Is adoption right for you?
This is a question that only you can answer for yourself. It is a highly personal decision. It is one that should not be taken lightly. Expectant parents should feel free to talk with professionals, gather information and take their time in making a decision. Talking to an adoption professional and seeking unplanned pregnancy help does not mean that you are going to pursue an adoption plan. If, in talking to an adoption professional, you feel that you are being pressured or given a guilt trip about adoption, please consider talking to another professional. Adoption is a highly personal decision that will affect you, your child and possibly your extended family, so it is important that it is a well-thought-out process.
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Resources for Crisis Pregnancies
Provides financial assistance and case management services to individuals and families living in Mesa in an emergency situation impacting their housing, utilities, health, and/or safety. Assists with rent payment, utility payment, or air conditioning repair in the summer. Also offers emergency family and domestic violence shelters.
Provides information on apartment rentals, emergency repair and housing rehabilitation, eviction or foreclosure assistance, fair housing laws, homeownership assistance, and section 8 housing. Offers unemployment, underemployment and reinstatement mortgage payment assistance as well as short sale assistance in addition to principal reduction assistance to qualified Arizona homeowners.
Labor’s Community Service Agency – Emergency Program
Energy assistance programs, coordinated among federal and state governments and utility companies, are available to help low-income households meet their energy needs. The Community Services Unit (CSU) subcontracts with community agencies to administer the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Utility Repair, Replacement and Deposit Program (URRD). These programs assist with utility deposits and bill payments, conduct home weatherization, and repair or replace certain appliances.
The Salvation Army – Phoenix Social Services Emergency Assistance
Services: Provides financial assistance for eligible recipients including electricity, gas, and water; food boxes; USDA food bags; and back-to-school clothing. Appropriate community resources through referrals. Eligibility: Call for requirements. Call for pre-screening interview and appointment for financial assistance. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm administration. Mon-Fri 12:30pm-3:30-pm food box assistance. Mon. 9am client line opens for financial assistance.
Arizona Community Action Association
Provides community resource information and referrals. Community Action Programs (CAPs) can provide case management, emergency assistance, food boxes, assistance with rent and utilities, financial assistance, eviction prevention, resources and referrals, and employment assistance. Also offers a web-based program to determine what state paid benefits you may qualify to receive.
Offers clothing and food box referrals for walk-ins Monday through Thursday from 8am – 10:30am. Offers unplanned pregnancy help assistance with utilities and past due rent; must come in and fill out an application Monday through Thursday 8am – 5pm. Verification of citizenship not required. Closed Friday.
City of Phoenix Human Services Department
Social services for low-income households through three family services centers including utility, eviction prevention and/or move-in cost assistance, plus employment, budgeting, and life-skills development counseling.
John F. Long Family Service Center
Services: Case management, rental and utility assistance in crisis situations, emergency food boxes, and limited bus tickets for center clients to travel to agencies, medical appointments, and employment destinations. Air conditioning repair assistance for those who cannot afford it. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm; call Mon 8am for appointments.
Save My Home AZ
Offers two foreclosure prevention programs – Unemployed Payment Assistance Program and Pricipal Reduction Program – to assist unemployed and underemployed Arizona homeowners. Must meet certain requirements.