PILGRIM REST FAMILY SERVICES
 
 
Director: Rhoshawndra Carnes
 
  Contact: familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org  
     
     

HOW CAN I BECOME A FOSTER PARENT?

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Adoption and Foster care RESOURCES FOR GRANDPARENTS

Are you a grandparent and/or great grandparent who is raising your grandchildren through a placement through the Department of Child Safety and you are not currently a licensed foster parent? If so, the state may have a $75 monthly stipend per child. To qualify, a grandparent or great-grandparent must have an income below 200% of the federal poverty level. In addition, they must not be receiving foster care payments for the grandchildren in their care. You can be receiving TANF cash assistance. Grandparents who might qualify should fill out the form with the links below and submit it to their DCS caseworker.
Any additional questions please contact Family Services at familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org or 602-258-0831.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD GRANDPARENT STIPEND LETTER (ENGLISH)

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD GRANDPARENT STIPEND LETTER (SPANISH)

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FORM CSO 1266A - DEPT. OF CHILD SAFETY

CITY OF PHOENIX SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department offers two programs designed to help small businesses!!

Management Technical Assistance
In 1994, the Phoenix City Council established the Small Business Assistance Program to help small business owners address challenges and provide a one stop shop of technical and financial assistance.  For more information, CLICK HERE

The city's Expansion Assistance And Development Program (EXPAND) helps Phoenix businesses obtain loans from eligible local financial institutions. Here's how it works: EXPAND provides additional collateral for up to 25 percent of the loan, capped at $150,000. Business owners must create one job for every $35,000 of collateral provided by EXPAND and owners or principles provide a personal guarantee and at least 10 percent of the total project costs as equity. With EXPAND, the successful applicant/ borrower is able to receive a loan and the lender is in a more secure collateral position.  For more information, CLICK HERE

 

Youth Homelessness Resources

CORE Transitional Living, which focuses on providing resources and housing to young adults 18 to 24 years of age, as they move towards self-sufficiency. One of the goals of this organization is to offer outreach beyond housing by providing case management, mentorship, life skills training, employment opportunities, and fun weekly activities to keep these young adults engaged. CORE Transitional Living will be launching CORE Connect every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM, Please spread the word to those who are needing to connect with a community of support. Lunch will be served. CLICK FOR FLYER

 

balsz school district free preschool

We have Free Preschool on M, T, Th and F from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and on W from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm • For income qualified families. Students must be four by September 1, 2017 and toilet trained. Call 602-629-6803 to schedule enrollment appointment.

• We accept three-year old students who have been identified and are eligible for special education services. Our next Preschool Screening will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am on a first come first serve basis. We are located at Orangedale Early Learning Center 5048 East Oak Street Phoenix, AZ 85008.

 

 

HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CHILDREN & YOUTH) | MARICOPA COUNTY

Our mission is to provide and coordinate essential support and social services to vulnerable populations
to enhance economic, educational, and social opportunities and strengthen communities.

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Arizona families have a new resource for finding high-quality child care and early learning environments.
Check out Phoenix-based First Things First website, QUALITY FIRST, which allows parents to search by zip code proximity from among 900 quality-assessed preschools and child care facilities in Arizona.

 

CHILDREN'S ACTION ALLIANCE HEALTH CARE RESOURCES FOR ARIZONA'S LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURED FAMILIES

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QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE FOR CHILDREN 6 WEEKS - 5 YEARS OLD

Registration Fee Waived Plus 10% Discount for PRBC Members, minutes from downtown Phoenix!

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OPEN DOORS COUNSELING, COACHING AND CONSULTING
Open Doors has been offering free counseling resources and promotions via our blog, Facebook page, and website. To learn more, click on the links below...
Open Doors Website  -Check out our free E-book Opening Doors to a Better Life: 10 Simple Tips and Worksheets to Help You Start Your Journey.
Open Doors Blog  -Read posts about relevant self-help topics and resources
Open Doors Facebook  -Like us on Facebook and Follow Us to get regular updates on what is happening at Open Doors.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for Employment? If you are looking for employment opportunities please email familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org to be added to our distribution list. Several emails are sent out during the week about job opportunities, career fairs, and
occupational trainings. CLICK TO SEE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

RESOURCES FOR RETURNING CITIZENS/ EX-FELONS

You can start again! Are you a returning citizen (also known as an ex-felons or ex-offender) in need of services upon your release from jail or prison? We must, as a community, collectively engage (businesses, faith-based organizations,
community-based organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the everyday stakeholder) in holistic evidence-based services to assist in the successful transitional process of re-entry. If you, a family member, or friend is in need of services please contact family services at familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org.

