COVID-19 Resource Updates - Maryvale
April 6, 2020
Dear friends:

Hoping you and your families REMAIN safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. 

Here’s the latest update of resources, notices, etc. for Maryvale. The state, city, and many organizations now have Update Pages (which compile many resources) and those are listed first below.

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COVID-19 information in English or Spanish, dial 2-1-1.

Or visit - to help individuals and families find food, pay house bills, access free childcare, and other essential services during our current situation.

AZ Together (State superpage for COVID-19 resources) #AZTogether
AZ Unido: #AZUnido

St. Mary’s Mobile food pantries list/calendar:  

Cartwright Elementary School District Updates/Resources Page:

Isaac Elementary School District Updates Page:

Pendergast Elementary School District Update Page:

City of Phoenix COVID-19 Update Page:  
City of Phoenix Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources:

Maricopa County Health Dept. Coronavirius Disease 2019 page

West Valley Resources – WestMarc:

Wesley Community and Health Centers (including Golden Gate) has the ability to see new patients for family primary health care as well as telehealth appointments available.  (602)-233-0017

Mountain Park Health Center (NOTE: these are Phoenix-wide): /
Mountain Park is now Offering Appointments Over the Phone
Right now the safest thing for everyone to do is stay home. In an effort to continue meeting the needs of our patients, while helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our staff and patients safe, appointments can now be done over the phone. To have your next appointment be over the phone, simply call us at (602) 243-7277 and ask to schedule a phone visit with your provider.

Councilwoman Betty Guardado is sending regular COVID-19 updates. 
You can sign up for her list here:   
Parks & Recreation: For the Easter holiday weekend (Sat. April 11 & Sun. April 12) the following policy will be in effect:
  • Flatland parks will be open for residents to access walking paths and green space only
  • No picnicking will be allowed
  • Restrooms will remain open
  • Parking lots for flatland parks will be closed, but those with a disabled parking placard will be allowed access
Detailed information about the city's parks and their amenities is available by visiting .  

Human Services: Effective Monday, April 6, staff at the three Arizona@Work City of Phoenix Job Centers will start teleworking. This will allow us to implement recommended social distancing measures to protect our clients and staff. Client intakes, ongoing case management and referrals for supportive services will occur via phone or email. Please visit their website or contact West office: 3406 North 51st Ave.
Phoenix, 85031 & Phone (623) 245-6200, Fax (623) 247-9172

Municipal Court: The court is postponing (continuing) jury trials through April 30, 2020 (from April 17, 2020)
  • The court is postponing (continuing) arraignments that are currently scheduled through April 30, 2020, until after May 12, 2020.
  • The court is only allowing persons with scheduled court appearances to enter the court building (similar to what City Hall is doing with requiring appointments)
  • Those persons without scheduled court appearances, are directed to call the Court for direction.
  • Petitions for Orders of Protection, although typically unscheduled court appearances, will proceed in order to protect the public. Although individuals seeking protective orders and any witnesses will be allowed entry into the courthouse, telephonic appearances are to be utilized where feasible.
  • If you feel or are sick please stay home! By protecting yourself, you are also ensuring the safety of your friends, families, and neighbors

Ciudad de Phoenix Distrito 5 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Actualización (04/03/2020)
Parques y Recreación : Para el fi n de semana de vacaciones de Pascua (sábado 11 de abril y domingo 12 de abril) se aplicará la siguiente política:
  • Los parques de tierra plana estarán abiertos para que los residentes tengan acceso a senderos para caminar y espacios verdes solamente
  • No se permitirán “picnics” o reuniones con comida al aire libre
  • Los baños permanecerán abiertos.
  • Los estacionamientos para parques planos estarán cerrados, pero aquellos con un cartel de estacionamiento para discapacitados tendrán acceso permitido
Para obtener información detallada sobre los parques de la ciudad y sus servicios, visite .

