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

 

 

 

A NEW LEAF NOW HAS SEVERAL CHOICES FOR FREE ON-LINE FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS

In order to make it easier to find the workshops and sign up, you can see them all on the A New Leaf website under both the Phoenix Workforce Calendars. All workshops are currently virtual.
The May on-line workshops include:

Maintaining and Improving Your Credit (offered twice a week) In partnership with Operation Hope. This includes the option to schedule a free one on one private call with certified Financial Wellbeing Coach to review the individual’s credit report and create a plan to improve their credit score.

These workshops are led by BBVA Bank:
Time to Create a Budget
Protecting your Identity On-Line
Small Business Financial Wellness - How Businesses Obtain Credit

Here's a link directly to the May Calendar. http://bit.ly/EventsPhx

Everyone can attend these workshops so please feel free to share widely.

 

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.

 

SITTING PRETTY IN RETIREMENT

April is Financial Literacy Month. In observation, AKA-DBO will host a Retirement Planning Workshop featuring Partner & Wealth Advisor, Tonette Echols, CFP®. See the flyer here.
To register for this event and obtain login information, please send an email to: economiclegacy@dbo-aka.org

 

HOW CAN I BECOME A FOSTER PARENT?

CLICK FOR FOSTER PARENT/ ADOPTION CHECKLIST

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. The willingness of people like you to help Arizona's children is part of what makes our State great! The first step is to view the five-part orientation video series. If you have not yet viewed all five videos, or if you want to watch the videos again, you can find them here. Your next step in the process is to select the licensing agency with whom you wish to work. Remember, you need to select an agency based on the county where you live. You can use this Matrix to find agencies in your county. DCS encourages prospective foster and adoptive parents to interview several licensing agencies before making a final decision. It's important to find an agency with whom you are comfortable because they will be asking you deeply personal questions and will frequently be in your home. As a reminder, here's the link to our tips for selecting an agency.

We know this is a big decision. At any time throughout the process, you can email us with questions at FosterAdoption@azdcs.gov or call us at 1-877 KIDS-NEEDU (1-877-543-7633). We're happy to talk with you during business hours, or you can leave us a message and we'll call you back. See the checklist attached. Best, Statewide Recruitment Specialist Department of Child Safety P.O. Box 6030-CH010-22A Phoenix, AZ 85005-6030 Phone 602-255-2640/877KidsneedU Lynn.Griffin@azdcs.gov AZDCS Website| Twitter| to report child abuse or neglect: 1-888-SOS-CHILD

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

 

 

FROM THE PHOENIX AVIATION PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM

Keep the Phoenix Aviation Public Relations team in mind if you would like to bring your students and staff for an airport tour or have us speak to your students at school about Aviation Careers. Contact me or view the following web link for further details.

https://www.skyharbor.com/about/administration/CommunityInvolvmentandPrograms/AirportSpeakers

We have enjoyed showing off your airport and discussing aviation careers to you, your staff, and students over the last few years. Best wishes for a prosperous new school year!


Take Care,

Greg Montes
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
Public Relations Division
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
2485 E. Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034
O - 602.273.4087
email: greg.montes@phoenix.gov

 

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

 

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.

CLICK HERE OR CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE INFO

 

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.

 

 

Drug Rehab Connections

DrugRehabConnections.com
Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab and treatment centers.
occupational trainings.
We are not a Treatment Center. We are a starting point to finding individuals and families help that are battling addiction. We are not afraid to call addiction what it is, a disease. We believe that we can’t help those who need help unless we are ready to call addiction what it

 

 

 

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

 

THE ARIZONA COALITION FOR MILITARY FAMILIES IS HIRING.

ACMF and the Be Connected program are hiring! Please see this link for a Communications Team Lead position, a support line position and navigator positions that will be posting soon. Please share. Thank you!

https://arizonacoalition.org/jobs/"

ACYR WORKSHOP TEAM WORKSHOPS

oday’s employers require and expect all staff to have exceptional Customer Service Skills. The ACYR Workshop Team will provide proven tools and techniques that are used by small and large companies to gain and maintain a solid customer base.

Join the ACYR Workshop Team in our Customer Service 101 Part 1 and Part 2 Workshops:

https://www.eventbrite.com/x/customer-service-101-part-1-workshop-tickets-106415080370 [eventbrite.com]
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/customer-service-101-part-2-workshop-tickets-106426273850 [eventbrite.com]

See the flyer here.

 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

 

KIDS CAFE

Kids and teens (ages 0-18) can pick up a Free healthy breakfast and lunch!
Parents can pick up meals on behalf of their children, with appropriate documentation

8:00 - 1:00 am Monday - Friday
5:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 am - noon on Saturday

See flyer for more info

 

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)

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

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.

