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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Aging out of Foster Care
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Concerned About a Student?
The University of Arizona Dean of Students Office and Student Assistance team works closely with Fostering Success to help support students struggling with academic, personal, or emotional difficulties or who may be exhibiting concerning behavior. Our Student Assistance partners assist students with managing barriers that impede their success and strive for a culture of caring on campus.
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.
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.
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!