Servicios Humanos: a partir del lunes 6 de abril, el personal de los tres centros de empleo de Arizona@Work City of Phoenix Job Centers comenzará a trabajar a distancia. Esto nos permitirá implementar medidas recomendadas de distanciamiento social para proteger a nuestros clientes y personal. La toma de clientes, el proceso continuo de casos y las referencias para servicios de apoyo se realizarán por teléfono o correo electrónico. Visite su sitio web o comuníquese con la oficina del oeste: 3406 North 51st Ave. Phoenix, 85031 y teléfono (623) 245-6200, fax (623) 247-9172

Tribunal (Corte) municipal: el tribunal pospone (continúa) los juicios con jurado hasta el 30 de abril de 2020 (desde el 17 de abril de 2020)
  • El tribunal está posponiendo (continuando) las acusaciones actualmente programadas hasta el 30 de abril de 2020, hasta después del 12 de mayo.
  • La corte solo permite que personas con comparecencias programadas entren al edificio (similar a lo que está haciendo el Ayuntamiento “City Hall” al pedir citas)
  • A aquellas personas sin comparecencias programadas en el tribunal, se les pide que llamen al Tribunal para recibir instrucciones.
  • Las solicitudes de Órdenes de Protección, procederán para proteger al público. Aunque las personas que buscan órdenes de protección y cualquier testigo podrán ingresar al juzgado, se utilizarán las apariencias telefónicas.
• Para obtener información adicional sobre la respuesta local al coronavirus, visite el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Maricopa y los sitios web del Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona .
Si se siente o está enfermo, ¡quédese en casa! Al protegerse, también garantiza la seguridad de sus amigos, familiares y vecinos.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits:

Financial Assistance Programs:

For Job Seekers and Laid-Off Workers:

Offers interviewing, resume development, resume samples, career search strategies. INFO:

Connecting professionals in career transition with hiring companies and quality resources. INFO:

Offers career planning, interviewing, resume development. INFO:

Watts Family YMCA Career Services:
The Valley of the Sun YMCA will continue to provide adult and youth career services through this uncertain time; providing one-on-one counseling for resume building and job search assistance. If you or someone you know is need of these services, please reach out to
ACYR Free Network+ Certification Training :
I am running this IET program and it is completely free!! 16+ and the program starts 4/20/19/. This program is completely virtual and I am willing to do a virtual information session if you know anyone who is interested.  Contact 602-252-6721 in interested.

Lowe's is Hiring
Apply at or Text JOBS to 56937

Mountain Park Health Center is currently hiring for a wide range of positions. If there is anyone interested in applying please apply with us online at:
Maricopa County School Food Distribution Sites (Map):

St. Mary’s Mobile food pantries list/calendar: .

The Heart of Isaac Community Center
Breakfast and lunch will be available to be served to all children under the age of 18 at all of our sites during the school closure. Breakfast will be offered between 8 - 9 am and lunch will be offered between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.

School officials will serve breakfast and lunch to all children during the closure at all Isaac schools. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Students do not have to be enrolled at ISD. Also, meals will be provided at bus stops shown on this  map See meal routes . INFO:

The Cartwright School District will be providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18 starting March 17, 2020. The meals will be served in a "grab-and-go" method to allow for faster service. INFO:
Pendergast Elementary School District Update Page:

All PXU school cafeterias will open from 10:00 a.m. – Noon to serve food to any individual 18 years old or younger. INFO:

Harvest Compassion Center : Free groceries, hygiene items, baby items, and clothing . North Phoenix location is open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 9am to 11:30am. Maryvale location is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-11:30am
Housing & Legal Services

Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance Program (State Housing Dept.) - Apply at: .

Interested applicants who do not have computer access can call their local  Community Action Agency  to initiate an application over the telephone. 

Save Our Home AZ (State foreclosure assistance initiative):
SOHAZ Program questions may be directed to the Arizona Department of Housing, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by calling (602) 771-1000 or by visiting .
View information on the SOHAZ program  HERE .
The Arizona Department of Housing also operates a toll-free hotline staffed with housing counselors to answer questions about housing in Arizona. To reach a housing counselor toll free, Arizonans can call: 1-877-448-1211.