 

Financial Coaching Assistance

Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is committed to increasing the financial stability of low-income families. VSUW is offering free financial counseling to our partner agencies as part of our three coordinated strategies to empower 100,000 individuals in Maricopa County to become more financially stable by the year 2020. Training sessions between July 2017 and May 2018 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND SIGN-UP

 

LOAN PROGRAM FOR MARICOPA COUNTY RESIDENTS

The Arizona Community Foundation and the Phoenix IDA, along with MariSol Federal Credit Union and Take Charge America have launched a loan program named Lend a Hand. The loan program assists Maricopa County residents who are struggling to pay off high-cost title loans and helps them find a path to healthy credit and financial success. Take Charge America offers applicants a free credit counseling session and helps each applicant develop a budget. MariSol Federal Credit Union then offers qualified applicants an alternative loan with favorable terms and pays off their title loan debt up to $2,000. As part of the program, borrowers establish their own savings accounts with MariSol to help build emergency savings and plan for a secure financial future. The Lend a Hand brochure [PDF, 315KB] provides information about the program and includes an application. You can learn more on the Lend a Hand website CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

MOBILE PANTRY FOOD BANK

The Mobile Pantry provides FREE fruits & vegetables every 4th Saturday in the PRBC Gym from 11am to 1pm.
Please come out and let your family, friends, and community members know about this exciting opportunity. This is
sponsored by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Courtesy of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. This is open to the general public and
there is no income or ID required. Remember, this event takes place every 4th Saturday of the month-RAIN or SHINE!

 

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

Apply for SNAP at Pilgrim Rest. Did you know you can apply for food assistance at Pilgrim Rest? Yes, we process
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applications at the church! SNAP offers nutrition assistance to eligible,
low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. Pilgrim as a faith-based organization
ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access
benefits. You can set up an appointment or if you additional questions please contact Family Services at
familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org or 602-258- 0831.

 

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP)

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DOWNLOAD CSFP APPLICATION - ENGLISH | DOWNLOAD CSFP APPLICATION - SPANISH

 

ARIZONA ASSISTANCE AND AID PROGRAMS

 

ARIZONA 211- COMMUNITY INFO & REFERRAL SERVICES
 
Community Information and Referral Services serves as Arizona's key source of integrated information that brings people and services together to meet vital needs. It is our vision that all Arizonans are easily connected to available health and human services in their communities. We are the lead agency and provider of 2-1-1 services in Arizona.

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COMMUNITY EXCHANGE EMAIL BROADCAST

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ARIZONA SELF-HELP WEBSITE

FIND HELP PHOENIX - FINDING RESOURCES FOR OURSELVES | Free and low-cost health/social services in Phoenix/West Valley

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SCOTTSDALE HOUSING AGENCY

Scottsdale Housing Agency will open their HCV waitlist October 2-13, 2017.

 

SEAMLESS SERVICE DIRECTORY & INFORMATION

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The March presentation will provide details about registering for the new e-learning training and assigning required learning plans. Effective April 1, 2017 all HEAplus users from Community Partner organizations will need to take some sort of e-learning training, so please plan to attend.

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Valle Del Sol Offers Uninsured Children/ Youth Mental Health Services!

"Lack of health insurance can be a major barrier to mental health care. A local organization wants to help uninsured kids can get the care they need in 2016."

For more info call: 602-523-9312

http://www.valledelsol.com

 

FREE FLU SHOTS!!!
Date: Ongoing; Monday-Friday | Time: 9am - 4pm | Location: Any of our 3 Public Health Childhood Immunization clinics

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Note(s): For both children and adults
For other vaccination sites, contact the flu info hotline at (877) 764-2670

 

DO YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT LONG-TERM CARE?

