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

Organization

Website

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: https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/get-a-library-card
City of Avondale WiFi Access Map

 

Internet Providers Offering Free/Reduced Cost Access 

https://www.maricopa.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/community-student-resources/internet-services-access

Housing and Shelter 

AZ Housing Coalition

https://www.azhousingcoalition.org/

 

Phoenix, AZ Shelter List

https://www.shelterlist.com/city/az-phoenix

 

Wildfire (vast list of services)

https://wildfireaz.org/

Food Resources

Nutrition Assistance Program

https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus

 

AZ WIC Program

https://www.wicprograms.org/state/arizona

 

Produce on Wheels

http://www.produceonwheels.com/

 

Market on the Move

http://the3000club.org/wordpress/

Financial Hardship

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Emergency Assistance Fund

https://mcccdf.academicworks.com/opportunities/13443

 

AZ Financial Hardship Assistance

https://www.tanf.us/arizona.html

 

The Salvation Army

https://arizona.salvationarmy.org/arizona/Family-Services-Emergency-Assistance

 

Crain Family Foundation

https://www.crainfamilyfoundation.org/

Loss of Employment

AZ Department of Economic Security 

https://des.az.gov/

Transportation Issues

Alex Free Circular Routes (Phx) 

https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules/alex

 

Scottsdale Trolley Routes 

https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/trolley

 

AZ Department of Economic Security 

https://www.tempe.gov/government/engineering-and-transportation/transportation/bus-light-rail-paratransit-streetcar/orbit

Child Care Support

First Things First 

https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/

 

AZ Child Care Resource 

https://www.azccrr.com/

 

Children’s Centers 

https://www.phxchildren.com/

 

YMCA Referral 

https://valleyymca.org/

Personal Care

Crisis Response Network 

https://www.crisisnetwork.org/

 

National  Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Short-term Crisis Services 

https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/shelter-housing/short-term-crisis-services

Stress and Anxiety

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/COVID-19-and-Mental-Illness-NAMI-Releases-Important/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Additional Resources

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

https://211arizona.org/

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 covid19info@estrellamountain.edu.