Community Resources

In the course of providing counseling to students, a referral to an appropriate community resource may become necessary. A partial listing of referral sources is provided below. Please click on the resources of interest in order to visit their web page. Call or write for information if no web page is available.

Behavioral Health

Community Information and Referral: 1 (800) 352-3792
Provides accurate and current information and referral to community resources. Assistance is available by telephone in English and Spanish.

Banner Helpline (602) 254-4357 (254-HELP), or toll-free in Arizona at 1 (800) 254-4357
A referral service for all health related issues, services, and information. Both lines operate twenty-four hours per day, and provide free assessment for level of care and treatment needed.

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care – Provides mental health services in Maricopa County to those who qualify.

Phoenix VA Health Care System – Provides medical and mental health services to Veterans in Arizona.

St. Lukes - Behavioral Health Center 1 (800) 821-4193 or (602) 251-8535
Twenty-four hour emergency services and evaluation. Initial evaluation is free. Additional services must be paid for or covered by insurance.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Information and Treatment Locator.

Important: The Counseling Department at Scottsdale Community College does not assume responsibility for the quality of services provided by mental health agencies listed on the site. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement nor does omission indicate disapproval.

Basic Needs Assistance

Seeking Emergency Shelter and Affordable Rental Housing in Arizona

Central Arizona Shelter Services located on 12th Avenue and Madison provides access to shelter, meals, showers, medical/dental care and housing assistance.

Maricopa Community College's Basic Needs

Maricopa Community Colleges is committed to the academic success of our students, and we understand that basic needs have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students. Basic needs can include food, housing, transportation, wellness, and other important areas. This page will connect students and their families to basic needs information and resources and it will evolve as more resources are added.