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Medically Certified Volunteers Needed to Assist with the Administration of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Vaccine
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is recruiting volunteers to assist with the administration of the new COVID-19 vaccine to our community and our community health partners. If you are medically certified to provide routine vaccinations (RN, MD, EMT, Paramedic, etc.) with a current license in good-standing and would like to assist in this great community effort, please register to volunteer here: www.GetInvolvedMaricopa.org.
If you have questions about volunteering or need further assistance, please contact 602-506-6767 or email: MCDPHIRCSOperator@maricopa.gov.
- Suicide Prevention
The following resources are available 24 hours day, 7 days a week:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) to be confidentially connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.
Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Web Chat connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.
Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone by texting "TALK" to 741-741.
Arizona Teen Lifeline Call 602-248-8336 (TEEN) or 1-800-248-8336 (TEEN)
- 2-1-1 Arizona
Community information and referral service linking individuals and families to vital community services throughout Arizona.
- 24-Hour Senior Help Line
A 24-hour information and referral service for seniors, including housing, transportation, home repair, legal, home health aids, and much more!
- Veteran's Assistance
Information, support and resources for Arizona service members, veterans, families & helpers. Connect with a live operator at 1-866-4AZ-VETS (429-8387).
- Arizona Together or ArizonaUnido
Find employment, financial, homeowner, renter assistance, access to food, healthcare, mental health, and other community resources across the state.
- Domestic Violence
If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately. If you are a victim of domestic violence call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 for help. If you are experiencing a crisis, call 1-800-631-1314 today for support.
- Mental Health and Substance Use
Find crisis lines, information on prevention and education, overdose data in Maricopa County, frequently asked questions, local resources and more.
Financial and Housing
- Emergency Rental Assistance: Emergency rental assistance is available to every community statewide. Property owners can submit applications on behalf of their residents. Programs within Maricopa County include:
- Maricopa County Funeral Assistance Program
Maricopa County Funeral Assistance program provides help for grieving families who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have recently lost a loved one. Families can qualify for up to $1,200 to be applied to burial or cremation services at a participating licensed funeral home. Maricopa County Funeral Assistance program is available between 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday (except holidays). Apply online or by calling 602-240-6384. View the flyer: English | Spanish
Search current job openings and find resources to help land your next job. Employers can get assistance to recruit, develop and retain the right employees for the job.
- Arizona Commerce Authority
Explore business resources, emergency loan assistance, unemployment benefits, and childcare support.
- Arizona Department of Economic Security
Apply for unemployment insurance, benefits and find other assistance programs and resources.
- Arizona Food Bank Network
Search the largest database of emergency food options (food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and others that distribute emergency food) in Arizona.
- More Food Opportunities
Explore other food assistance options and programs available to the public such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Arizona’s Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents.
- Arizona Alliance
Use their interactive map to find a Community Health Center near you to receive primary health care, regardless of insurance status.
- Cover Arizona
A coalition of more than 900 members statewide committed to increasing health coverage for all Arizonans.
- Health-e-Arizona Plus
Connecting individuals and families to coverage, benefits and services.
Supporting pets and people during COVID-19
- Pets are family, and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is committed to helping both our four- and two-legged friends who have been impacted by COVID-19. We have partnered with the top animal welfare organizations in the Valley to provide information, resources and a community rehoming/temporary foster network for struggling pet owners impacted by the COVID-19 housing crisis. Visit Pet Housing Help AZ for more information.
Technology and Utilities
- Arizona Public Service (APS)
APS has established a temporary customer support fund to provide residents a $100 credit if they are experiencing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Income or crisis verification documentation will not be required.
Connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.
- Salt River Project (SRP)
SRP will not disconnect customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and is waiving late fees during this time. If you are experiencing difficulties paying your electric bill during this time, please contact SRP as soon as possible.
- Southwest Gas Corporation
Southwest Gas is suspending disconnections indefinitely.
- Get Involved Maricopa
Volunteers from various backgrounds across the public health, healthcare and mental health spectrum are needed. Non-health community volunteers are also welcome. We are currently seeking medical professionals that are licensed paramedic or higher level as well as non-medical individuals that can assist in other duties. Other volunteer opportunities which are expanding during the response include a logistics team assisting with the pick-up of PPE, our COVID-19 call center team, and assisting a local fire department on low-acute calls to assist with the surge.
- Arizona Together
There are other ways to serve with your time and talents during the COVID-19 outbreak, from providing virtual support to delivering food and medication, even helping with daily tasks for people who live alone.
- Local Food Banks
In addition to cash and food donations, local food banks need volunteers. Locate the food bank nearest you and contact them directly to find out what opportunities are available.
Blood banks are critically low and healthy individuals are encouraged to donate.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Donate PPE and Other Supplies
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), we have activated a Donations Management plan. You may donate the following PPE items:
- Surgical Masks
- N95 Respirators (Masks)
- Isolation Gowns
- Face Shields or Goggles
- Exam Gloves
Additional supplies are also needed, including:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Paper Towels
- Disinfectant Wipes
To arrange a time to drop off a donation, please call 602-506-6767 to make an appointment and directions to the designated drop-off location.
NOTE: This location is only accepting the items listed above. For other donations during the pandemic, please coordinate with the Salvation Army or other charitable organizations.
If you are a healthcare professional who is in need of PPE or other resources, visit the Request Resources page.