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Jan. 5 - Arizona Republic:  DES Director: The Reality About Food Stamps

Jan. 16 - Arizona Republic article: About 33,000 Arizonans to lose food stamps - two-thirds in Maricopa County

The Association of Arizona Food Banks

This organization has coordinated some very good information on the SNAP changes on their site www.azfoodbanks.org Click on “Advocacy” on the top bar, then on the drop down menu go to  “2016 SNAP Changes.” On that page, there are a couple of very helpful documents:  “Issue Briefing”  and  “Frequently Asked Questions.”  You can also email the organization if you have questions: angie@azfoodbanks.org

DES

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) administers Nutrition Assistance (formerly food stamps) for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.  These are links to the department’s site that may answer questions you have about the programs.

The local DES office is located at 5038 S. Price Rd, Tempe, 85282.  Phone: 602-771-0570.

Arizona DES https://des.az.gov/

SNAP information https://des.az.gov/content/nutrition-assistance-formerly-food-stamp-program-overview

TANF information https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/family-assistance

DES office locator https://eol.azdes.gov/

Workforce Development

These sites list jobs available or have services to help with job training:

City of Tempe job opportunities http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/internal-services/human-resources/job-opportunities

Goodwill Career Center http://www.goodwillaz.org/job-training/?gclid=CMGVoIi0p8oCFUVcfgodDKAH8g

Genesis Youth Program http://myhsd.maricopa.gov/Divisions/Workforce-Development/Youth-Services/WIA-Youth-Program.aspx

Arizona Workforce Connection Gilbert Career Center (One-Stop) for job search and job readiness programs, 735 N. Gilbert Rd. Ste. 134 Gilbert, 85234. Phone: 602-372-9700.

St. Joseph the Worker mobile unit for employment assistance, job search, financial assistance with transportation, uniforms, etc. https://sjwjobs.org/services/need-employment  
East Valley representative: Carol Reed, email: creed@sjwjobs.org. , phone: 602-292-4294

Volunteer Opportunities
If you need help finding a volunteer opportunity, please check these sites:

City of Tempe Volunteer Opportunities http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/volunteer

Tempe Community Action Agency http://tempeaction.org/

Veterans

In addition to the sites listed above under Workforce Development, these sites also offer a variety of links or services for jobs or education opportunities for veterans:

Veterans Resources www.tempe.gov/veterans

East Valley Veterans Education Center  http://www.evvec.org/Pages/default.aspx