Resources / Advocacy

Local and National Resources for Behavioral Health Communities

There are local and national organizations that provide resources for persons with behavioral health needs, family members, and caretakers of persons with behavioral health needs. Some of these are:

Family Service Agency (FSA)

1530 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014



NAMI Arizona – National Alliance on Mental Illness

Phoenix Area Phone: (602) 244-8166
Tempe Area Phone: (480) 277-6628
Outside Phoenix Area: 1-800-626-5022

NAMI Arizona has a HelpLine for information on mental illness, referrals to treatment and community services, and information on local consumer and family self-help groups throughout Arizona. NAMI Arizona provides emotional support, education, and advocacy to people of all ages who are affected by mental illness.


NAZCARE (Northern Arizona Consumers Advancing Recovery by Empowerment)

Phone: 928-224-4506 (Winslow); 928-213-0742 (Flagstaff); 928-793-4514 (Globe); 520-876-0004 (Casa Grande); 928-532-3108 (Show Low); 928-783-4253 (Yuma); 928-758-3665 (Bullhead); 928-753-1213 (Kingman); 928-442-9205 (Prescott); 928-333-3036 (Eagar); 928-575-4132 (Parker); 928- 634-1168 (Cottonwood); 520-586-8567 (Benson)

NAZCARE is a peer-orientated agency that uses a holistic approach to recovery and wellness by addressing the whole person in mind, body and spirit. NAZCARE provides services in Wellness Planning with a Wellness Coach to assist you on your journey to better wellness.


Wellness Connections

Phone: 520-452-0080

Based in Southeast Arizona, Wellness Connections uses a peer-run model. Through a large number of programs, activities, training and rehabilitation services, Wellness Connections empowers its members to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.


Arizona Center for Disability Law – Mental Health

Phone: (602) 274-6287 (Phoenix/voice or TTY); 1-800-927-2260 (statewide except Phoenix)

The Arizona Center for Disability Law is a federally designated Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Arizona. Protection and Advocacy Systems throughout the United States assure that the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities are protected. Protection and Advocacy Systems can pursue legal and administrative remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities to insure the enforcement of their constitutional and statutory rights.


Mentally Ill Kids In Distress (MIKID)

Phone: (602) 253-1240 (Maricopa)(520) 882-0142 ( Pima); (928)-775-4448 (Yavapai); (928)-726- 1983 (Yuma); (928)-245-4955 (Navajo and Apache counties);

MIKID provides support and help to families in Arizona with behaviorally challenged children, youth, and young adults. MIKID offers information on children’s issues, internet access for parents, referrals to resources, support groups, educational speakers, holiday and birthday support for children in out of home placement, and parent-to-parent volunteer mentors.


Division of Licensing Services

150 N. 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602)-364- 2536

Tucson Office
400 W. Congress, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 628-6965

The Division of Licensing Services licenses and monitors behavioral health facilities statewide. They investigate complaints against behavioral health facilities and conduct inspections of facilities.


Adult Protective Services (APS) Department of Economic Security Aging and Adult Administration

1789 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 950A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602)-542-4446

People can report abuse, neglect, and misuse of Arizona’s vulnerable or incapacitated adults, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the state’s hotline, 1-877-SOS-ADULT (1-877-767-2385); 1-877-815-8390 (TDD).



Department of Economics Security

The website of Arizona’s Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (ADRC). AZ Links helps Arizona seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and family members locate resources and services.

Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS)
P.O. Box 44240
Phoenix, AZ 85064-4240

Hotline: 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445); (602) 530-1831 (TDD)

Web site:

The Arizona Department of Child Safety receives, screens, and investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect, performs assessments of child safety, assesses the imminent risk of harm to the children, and evaluates conditions that support or refute the alleged abuse or neglect and need for emergency intervention.


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

801 E. Jefferson, MD 3400
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 417-7000

Web site to apply for AHCCCS coverage:  Health-e-Arizona PLUS

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (written as AHCCCS and pronounced ‘access’) is Arizona’s Medicaid program. AHCCCS oversees contracted health plans in the delivery of health care to individuals and families who qualify for Medicaid and other medical assistance programs. AHCCCS also contracts with the Division of Behavioral Health Services for behavioral health service coverage.


Arizona Smokers Helpline (ASHLine)

ASHLine: (800) 55-66-222


Tobacco Free Arizona

Many people have quit smoking through programs by the Arizona Smokers Helpline (ASHLine) and other resources available at Tobacco Free Arizona. The ASHLine has several valuable and no cost resources. If you want more information to help quit tobacco, please call the Arizona Smokers Helpline (ASHLine) at (800) 55-66-222, or visit or talk to your PCP. ASHLine also offers information to help protect you and your loved ones from second hand smoke.


Tribal Social Services (TSS)

Phone: 520-562-3396

Tribal Social Services provides a variety of programs to the community designed for the care and protection of its members: children, adults, and elders.

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