Catholic Charities Community Service has been helping Arizonians in need for over 80 years. The main mission is to assist those in need to become independent. More than 100,000 are helped by numerous Catholic Charities programs, which assist regardless of religion, cred, national origin, race, age.
Assisting Abused Women and Their Children
Women, single moms, who are in abusive relationships can find shelters that assist them in achieving an independent life free from abuse.
Catholic Charities Help Hotlines for Abused women and children:
24-hour My Sisters’ Place Hotline: 480.821.1024
Pathways Domestic Violence Counseling: 480.287.6503
Pathways Victim Advocacy Services: 602.819.0082
24-hour Local Shelter Hotline (CONTACTS): 602.263.8900 or 800.799.7739
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 602.279.2900 or 800.782.6400
National Hotline: 800.799.SAFE (7233)
Single Moms in need find help to permanently achieve independence through skill and resource building, education, and planning.
The EmpowerU Financial Foundation workshops teach Money Smart to help moms learn how to manage finances and their credits. They learn how to reduce financial stress, how to save and manage money, the difference between wants and needs, how to deal with creditors, how to avoid predatory lending.
Information on how to register contact:
Flagstaff: 928.774.9125 ext. 0 for the operator
Prescott: 928.778.2531 ext. 0 for the operator
Cottonwood: 928.634.4254 ext. 0 for the operator
Greater Phoenix: 602.650.4861 or 602.749.4401 en Español
Pregnancy and Adoption
This program helps moms deal with unplanned pregnancies. Caring pregnancy specialists are available for advice and directions around the clock through the hotline 888.818.4445. Specialists will help plan for what is best for the mom and the baby. This can mean giving birth and placing the baby with an adoptive family. Another option is available to temporarily care for the baby if the mother needs more time to make the decision whether to parent or to place in adoption. Read more.
Catholic Charities in Arizona has provided for more than twenty years emergency shelter and housing for single moms. The charity believes that the vulnerable need a safe place to raise their children with dignity.
The programs provided are:
– Affordable Housing
studios, one bedroom, two-three bedrooms units are available for those with an income at or below 50% or 60% respectively of the country’s median income.
– Foreclosure Relocation
Those, who lost their homes to foreclosure or are at risk of foreclosure, and who meet certain eligibility threshold, can benefit from services such as: case management, housing counseling, financial relocation assistance (security deposits, utility deposits, moving expenses, first month’s rent).
Search for affordable rental hosing in your area.
Read more about Catholic Charities in Arizona.