Sahuarita Community Assistance Resources

The following resources are not sponsored by the Sahuarita Unified School District. They are provided as a community service to assist those in need. 

Community Assistance Resources

Pima County CARES Act funding is still available for up to 400 more Pima County households negatively affected by COVID-19 and currently behind on their rent. Community Investment Corporation (CIC), a Tucson-based nonprofit, is administering $3.625 million of eviction prevention money provided by Pima County. Funding for the program is set to expire on Nov. 30. Both tenant and landlord/property owner must complete an application and submit the required documentation. The program allows landlords, property owners, or tenants to initiate the application process online at the link below or by calling (831) 292-4308. The link also includes a list of program requirements.

Interfaith Community Services – Emergency Financial Assistance

ICS provides financial assistance and short-term case management for individuals or families in emergency situations. The crisis may result from loss of job, illness or injury, or occur during the waiting period for other forms of public assistance.  It is open to all Pima County residents. Website:

Community Action Agency

Pima County Community Service Department 2798 E. Ajo Way Tucson, AZ 85713 520-724-2667 The Community Action Agency combats poverty and provides a safety net of basic services for low-income individuals and families in Pima County. CAA connects assistance with case management and other resources to promote self-sufficiency and economic independence. Services include: Emergency Assistance, Food and Nutrition, Medical Prescriptions and Supplies Rental/Mortgage Assistance, Special Needs, Support Services, Utility Assistance. CAA COVID-19 Response The Pima County Community Action Agency has a new hotline to serve those seeking aid from the COVID-19 Rental Eviction Assistance Program that is funded through the Arizona Department of Housing. Eligibility information and the application is available at Individuals are urged to complete the online application, but those without internet access can call the state’s 2-1-1 hotline for assistance. The new Pima County CAA Hotline is 520-724-2505.
  1. Press 8 for COVID-19
  2. Pick a language, press 1 or 2
  3. Press 5 for Eviction Prevention
Staffers will answer questions regarding the status of an application, provide forms that are required for processing, offer direction and assistance to submit pending information, and direct applicants to other resources. For more information about rental assistance and eviction protection, including forms and necessary document checklists for tenants, go to:  What Tenants Need to Know During COVID-19 (

PPEP Human Services Department

This organization helps people on low income who are in need and provides emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, and referrals for other needed services.

Toll Free (800) 376-3553 Rental Assistance: (520) 741-4397 Utility Assistance: (520) 770-2506 Website:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona

This agency works to serve clients with immediate needs of food, diapers, rental assistance, and more. Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc. 140 W. Speedway, Suite 230 Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone-Voice/TTY: 520-623-0344 Toll Free: 1-800-234-0344 Fax: 520-770-8514

St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul renders assistance to those in need in 149 counties, and has more than 900,000 members worldwide! The Diocese of Tucson has 37 Conferences active throughout Southern Arizona, and 867 members. 
  • Help provide rent and utility assistance
  • Help with there is food to eat and clothing to wear
  • Provide furniture, mattresses, appliances – a refrigerator to keep food fresh, a stove to cook a meal
  • Evaluate and meet the diverse needs of a diverse population
  • 520-625-4536, press 9 and leave a message (local)
More info at:

Primavera Foundation

RENT ASSISTANCE is a program that can help you stay housed by assisting you with rent at a time of hardship. Call (520) 395-6420 only on the first business day of the month to leave a voicemail message with your name and phone number. You will receive a returned call within 48 hours, to be informed of the availability of limited funds and receive more information. Once the voice mailbox is full, you will not be able to leave a message until the next first business day of the month when you call again. More info at:

Valley Assistance Services

Valley Assistance provides rental assistance to qualified households meeting service area, income, and documentation requirements; information, referrals, and short-term case management to strengthen the household 3950 S. Camino del Heroe Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-5966 More info at:  

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP

A resource to help with both cooling and heating bills. Benefits from LIHEAP can be used to pay for the current or a past month’s natural gas or electric bill. There may even be grants to pay for late fees, deposits, and reconnect fees. To qualify for LIHEAP, the applicant must have an income that falls within the program guidelines. Priority for service assistance is determined at the local Community Action Agency level. Higher priority is granted if someone in your home is a senior citizen (60 years of age & older), a person with disabilities, or a young child under six years old. Call the Tucson Urban League at (520) 791-9522 for information on LIHEAP or other utility expense assistance.

Southwest Gas

ASSISTANCE & FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS: If you’re facing unexpected financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SWG can help you through it. Call 877-860-6020 and select option 3 to discuss flexible payment options and assistance programs available.  

Tucson Electric Power

If you’re having trouble paying your bill, TEP can help. Here are some programs and plans that can assist customers. Visit the link for more info:
NDIA List of Free and Low-Cost Broadband Internet Plans (

COMCAST is providing high-speed internet for qualifying low-income applicants. Free for 60 days followed by $9.95 per month.

