Resources

Fostering Success strives to connect students and those helping our students with the resources they need. Community and campus resources are always changing; however, we will do our best to keep this page up-to-date regarding what's available. If you are experiencing any issues connecting with these resources, or would like to suggest a change to this page, please contact us at fosteringsuccess@email.arizona.edu.


 

Crisis Response

 

Anyone can find themselves in crisis and there's no shame in knowing that you need some help to get through it! The Crisis Response Center, operated by Banner University Medical Center, is a valuable resource for those experiencing immediate mental health needs. Contact the Crisis Response Center at (520) 622-6000.

When in doubt, call 911.

Crisis Response Center

211 Arizona

 

211 Arizona is a service connecting all Arizonans to health and human services in their communities. This comprehensive site offers connections to countless resources statewide. You can also dial 211 on your phone to connect to these resources.

211 Arizona

Food - UA Campus Pantry

The mission of the UA Campus Pantry is to alleviate hunger in the UA Wildcat community by providing food assistance to those in need. For more information about food distribution and events visit the Campus Pantry website.

UA Campus Pantry

Food - Community Food Bank

 

Not having enough to eat is a widespread problem amongst college students, especially those that do not have the option to call home for immediate help. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona provides a range of options for those struggling with food insecurity.

Community Food Bank

Food - Apply for SNAP (Food Stamps)

 

Nutrition Assistance or SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program) is Arizona’s program for helping those that are struggling with hunger. The Department of Economic Security provides guidelines for eligibility and the process of applying on their website. Additional help with the application process is available through various local agencies.

Apply for SNAP

Campus Mental Health

 

Counseling And Psych Services (CAPS) offers psychological counseling and psychiatric services to students to help them cope with personal problems so that they can successfully achieve their educational goals.

CAPS

Housing - On Campus

 

Living on campus can be a game changer! There's a lot of evidence to suggest that living on campus increases GPA and graduation rates. The UA offers a variety of options for housing - check it out!

Campus Housing

Housing - Off Campus Student Housing

 

UA Housing and Residential Life partners with several off campus locations where students enjoy a number of perks and amenities.

Off Campus Housing

Housing - Primavera Foundation

 

Housing is one of our most basic needs as human beings. Without stable housing, it's unrealistic to think that a student will realize their potential in the classroom, on campus, and in life. Primavera Foundation offers several housing assistance options.

Primavera Housing

Housing - Our Family Services

 

Housing insecurity affects more UA students than you may think. Supports are available through Our Family Services, community leader working to end homelessness for all.

Our Family Services

Aging out of Foster Care

 

Turning 18 and in foster care? This resource comes from Fostering Advocates of Arizona which has a wealth of information about foster care resources available. In Arizona, youth may voluntarily remain working with the Department of Child Safety until their 21st birthday.

Learn more

Resources at Metro

 

Goodwill Metro Youth Program on 4th Avenue - just a short distance from campus - offers several resources for young adults ages 14-24, that income qualify.

The staff at Goodwill Metro are some of the most knowledgable in our community about connecting youth to desperately needed resources and caring adults. Every 2nd Tuesday 11am-3pm, Metro offers help with applying for benefits such as AHCCCS (health insurance) and SNAP (food stamps) and getting connected with community providers for added support.

Goodwill Metro

Employment - Goodwill Job Connection Centers

 

Finding a job is important - Goodwill of Southern Arizona does some amazing work with people struggling to secure employment. There are four Job Connection Centers in the Tucson area that welcome walk-ins and provide support for employment needs.

Goodwill Job Connections

Employment - Arizona@Work

 

Arizona@Work helps job seekers connect with the services and programs needed to find, prepare for, and keep the right job. You can post your resume on the statewide job database, get career guidance and assessment, engage in customized training, education and skills development, connect directly with employers, and much more!

Arizona@Work

Employment - UA Handshake

 

On Handshake, you can easily search and apply for on-campus jobs, internships, and full-time opportunities with employers recruiting UA students and alumni. You'll also gain access to career coaching, job fairs, and skills building programming. There is so much to be gained from this resource!

Campus Jobs

Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth

 

Youth that were in foster care or tribal foster care in the state of Arizona on their 18th birthday, currently live in Arizona and meet the citizenship requirements should apply for the Young Adult Transitional Insurance Program, or YATI. There are no exclusions based on income and most youth are eligible for YATI until their 26th birthday. For more information call Keogh Health Connection at (602)266-0397 or email at keoghhealth.org.

YATI Information

Healthy Relationships

 

Relationships are complicated and can add so much to our lives.

exists to engage, educate, and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. A 24/7 text line is available for those struggling with abusive relationships- text "loveis" to 22522 for help. For more information call Love Is Respect at (866) 331-9474.

Love Is Respect

Pregnancy & Parenting Supports On Campus

 

The University is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment for students that are pregnant and/or parenting. Attendance flexibility, lactation rooms, and childcare are just a few of the resources this office has to offer!

Campus Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy & Parenting Supports

 

Starting out Right provides health education and supportive services to pregnant and parenting youth ages 21 and younger. This program provides several classes, supportive services, and a scholarship program.

Learn more

Financial literacy - Take Charge Cats

 

Take Charge Cats provides financial literacy training and is an amazing resource available right here on campus! From workshops to newsletters filled with helpful information, this campus program is definitely one to take advantage of!

Take Charge Cats

Financial literacy - How tos

 

Consumer.gov offers information on everything from creating a budget to learning how to protect yourself from identity theft. The one-stop-shop is a great starting point for anyone that has questions about financial well being.

consumer.gov

Taxes - Get help from VITA

 

Filing taxes can be stressful and confusing even for those not filing for the first time. The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona provides Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for those that income qualify. Check out their website for more information on how to take advantage of this incredibly helpful service!

Tax Filing Assistance - VITA

Concerned About a Student?

 

The University of Arizona Dean of Students office works closely with Fostering Success to help support students struggling with academic, personal, or emotional difficulties or who may be exhibiting concerning behavior. CARE reports can be submitted by any person concerned about a student. Reports will be evaluated during normal business hours.

Submit a CARE Report

Academic Support - THINK TANK

 

Seeking the best possible grades on math quizzes? Writing a first-rate paper? Refining you Spanish essay? The THINK TANK is here for you. Found in a variety of locations on campus, the THINK TANK is home to the Writing Center and math, science, Spanish, and French tutoring.

THINK TANK

Thrive Center

 

Thrive Center is all about support, connection, and making the most of your time at the UA. Thrive provides a variety of resources and programs (including Fostering Success!!), from learning your way around campus to grad school preparation. Thrive Center offers workshops and mentoring options that can help you stay connected.

Learn more

Professional Clothing

 

The YWCA of Southern Arizona is a valuable Fostering Success community partner connecting our students that identify as a female to professional clothing to be used for upcoming job interviews or employment needs. Click the red JOIN button at the top right of this window to participate in Fostering Success and request a referral to Your Sister's Closet at the YWCA!

YWCA of Southern AZ