Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Project Connect: December

Project Connect is for Individuals and families who need assistance with housing, shelter, benefits, identification, and other basic health and human services. We invite people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their current housing or shelter. 

The event will be located at the First New Life Missionary Baptist church, 1902 W. Roeser Ave, Phoenix AZ 85041 and will happen Tuesday, Dec 21 2010 8AM to 3PM. 

Services Provided;

Employment services, medical care, affordable rental services, clothing,
personal care items, spiritual support, behavioral health, substance abuse
services, shelter providers, haircuts, showers, bicycle repair, DES, Social
Security, Veteran benefits and more. If you have children, a supervised area for
children to play while you meet with service agencies will be provided.

Focus Market Research - Income Opportunity

Focus Market Research is looking for people ages 22-29 to answer questions in a paid Focus Group. 

Their number is 480.339.8585

They are looking for people who drink the following;

Smart Water
Sobe Life Water
Vitamin Water
Nestle Pure Life

They pay $125 for 3 hours. They are located in Scottsdale at 6710 E. Camleback suite 130 call 480.339.8585 to apply over the phone. If they don’t answer leave your voice mail number as a call back number.

St. Mary’s - Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is now taking application for their 16 week Food Service Training program. For more information call 602.269.8332. This is a hands on Job Training program that also helps with Job Placement. You can apply by phone or email

You can find more information at

Free Prescription Card

The City of Phoenix now has a free prescription card that is open to the entire public. The card is available at the 3 Family Service Centers;

The John F Long, The Travis L Williams, Sunnyslope

For their numbers and location you can call CIR at 602.263.8856 and ask for the closets Family Service Center to you.

The card saves you up to 65% off brand name and generic prescriptions, it works in over 59,000 Pharmacies, with no fees and one card is good for the entire family. You can even use it to fill pet prescriptions. The card even has discounts on lab and imagining tests.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Family Health & Awareness Fair

Saturday November 20th from 9am to 12pm the Maryvale Family Health Center located at 4011 N. 51st Ave 85031 - South of 51st Ave and Indian School (behind the DMV) will be hosting a FREE Family Health & Awareness Fair.

Medical Screenings available include:
Blood Pressure
Vision Checks
Body Fat Analysis
Pregnancy Testing
Hearing Testing
Visual Dental Screening
Height and Weight
Ask an OBGYN
Ask a Pediatrician

Maricopa Integrated Health Systems Eligibility Specialist will be available to help with AHCCCS enrollments, and with Financial Assistance appointments.

Other resources include WIC information and referrals, Southwest Human Development, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Magellan Health Services and plenty more.

There will also be a Children's Corner with face painting, games, and raffles/giveaways.

For more information you can call 602.344.1841 or visit

Employment Fair

The Goodwill Peoria Career Center will be having an Employment Event Thursday November 18th from 10am to 12pm located at 6750 W. Peoria Ave. #115 Peoria, AZ 85345 on the NW corner of 67th Ave and Peoria.

Perspective employers schedule to be there will be Avon - looking to hire representatives, Wells Fargo - looking to hire Bankers and Tellers, Dept of Corrections is looking for Correction Officers, Cactus Wren is looking to hire CNA positions they offer training and help with placement.

For more information you can call 602.535.4407 or visit

Holiday Gifts

I've been able to find a ton of information on how to help you find gifts for your children this holiday season.

The first referral has no restrictions on location and is sponsored by the Interfaith Co-op Ministries and is for children 15yrs and younger. You sign up by visiting Interfaith Co-op at 501 S 9th St. 85007 Monday - Saturday from 9am to 11am. Last day to sign up is Nov 30th. You don't have to wait in line just let them know you are their to sign up for toys. This is good while supplies last.

The next referral is a different and based off where you are located if you live in the North Valley please call 602.488.2070, East Valley call 602.488.2276, Central and South Phoenix call 602.413.2473 and West Valley call 602.348.6502. Due to the high volume of calls you may have to leave a message with a call back number to get more information. If you are leaving your Voice Mail number make sure to let them know it is only a messaging number and you will not be able to answer so that they know to leave as many details as possible.

Good luck!

Thanksgiving Dinner!

I have information on the big Thanksgiving Dinner in Downtown Phoenix plus a hotline you can call to find other Thanksgiving dinner closer to you!