Utilities – City of Phoenix Human Services:

CPLC Rental & Housing Questions:
Info about Rental & Housing Questions, plus services available through CPLC's Housing Counseling Program (Phx 602-253-0838 & Tucson 520-882-0018)
Community Legal Services has a series of resources and forms for tenants affected by COVID-19 – including requests for postponement of evictions - ; 1-800-852-9075
Community Legal Services has created sample notices in English and Spanish for tenants to give to their landlords and TIPS for how to handle this process. I am attaching the notices and TIPS. Please help us get the word out to the community about this important protection for not just tenants but everyone in Arizona.
Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-14 provides that the enforcement of evictions can be delayed in certain circumstances related to COVID-19. The Order did not stop eviction actions. Instead, the constable will not lock out the tenant after the eviction judgment, if the tenant provides their landlord any of the following:
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and must be quarantined;
  • You have been ordered to self-quarantine by a medical professional because of your symptoms as defined by the Centers for Disease Control;
  • Someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and you must be quarantined;
  • You have a health condition, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, that makes you more at risk for COVID-19 than the average person;
  • You have suffered a substantial loss of income as a result of COVID-19, such as job loss, reduced pay or compensation, your workplace closed, an obligation to miss work to care for a home-bound school-age child or other circumstances.
Remote Learning/Teaching Resources for Families:
ASU for You - ASU Superpage for Learners of ALL Levels:
Parenting during a Pandemic: Arizona Trauma Institute Webinar Series
This is a three week coaching and resource group which begins April 9 th . It is free and will be hosted on Zoom

ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Community Resources for K-12:
For infants-prek families:  First Things First 
Scholastic Learn at Home : Free, leveled, interactive literacy lessons for kids Prek-9th grade
VOOKS   is offering 30 days free. This is an ad free, online library of animated story books. In addition to the free 30 days, there are resource guides with some books to do easy at home activities. 
Mystery Science  : Ever seen Mystery Doug? If you like him, check out Mystery Science for a free membership and a starter list of easy, online K-5 science lessons you can do at home.
Brain POP : offering free access to interactive activities in a wide variety of subject for Kinder through middle school. They also have Brain POP ELL for English Language Learners. 

streaming live on YouTube from 9-2:00 during the week. You can follow the schedule or jump in just to subjects that interest your child. They have lessons for Prek-12th grade. 
Masks, Food, Family Supplies: Mountain Park has a critical need for N95 face masks. If you know of any organizations will to donate or sell their supply, please let me know. We are also doing our best to combat food insecurity for our patients and the community and accepting donated food and produce. Lastly, if you yourself or your organization has any resources that could be donated including food, diapers, wipes, Similac formula, etc., we are working to have some of these emergency supplies for patients. Contact Sydney Rood at  or (602) 299-6233 for details

Medical Volunteers: (from #AZ Together):

Donate Blood:

Request Volunteer Support (from #AZTogether):

For Nonprofits:

AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund - Nonprofit Funding Request for COVID-19 Support Initiatives:

Alliance of AZ Nonprofits Update on Stimulus Package:
COVID-19 Survey
Take the Lodestar survey for non-profits impacted by COVID-19...your responses will help decision-makers and philanthropy know how to best support you and your communities.
Small Business:
From LISC Phoenix and Vitalyst Health Foundation:

Attention all nonprofit leaders, small business partners and tribal businesses. We urgently recommend that you contact your bank today for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The program authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to cover payroll, rent, and utilities. Your organization may receive up to two months of payroll costs plus 25%. 

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to keep your workers on payroll and your doors open. If employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, the SBA will forgive the portion of your loan used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest and utilities. Loans can be up to $10 million and up to 100 percent forgivable. 

Additional information on the program will be updated as available at and through email. For any questions, email us at .
Additional Resources
Below is a list of common resources to help you with your Payment Protection Program loan request:
·         Borrower Application
To learn more about LISC’s response to the pandemic, visit our dedicated COVID-19 web pages .
Compiled and collected by the ASU Design Studio for Community Solutions. Please send any updates/notices to be included to (602) 496-2520.  WE WILL UPDATE and SEND as new resources/updates occur.
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