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Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – Call 988

In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the FCC ordered all 988 calls to be directed to the Lifeline telephone infrastructure.

988 will provide easier access to the Lifeline network and related crisis resources, which are distinct from 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).
This number works through text as well.
  • For those who are deaf/hard of hearing:
    • For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (para hispanohablantes): 988

Homelessness/la falta de vivienda

  • #2: Youth on Their Own (YOTO)
    • “Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness in grades 6-12 who are enrolled in a public, private, charter, or alternative school in Pima County.”
    • Services: financial assistance, basic human needs (“mini-mall” & transportation), guidance (housing referrals, personal counseling, success coaching, medical care, computers, employment opportunities)
    • (520)293-1136
  • #3: Tucson/Pima Coordinated Entry System
  • #4: Shelter List

Food/la comida

General Resource Finder/buscador de recursos

Immigration/la inmigración/la ciudadanía

  • #2: Asylum Clinic
    • “The clinic is held on an as-needed basis for torture victims seeking asylum. One physician, student, and interpreter meet with the client to document torture, not for evaluation of physical illness. The Asylum Program of Arizona uses the medical affidavit as part of the court case seeking political asylum for the victim.”
    • See Medical #1 for all CUP clinic services
    • (520)981-1163


  • #2: Transgender Medicine at El Rio Health
    • “providing primary care (including preventative, chronic and acute care services), gender-confirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers, discussions about gender identity and referrals to specialists.”
    • See Medical #2 for El Rio Health (general)
  • #3: SAAF
    • SAAF offers those living with HIV/AIDS an array of services based on need including Housing, Food, Case Management, and Support Groups.
    • Supports a variety of LGBT+ resources such as Spectrum and EON Youth Lounge.
  • #4: Spectrum
    • Inclusive and LGBT+ relevant sex education courses, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health therapy referral (~6 free sessions!), confidential HIV testing, and community resource navigation.
  • #5: EON Youth Lounge (also known as Thornhill Lopez Center On 4th)
    • Eon is a safe space that serves LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13-24. Great resource for any LGBT+ youth who needs basic resources (such as food, clothes, chest binders, hygiene products, etc.) Many cool events are updated on their Facebook page. (EON is under the non-profit SAAF)
    • (520)628-7223

Medical/la clínica médica

  • Health-e-Arizona Plus 
    • is an online system created by Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) that allows individuals to apply for AHCCCS health insurance, Kids Care, nutrition assistance, and cash assistance. 
    • Statewide 
    • 1-855-432-7587

Mental Health/la salud mental/Substance Use

  • #1: THRIVE Lifeline
    • “If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis and need to chat with a qualified crisis responder, we are here for you. Text “THRIVE” to begin your conversation with us 24/7/365, from anywhere: +1.313.662.8209
  • Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASH) 
    • There are many health risks from smoking. If you are over 18 and are ready to quit smoking, help is available through the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASH). A “coach” will be assigned to you and provide you with education and support through weekly telephone calls throughout the quit process. 
    • Statewide 
    • 1-800-556-622
  • #3: Crisis Text Line
    • Provides free 24/7 support and information via text. A trained counselor will respond via a secure platform to help individuals through painful emotions and/or situations.
    • Text “HOME” to 741741 or visit the site to message on Facebook or WhatsApp (Different phone number for UK, Canada, and Ireland)
    • Envía un mensaje de texto con la palabra AYUDA al 741741 para comunicarte con un Consejero de Crisis.
  • #4: MIND Clinic
    • “The MIND Clinic is an outpatient psychiatric clinic for uninsured people in Tucson. ​We provide psychiatric assessment and medication management for adults and children with anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar, schizophrenia, or any other mental illness. We do not provide addiction or substance abuse treatment.”
    • See Medical #1 for all CUP clinic services
    • (520) 428-4834
  • #6: Deveraux Advanced Behavioral Health
    • Arizona specific site: 
    • Services: Assessment and Intervention Center (AIC), Outpatient Services (therapy), Therapeutic Foster Care, Brief Intervention Program (BIP), Respite
    • Free Outpatient Services (6 sessions) through Spectrum referral: See LGBTQIA+ #5

Technology Access/acceso a la tecnología

Women’s Health/salud de la mujer

  • #1: Women’s Clinic
    • “Women’s Clinic (through CUP) is a medical student-run organization serving low-income and uninsured men and women in the Tucson community. Our clinic mainly serves women from a local center against domestic abuse but is open to the public. Services: Women’s wellness check-up exams, Pap smears, Sexually Transmitted Infection check, Intra- Uterine device placement or removal, Blood work checks, Ultrasounds”
    • See Medical #1 for all CUP clinic services
    • (520) 981-1222

Violence Survivor Support/apoyo a sobrevivientes de violencia

  • #2: Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse

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