The Downtown Dinner is put on by the Salvation Army and will be at the Wyndham Hotel located at 50 E. Adams St. in their Pueblo Room Thursday November 25th  from 11am to 1pm. You should arrive early as I'm sure there will be a line.

To call and find other Thanksgiving Dinner please call 602.263.8856 or 1.800.352.3792 to have a person search for a dinner closer to you.

Stay safe these holidays!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Court Interpreter

The Superior Court is looking to hire a Court Interpreter to help with their Spanish speaking clients. You’ll be expected to interpret simultaneously and consecutively from English to Spanish and Spanish to English during court interviews, hearings, and proceedings, and translate documents. The hiring range starts at $19.65 to  $33.83 Per Hour

You have to apply online at, look for their career tab. The job requisition number is 28378

The Superior Court is located at 201 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix, AZ 85003 just west of the southbound light rail stop at 1st ave and Jefferson.

Mesa Air Group

Mesa Air Group is looking to hire a Store Clerk for their Corporate office located at 410 North 44th Street north of Van Burren in Phoenix, AZ 85008. 

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Their phone number is (602) 685-4000

The Stores Clerk position would be responsible for basic Inventory functions including but not limited to basic aspects of shipping, receiving, ordering, transferring and storage of parts and equipment required for the support of Maintenance and Operations.

Requirements are a High school diploma or G.E.D., ability to lift heavy objects (items) required, Experience working in a stock room/warehouse is preferred as well as knowledge of A/C components.

You must apply online at, look for the career tab, and then current openings. The job will be listed as Store Clerk under Phoenix.

Warehouse Workers

ROADLINK is looking to hire experienced warehouse workers. 1 year minimum experience required. Pay rate is $10.00 per hour. You would be responsible for unloading freight from various trucking companies with manual or powered equipment at assigned location at the direction of the Location Manager. This is a 24/7 facility and all shifts are available. 

You must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Applications will be at the front desk of the West Valley Maricopa Workforce Connections Center (1840 N. 95th Ave. Phoenix Ste. 160). 

Someone from Roadlink will be picking them up weekly.  If you can’t make it in, visit to apply.

Custodial Service Attendant

The Maricopa Skill Center located at 1245 E. Buckeye Road, in Phoenix 85034 is accepting applications for a custodial service attendant. 

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The hours vary between 9:00pm and 2:30am, Monday through Friday. Depending on experience the pay is $7.30 to $8.80 per hour.

Responsibilities include cleaning of the skills center including trash removal, sweeping, moping and dusting. You need to be responsible enough to work the late shift without supervision.

To obtain an application visit Maricopa Skill Center 1245 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ or call 602.238.4300 extension 9.  Applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Pharmacy Production Clerk and Warehouse Assistant

EXPRESS SCRIPTS located at 7909 South Hardy Drive in Tempe, 85284 is hiring for a Warehouse Assistant and for a Pharmacy Production Clerk. 

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The Pharmacy Production Clerk will be responsible for packaging medications to be mailed out to patients and verify that patient order matches the paperwork, envelopes, medications, packing and or shipping labels on box or bag.   
Requirements for this position include High School diploma, previous experience in mail room or customer service. Willingness to work a flexible shift and stand for extended time.

The Warehouse Assistant will be responsible for electronically and physically receiving and replenishing inventory to production floor.
Requirements for this position include High School diploma, previous experience in wearehousing, or inventory control. Good basic math skills, some light lifting and walking or standing for full shift.

You must apply online at
If you need to contact them by phone their number is (480) 961-1051

Thursday, August 26, 2010

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance offers a Food Value Club which helps families and individuals stretch their grocery dollars. St. Mary’s Food Bank has Food Boxes for sale, they include a menu of purchased canned and boxed food and frozen meat items in a variety of packages.

You will also receive a Bonus Box of donated items with each purchase! The Bonus Box is comprised of donated items such as: bread, pastry, produce, fruit, snacks, beverages, and other-non perishable items.

$13.00 Pantry Box - one *Bonus Box given with this purchase
Approximately 14-16 non-perishable pantry items i.e. canned soup, vegetables, fruit, pasta or rice, etc.

$16.00 Meat Pack - one *Bonus Box given with this purchase
1 lb packed Beef Tips
1 lb 80/20 Ground Beef
6 - 4oz Individually packed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1 lb Chicken Fajita

$ 18.00 Entree Boxes - one *Bonus Box given with this purchase
7 individual 14 oz entrees rotated for a variety
All microwavable or oven heated.
One Bonus Box included.
Great for kids, teens, and elderly.

