Supporting you during and beyond COVID-19
The uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt across the world. In an effort to help individuals and families in need during the current health crisis, TCAA is offering the following new or supplemental services:
COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance
Tempe and Fountain Hills households impacted by the pandemic can tap into Rent and Utility Assistance funds through TCAA. Rent assistance of up to $4,500 is available for eligible households, including those that have experienced economic loss or illness related to the pandemic. Other eligibility conditions apply. Click here for additional information and to access application or contact TCAA's hotline (480-389-1375) during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM) to speak with TCAA regarding your utility and rent concerns.
Meal Programs for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Meals-to-Go: Tempe seniors and adults with disabilities who would have participated in lunches offered at the Cahill, North Tempe, or Escalante Senior Centers in Tempe, or Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale, may now access TCAA’s “meals-to-go” service. Meals-to-go are balanced, nutritious catered meals that are distributed daily in Tempe (Monday through Friday) from 10-11 AM at the North Tempe Senior Center, South entrance, and in Scottsdale at the Granite Reef Senior Center during the lunch hour. Order your meal at least one day in advance by calling our senior nutrition information line at 480-858-6511.
Home-Delivered Meals: TCAA is expanding its home-delivered meal service for home-bound seniors and adults with disabilities in Tempe and South Scottsdale who are having difficulty meeting their nutritional needs at this time. If you are in need of a home-delivered meal, contact Area Agency on Aging’s senior helpline at 602-264-4357 to register.
Home-Delivered Food Boxes are available to seniors currently enrolled in TCAA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Senior Meal programs. If you are currently receiving catered meal services from TCAA and are in need of a food box, please contact your TCAA Case Manager or program representative.
Emergency Food Boxes
TCAA's Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 11 AM and Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Bring a photo ID and a letter addressed to you at your Tempe residence to access a food box. Food boxes are also being distributed at Tempe and Kyrene school sites for families with enrolled students. Contact your school location or district office for details.
General Public Bus Passes
TCAA is offering one (1) or seven (7) day bus passes to help you meet your transportation needs. Bus passes are distributed at TCAA's 2146 E. Apache Blvd location in Tempe during regular business hours (Monday through Friday). Bus passes are limited to 2 per month, per individual.