Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - CAMPUS CLOSED: Summer 2020 in-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes are continuing as scheduled. Students should log in to Canvas to access their courses. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.  Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Sign up for Rave Alerts  |  Need EMCC Help Now?  |  Log in to Canvas

Support Services and Community Resources

If you need assistance with basic needs, including food, shelter, or financial support, see the resource list below.

We are adding more resources on a regular basis to assist you in meeting your individual needs. Please reference the Maricopa Community Colleges Basic Needs Assistance website for more information during these difficult times.

Area of Need



Online Study Tools 

EMCC Emergency Computer Loan Program

Apply using this form.


City of Avondale WiFi Access Locations (Avondale library card required)

Get an Avondale Library Card:
City of Avondale WiFi Access Map


Internet Providers Offering Free/Reduced Cost Access

Housing and Shelter 

AZ Housing Coalition


Phoenix, AZ Shelter List


Wildfire (vast list of services)

Food Resources

Nutrition Assistance Program


AZ WIC Program


Produce on Wheels


Market on the Move

Financial Hardship

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Emergency Assistance Fund


AZ Financial Hardship Assistance


The Salvation Army


Crain Family Foundation

Loss of Employment

AZ Department of Economic Security

Transportation Issues

Alex Free Circular Routes (Phx)


Scottsdale Trolley Routes


AZ Department of Economic Security

Child Care Support

First Things First


AZ Child Care Resource


Children’s Centers


YMCA Referral

Personal Care

Crisis Response Network


National  Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Short-term Crisis Services

Stress and Anxiety

National Alliance on Mental Illness


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Additional Resources

AZ 211 - Get Connected. Get Answers and
Find Help Phoenix.

The staff and faculty at Estrella Mountain Community College are also diligently working to support you as you continue your academic journey. We are able to assist you virtually by phone, email, and web conferencing. You may also reference our Department Hours and Contact Information page, complete our Student Services Request Form, or send us an email at