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If you or somebody you know is going through a crisis or transition in life and looking for help, please contact us using the directory below. At Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, we stabilize lives, build foundations for you to thrive, and preserve dignity and respect.
Family Resource Centers
Our Family Resource Centers offer a wealth of support for parents and families, including Child & Parent workshops, resource referral, SNAP and AHCCCS enrollment, developmental screenings, parenting coaching and education, and much more!
For a list of upcoming Child & Parent workshops, check out our Facebook page.
To schedule an appointment with your local Family Resource Center, contact them below.
Sunnyslope Family Resource Center
Trinity Lutheran Church, 9424 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021
FamilySPOTNPhx@lss-sw.org or 602-501-8840
Phoenix Family Resource Center
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Maryland Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015
Family SPOTNPhx@lss-sw.org or 602-501-8840
East Phoenix Family Resource Center
Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, 3546 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018
FamilySPOTNPhx@lss-sw.org or 480-489-5774
West Mesa Family Resource Center
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 142 North Date Street Mesa, AZ 85201
FamilySPOTSE@lss-sw.org or 480-489-5772
East Mesa Family Resource Center
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 512 S. Ellsworth, Mesa, AZ 85208
FamilySPOTSE@lss-sw.org or 480-489-5773
Gilbert Family Resource Center
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 1159 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
FamilySPOTSE@lss-sw.org or 480-489-5771
Foster Care Services
Food Pantries and SNAP enrollment
Are you hungry? LSS-SW has two food pantry locations in Mesa. All that is needed is a photo ID.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry
142 N. Date, Mesa, AZ 85201
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:15 am
(except the 2nd Tuesday of the month)
Victory Lutheran Church Food Pantry
5946 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85205
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30 am
Need help enrolling in SNAP or AHCCCS? Schedule an appointment with our trained staff for assistance completing SNAP and AHCCCS enrollment in the privacy and convenience of our Family Resource Centers. Below are the hours and locations – an appointment is strongly encouraged. Schedule your appointment by calling 480-489-5774.
Mount of Olives Lutheran Church
3546 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018
Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
1500 W. Maryland Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015
Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Home Care, Meals on Wheels, and Shopping Services
Are you a refugee or asylee in need of legal immigration assistance, such as naturalization, status adjustment, family reunification, document replacement, or travel document preparation?
In Phoenix, call: 602-248-4400
In Tucson, call: 520-721-4444
Rent and Utility Assistance
Are you looking for financial assistance with rent or utilities?
A limited amount of financial assistance is available each month. Eligibility and availability are based upon a variety of factors. Please call 480-654-4539 for more information.
Are you in need of a safe palace to sleep tonight? I-HELP is a temporary shelter for individuals who have lost safe and stable housing. We currently serve 2 regions:
Southwest Valley Information and Intake:
Care 1st Avondale Resource Center
328 W. Western Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Mon-Fri, 9 am - 12 pm
Men and women welcome
Mesa Information and Intake:
Paz de Criso Community Center
424 W. Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85210
7 days a week, 4:30 pm