CLICK TO SEE BROCHURE

 

COMMUNITY EXCHANGE EMAIL BROADCAST

Our Community Exchange is a web based system that enables anyone in Maricopa County to seek and share resources. Community Exchange team partners are able to: Send a message throughout our Exchange network requesting assistance in meeting an identified need. Donate physical items and resources to meet the needs of others. Share important announcements and list community events. It is not necessary to sign in to access the directory of community resources under the 'Resources' link. The Community Exchange fosters the belief that people helping people builds a stronger community.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

 

 

GRIEF GROUPS SPRING 2020

 

Banner Hospice offers the Grief Recovery Program, a step-by-step approach to healing from loss. It addresses death and divorce as well as other significant emotional losses. During each module, participants learn tools enabling them to regain a sense of meaning even though life is different after the loss.

This structured format, designed for adults, uses The Grief Recovery Handbook written by John James and Russell Friedman. You may bring your own copy or receive one at the meeting for $15. In each module, the first few meetings are open to new participants (see schedule), following which it becomes a closed group. Reserve your place in the group: call 480.657.1167.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

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

 

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.

CLICK TO SEE FLYER

 

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.

LOSS OF HEALTH INSURANCE – WHERE TO FIND HELP

Thousands of Arizonans are losing health insurance coverage or losing income and becoming AHCCCS, KidsCare, and SNAP eligible. No-cost help is available if consumers want to see if they are eligible for AHCCCS, KidsCare, SNAP, or coverage from HealthCare.gov.

  • If you need help: Contact Cover Arizona at 800.377.3536 or go to www.coveraz.org/connector to ask questions or to make an appointment. Bilingual Certified Application Assisters are available to help you over the phone, you may not need to meet in-person. We can help with Medicaid as well as the Health Insurance Marketplace and seeking a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
  • All Federally Qualified Health Centers across Arizona can help also with enrollment and primary care. If someone is uninsured, they may qualify for a sliding-fee. Go to https://www.aachc.org/communityhealthcenters/map/ and enter your zip code to find your nearest Community Health Center and call them to arrange for help with applications.
  • If you want to do-it-yourself: For AHCCCS, KidsCare and SNAP go to www.healthearizonaplus.gov or 1-855-432-7587 (1-800-HEA-PLUS). For the Health Insurance Marketplace go to www.healthcare.gov or 800.318.2596

Additional Help

  • Need assistance with food, housing, employment, or other services? Check out the resources on www.211arizona.org or dial 2-1-1 to talk with someone about your situation
  • To apply for Unemployment Insurance: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/employment/-individual or 877.600.2722, Phoenix: 602.364.2722, Tucson 520.791.2722

Consider these facts

  • AHCCCS and KidsCare are open for enrollment year-round. Eligibility is based on income, not assets. Thousands of Arizonans are eligible but have not tried to enroll. If a family’s income has been reduced, they may now be eligible.
  • You can use the same application for AHCCCS and KidsCare when applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP - formerly Food Stamps), and cash assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • The Health Insurance Marketplace grants Special Enrollment Periods for people who have lost their insurance coverage and for several other reasons. If you recently lost employer-sponsored coverage, you may be eligible to enroll, and if you lose income you may qualify for financial assistance.

For More Information: Allen Gjersvig, Director Outreach, and Enrollment Services
Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
480.223.3567 voice & text | alleng@aachc.org

RESOURCES IN SPANISH

¿Necesita seguro médico, estampillas de comida, o asistencia en efectivo?

See the flyer for more info

 

SENIOR DIRECTORY - CLICK FOR THIS WEB RESOURCE

 

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!!!

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR GRANDPARENTS & SENIORS

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

 

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

 

 

 

FAMILY INFORMATION

Need Help Reuniting with Your Child?

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

 

HOUSING INFORMATION

Assistance Animals and the Fair Housing Act

Assistance animals are not pets. They are animals that do work, perform tasks, assist, and/or provide therapeutic emotional support for individuals with disabilities.There are two types of assistance animals: (1) service animals, and (2) other animals that do work, perform tasks, provide assistance, and/or provide therapeutic emotional support for individuals with disabilities. ​
SEE MORE INFO HERE.

Fair Housing

Fair Housing is the right of everyone to have access to all housing opportunities without discrimination based on:

RACE
SEX
RELIGION
COLOR
DISABILITY
NATIONAL ORIGIN
FAMILIALSTATUS
GENDER IDENTITY
GENDER EXPRESSION

SEE MORE INFO HERE.

DONATIONS

Clothing Donations Start July 1st


For more information please visit our website at Phoenix.DressforSuccess.org or call us at (602) 489-7397 or email our Boutique Manager Pat@dressforsuccessphoenix.org.
SEE MORE INFO HERE.

 
 
 

 

 

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