job Seeker Initiatives

    Job seekers in Maricopa County will benefit from more than $14.5 million in investments in job training, education, and placement programs thanks to a recent vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Read on...
  65. Tempe Micro Estates
  66. Maricopa County Lands an Additional 6M in Food Bank Assistance

    Maricopa County Awards $6 Million to Support Food Bank Operations

    Investments Strengthen Critical Food Bank Supply Chain that Benefits County Residents in Need Read on...
  67. Additional 39M toward emergency rental assistance

    Maricopa County Lands an Additional $39 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance

    Federal Funds Extend Aid Available to Maricopa County Renters Facing Eviction Read on...
  68. Business

    Maricopa County Steps Up Again To Assist Local Nonprofits

    Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors. Read on...
  69. Nurse smiling
  70. Senior-care

    Federal Funding Supports Maricopa County Seniors, Adults With Disabilities

    Seniors and adults with disabilities in Maricopa County will benefit from $10.6 million in funding that will support an increase in demand for services among seniors and adults with disabilities in the county. Read on...
  71. Rescue Newsletter
  72. Affordable-Housing

    Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

    City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022 Read on...
  73. DV-Graphic
  74. Houses in neighborhood

    Legal Services Now Available to Renters in Maricopa County

    Renters in Maricopa County facing eviction due to non-payment of rent now have access to legal services to help them understand their rights and to help prevent eviction. Read on...
  75. Apartment with air conditioning unit
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