Options Counseling is an interactive, person-centered process where individuals, family members and/or significant others with an interest and desire to plan for their long-term care needs can find assistance.

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DISCOUNTED HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR KIDS

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Notification of Possible Breach of Protected Health Information PHOENIX –

The Arizona Department of Health Services today issued a notice to approximately 2,500 individuals to let them know of a possible breach of protected health information. The potential breach relates to information collected in the department's Newborn Screening Program for billing purposes. ADHS does not have any indication the information has been accessed or used by an unauthorized individual, however, it will be important for those affected to be vigilant for fraud alerts. ADHS uses Midwest Medical Practice Management Inc., a third-party billing company located in Carbondale, IL, to conduct billing for newborn screening services. To do this, ADHS mails the billing company paperwork that contains the following protected health information for both mother and child: names, dates of birth; addresses; phone numbers; health insurance information; and possibly social security numbers. On April 20, 2017, two parcels of billing documents containing protected health information were shipped by ADHS via the U.S. Postal Service to the billing company with individual tracking numbers assigned by USPS. Only one of the two parcels was delivered to the billing company. The parcel that was not delivered to the billing company included billing documents containing protected health information on patients who have been through our Newborn Screening Program. According to the USPS Tracking site at usps.com, the parcel arrived at the USPS Facility in Phoenix, AZ 85043 on April 20, 2017, at 10:15 p.m. and as of April 22, 2017, at 5:15 a.m. had a status of "[i]n [t]ransit to [d]estination." As of the date of this notice, the parcel has not been located by USPS and is still listed as "[i]n [t]ransit to [d]estination" on usps.com. The USPS does not consider a parcel to be lost until 30 days have passed which was May 24, 2017. Because 30 days have passed since ADHS discovered the parcel had not been delivered to the billing company, ADHS is notifying affected individuals of the potential that their, and/or their child's, protected health information may be compromised. USPS has no records of the parcel being misdelivered or compromised in any way. In addition, there is no indication the parcel has left USPS' custody and the department is hopeful that it will be located as USPS continues to search for the item. As a result of this situation, ADHS is reviewing and evaluating its mailing process for NBS Program records. In addition, ADHS is continuing to work with USPS to determine the location of the parcel and identify what steps can be taken to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future. Affected individuals will be notified by mail. If you have questions on this notification, please contact ADHS by phone at 1-800-548-8381 or email WebPIO@azdhs.gov.

 

 

 

SENIOR DIRECTORY - CLICK FOR THIS WEB RESOURCE

SENIOR DIRECTORY -CLICK FOR FLIPBOOK

 

THE BENEFITS CHECK-UP PROGRAM

BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING

Improving the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.

Join the millions of people who have discovered over $18 BILLION in benefits!!!

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ELDER RESOURCE GUIDE

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR GRANDPARENTS & SENIORS

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RESOURCES FOR GRANDPARENTS

Are you a grandparent and/or great grandparent who is raising your grandchildren through a placement through the Department of Child Safety and you are not currently a licensed foster parent? If so, the state may have a $75 monthly stipend per child. To qualify, a grandparent or great-grandparent must have an income below 200% of the federal poverty level. In addition, they must not be receiving foster care payments for the grandchildren in their care. You can be receiving TANF cash assistance.  
Grandparents who might qualify should fill out the form with the links below and submit it to their DCS caseworker.
Any additional questions please contact Family Services at familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org or 602-258-0831.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD GRANDPARENT STIPEND LETTER (ENGLISH)

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD GRANDPARENT STIPEND LETTER (SPANISH)

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FORM CSO 1266A - DEPT. OF CHILD SAFETY

 

 

 

ARIZONA VETERANS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
http://www.maricopa.gov/

 

FREE ONLINE TRAINING FOR VETERANS, FAMILIES, & FRIENDS

A valuable resource that is freely available to families, classmates, friends, colleagues, and co-workers of veterans on your campus.

Kognito's Family of Heroes, is an online interactive simulation where families and friends of veterans can learn critical skills to manage the challenges of adjusting to post-deployment life. Learners engage in virtual role-play conversations with fully-animated veteran avatars.
Veteran supporters can access the training online at www.familyofheroes.com.

 

 

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