Supporting you during and beyond COVID-19
The uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be felt in our communities and across the world. In an effort to help individuals and families during the current health crisis, TCAA programs remain operational and all sites are open. Face masks and social distancing requirements apply at all TCAA offices. Click here for additional program details.
Some of the many programs and services are available to assist your family or household during the pandemic include:
COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance
Tempe and Fountain Hills households impacted by COVID-19--either by illness or financial hardship--can tap into rent and utility assistance funds through TCAA. Qualifying households may receive financial relief for overdue and future rent and utility payments. Priority is given to low-income households. Other eligibility conditions apply. Click here for additional information 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 mortgage 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.
I-HELP Emergency Shelter for Adults
TCAA is continuing to operate the I-HELP Emergency Shelter program in partnership with Tempe area faith organizations and other organizations for unsheltered men and women in Tempe. Nightly locations may change on short notice. If interested in emergency shelter, contact I-HELP at 480-590-5514 to discuss prerequisites which include a health screening and intake interview prior to entering the shelter.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors In-Home Care for Seniors
TCAA’s Social Workers will continue to offer case management services via phone for enrolled seniors, as well as to conduct in-home services when possible based on volunteer availability and CDC guidelines. Contact your Neighbors Helping Neighbors Social Worker at 480-381-8336 for further details.
Community Health Outreach Workers will assist enrolled families by phone and conduct limited in-person services for the time being. Group activities, classes, and special events have been postponed. Contact Health Start if you need to speak with your Community Health Worker.
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.