$20.00 Griller Box - one *Bonus Box given with this purchase (vacuum sealed meats)
4 - 4oz Individually Packed Sirloin Ball Tip Steaks
1 lb 80/20 Ground Beef
4 - 4oz Pork, Italian Sausage
4oz Individually packed Chicken Breast
4 - 5oz Individually packed Pork Chops

$30.00 Variety Box - two *Bonus Box given with this purchase (vacuum sealed meats)
1 Pantry Box (see above for contents)
1 lb packed Beef Tips
1 lb 80/20 Ground Beef
6 - 4oz Individually packed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1 lb Chicken Fajita

$35.00 Meat Lovers - two *Bonus Box given with this purchase (vacuum sealed meats)
1 lb packed Beef Tips
2 lb 80/20 Ground Beef
6 - 4oz Individually packed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1 lb Chicken Fajita
4 - 4oz Individually Packed Sirloin Ball Tip Steaks
4 - 4oz Pork, Italian Sausage
4 - 5oz Individually packed Pork Chops

3131 W Thomas Phoenix, AZ 85009
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

13050 W. Elm St. Surprise, AZ 85374
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: (602) 242-3663

Monday, August 23, 2010

Applying for AHCCCS

Are you uninsured? The Women’s Health Coalition of Arizona will help you apply for AHCCCS medical benefits for you and your children. They will walk you through the application process and help with follow up. Their Phoenix office is located inside the Phoenix Urban League at 1402 S. 7th Ave

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Their number is 602.254.5611. You can also call to find other locations.

Financial Education Workshop

The City of Phoenix is offering free classes on financial education.There are 3 sessions

Sept. 16th Session 1: Building a Better Budget

Sept. 23rd Session 2: Taking Charge of Your Credit

Sept. 30th Session 3: Preparing to Purchase a Home

They are offering a $50 savings bond for every child who completes all 3 workshops. A Weekly $50 Savings Bond will be raffled for adults. There is also free dinner and refreshments. The September classes will be offered at the Sunnyslope Community Center located at 802 E Vogel Ave in Phoenix their number is 602.262.6661.

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They are north of Dunlap on 7th st. and then right onto Vogel.

Dinner is served from 530 to 6PM the workshops last from 6 to 730PM. Classes are for adults and children 6 years old and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult attending the financial workshop.

You can register online for the classes at
or call 602.246.3507.

Restore Your Right to Vote

In Arizona, the government takes away your right to vote in state or federal elections if you have been convicted of more than one felony, but you can apply for restoration of your right to vote.

Automatic Restoration for One Felony
For your first and only one-count felony conviction, you Automatically regain your civil rights upon absolute discharge from AZ Dept. of Corrections and/or completion of all aspects of your probation. In addition, you must pay all court ordered fines before registering to vote, even if you were convicted of only one felony. So all you have to do is register to vote!

Judicial Restoration
If you have multiple felony convictions and served time in a state correctional institute, you must wait two years from the date you obtain an absolute discharge to apply for your rights to be restored. To request your “Certificate of Absolute Discharge” call 602.542.3277 you then have to obtain a Rights Restoration application from your local county clerk’s office and attach your “Certificate of Absolute Discharge”. There are no fees for filing an application and you do not need a lawyer. The nearest clerk’s office is the Clerk of Superior Court, 201 W. Jefferson St 85003 their number is 602.506.0547. In Maricopa you can get the applications in person or you can print them out from

Free FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card

United Way has partnered with FamilyWize to offer a reduced cost for medicine by 30% or more. This Prescription Drug Discount Card covers all prescription drugs, there is no age, income, or residency restrictions, anyone can use it. The discount card is accepted nationwide by most pharmacies. You can use it as often as you need. You don’t even need the card just write down the following information and show it to the pharmacy to see your discount.

Member ID 080109
Group ID 39600
Bin 610194

To locate the nearest Pharmacies call: 877-435-7977
For questions about the discount card call: 866-810-3784
Expires: December 31, 2014

Primary Election Tuesday August 24Th

If you are already registered to vote and need to find your polling place please contact your political party’s office for more information. If you are not registered to vote you can still register to vote online before October 4th to vote in the General Election on November 2nd.