COX is offering $19.99 for new Starter internet customers, with no annual contract or qualifications to help low-income individuals and those impacted by Coronavirus challenges, like seniors and college students.

COX also has a special offer for K-12 students who are on free and reduced lunch called Connect to Compete (C2C).  Free for 60 days followed by $9.95 per month if families sign up before the end of September 2020. <

Connect our Students
Better Together Coalition

Provides internet access assistance provides to qualifying households meeting service area and income requirements for students in the Sahuarita Unified School District and Continental Elementary School District. Please reach out to your child's school counselor.  Connect Our Students will work with schools, internet providers, and families to establish or improve service.

Low-Cost Desktops And Laptops

Rise Equipment Recycling Center 1134 S. Park Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 623-7162
Rise Electronics is offering a great deal to folks who receive state assistance. Those that are receiving a form of state assistance are eligible to purchase a computer/laptop at the price(s) below. The person will need proof of state assistance and an ID.
Desktop ($100) Complete (Flat-screen monitor, Tower, Keyboard, and mouse), with Windows 10 and Office
Laptop ($75-$150) with Windows 10 and Office by Pima County One-Stop Career Center

In March, Pima County launched as a one-stop resource in response to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The county’s One-Stop Career Center also established a dislocated worker hotline, staffed weekdays at 724-5735, to help with things like navigating the application for Arizona unemployment benefits, identifying job leads, and accessing other county services. One Stop also offers “Virtual Employability Skills” classes and works with local employers to maintain a listing of available jobs. Website: Phone:  520-724-5735

Hospitality Workforce Connection

In April, the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Commerce Authority Office of Economic Opportunity launched the Hospitality Workforce Connection to help connect Arizona’s displaced hospitality workforce with industries that are urgently hiring during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more at Website:

Community Food Bank Amado Resource Center 

28720 S Nogales Hwy. Amado, AZ 85645 (520) 398-2942 Thursdays 9:00 am - 3:00pm and 3rd Saturday of month 9:00am - 12:00pm

Community Food Bank Green Valley Resource Center

250 E Continental Rd. Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-5252 Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm; Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00pm; Friday 9:00am -12:00pm

Sahuarita Food Bank & Community Resource Center

17750 La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 (520) 625-1375 Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00 am - noon

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Nutrition Assistance (formerly the Food Stamp Program) is Arizona’s program for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nutrition Assistance supports families to prevent under-nutrition in Arizona. More info at: or call  (855) 432-7587

Valley Assistance Services

Valley Assistance Services is working closely with our community partners to address food instability and the nutritional needs of seniors and families in our area. This community partnership includes:
  • Local Food Banks
  • Meal Delivery Services
  • Grocery Delivery to the Homebound
  • SNAP(Food Stamps)/WIC Assistance
Please contact Valley Assistance Services at for referrals to partnering agencies. Food insufficiency referral form

United Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers share a mission of making comprehensive primary care accessible to anyone regardless of insurance status. 

Freeport: 520-407-5400
Same Day Acute Care: 520-407-5900
Dental: 520-407-5617
Pediatrics: 520-407-5800
Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital: 520-407-5910
Posada Health Provided by UCHC: 520-648-8900
Amado: 520-407-5510
Arivaca: 520-407-5500
Sahuarita Heights: 520-576-5770
Three Points: 520-407-5700
COPE Community Services 1660 W Commerce Point Place Green Valley, AZ 85614 520-625-3825

Community Health Associates 275 W Continental Rd. Ste 141 Green Valley, AZ 85614 520-628-4000

Joan Linder, MA, LPC 246 West Calle De Estribo Sahuarita, AZ 85626 520-661-2174 [email protected]

Norma A. N. Mayer, MA, LPC 290 W Calle De Las Tiendas Green Valley, AZ 85614 520-625-3713 [email protected]

Posada Life Community Services (Senior adult focus) 780 S Park Centre Avenue Green Valley, AZ 85615 520-625-2273

Renewal Centers, Inc. 555 S La Canada Drive Green Valley, AZ 85614 (at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church) (520) 791-9974

Salud Consultation and Wellness LLC phone: 1-520-260-4733 [email protected]

Serenity First Counseling Sahuarita, AZ 85629 520-398-7272

Shefa Life Counseling 210 W Continental Rd # 215B Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 329-1579

Tucson Counseling Associates, LLC 170 N. La Canada Dr #30C Green Valley, AZ 85614 520-262-2170

Crisis Response Center 2802 E District St. Tucson, AZ 85714 (520) 301-2400

Community-wide Crisis Line (520) 622-6000

A free 24-hour crisis line for individuals experiencing severe emotional distress, mental illness, or substance use.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

County Suicide Prevention Line 1-866-495-6735