If you are homeless and need an address to register to vote I would suggest using the Lodestar Day Resource Center’s homeless post office as your address you can contact them at 602.393.9930

The Arizona Democratic Party located at
2910 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2704
(602) 298-4200

The Arizona Republican Party is located at
3501 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6691
(602) 957-7770‎

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Job Opening - Maya's Farm

Maya's Farm located at 6201 S 30th St 85042

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is looking to hire 2 positions for General Farm Work. Hours would range from 20-40hrs per week at $7.50 an hour.

Work would include multitasking between washing, organizing, packaging, and counting vegetables along with lifting heavy boxes.

You must apply in person Monday or Tuesday from 8am to 10am. You can contact Maya Dailey at 480.236.7097 and again their address is 6201 S 30th St south of Southern.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Possible Bus Strike as Early as July 25th

The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department provides local bus, RAPID, Express, Neighborhood Circulator, and Dial-A-Ride service to the public. Each of these services is provided by the city through contracts with private companies, which are responsible for hiring employees, scheduling and staffing routes, and negotiating employee benefits and compensation as part of their agreements.

Currently one of the city's contractors for local bus and circulator service, Veolia Transportation Services, is in negotiations with three unions representing its employees. Contracts with each union ended in June, and negotiations are ongoing. It is possible that if negotiations should reach an impasse, transit service in Phoenix could be disrupted as early as July 25.

In light of that possibility, Phoenix Public Transit is recommending passengers begin researching alternate transportation plans to get to work, or other regular destinations of travel. Below are additional resources about possible service interruptions, and alternate methods of transportation. 

list of routes below operated by Veolia Transportation.

Bus Routes Operated by Veolia Transportation Services (Phoenix)
which may be impacted by a possible transit union strike 
Veolia Transportation is a private company contracted to the city of Phoenix Public Transit Department to operate transit services on 33 of the 99 Valley Metro bus routes. If there is a transit union strike by VTS employees these are anticipated to run on a Sunday bus schedule. These are a list of routes operate by Veolia as of July 26, 2010.

For more information on routes and schedules, visit, or call 602-253-5000.

Rt. 0 – Central
Rt. 1 – Washington / Jefferson
Rt. 7 – 7th St.
Rt. 8 – 7th Ave.
Rt. 10 – Roosevelt / Grant
Rt. 12 – 12th St.
Rt. 15 – 15th Ave.
Rt. 16 – 16th St.
Rt. 19 – 19th Ave.
Rt. 27 – 27th Ave.
Rt. 35 – 35th Ave.
Rt. 39 – 39th Ave.
Rt. 44 – 44th St. / Tatum
Rt. 50 – Camelback
Rt. 52 - Roeser
Rt. 60 – Bethany Home
Rt. 70 – Glendale / 24th St.
Rt. 80 – Northern
Rt. 90 – Dunlap / Cave Creek
Rt. 106 – Peoria / Shea
Rt. 122 – Cactus / 39th Ave
Rt. 138 – Thunderbird
Rt. 154 - Greenway
Rt. 170 – Bell
Rt. 186 – Union Hills
DASH – Government Loop – Business Circulator (Downtown Phoenix)
SMART (Sunnyslope) – Neighborhood Circulator

Schedule to be announced
Rt. 581 – N. Mountain Express
Rt. 582 – N. Mountain Express
Rt. 590 – Deer Valley Express
RAPID I-10 East

list of routes below not operated by Veolia Transportation; service not anticipated to be interrupted.

Bus Routes Not Operated by Veolia Transportation Services (Phoenix)
Of the 99 Valley Metro Bus Routes, 66 of them are not operated by Veolia Transportation Services (Phoenix) but by other contractors.  If there is a transit union strike by VTS employees these are anticipated to run on a regular schedule.  These routes are as of July 26, 2010.
For more information on routes and schedules, visit, or call 602-253-5000.
Local Bus
Rt. 3 – Van Buren
Rt. 13 – Buckeye
Rt. 17 – McDowell
Rt. 17A – McDowell (Avondale)
Rt. 29 – Thomas Rd.
Rt. 30 – University
Rt. 40 – Apache / Main St.
Rt. 41 – Indian School
Rt. 43 – 43rd Ave.
Rt. 45 – Broadway
Rt. 48 – 48th St/Rio Salado
Rt. 51 – 51st Ave.
Rt. 56 – Priest Dr.
Rt. 59 – 59th Ave.
Rt. 61 – Southern
Rt. 62 – Hardy/Guadalupe
Rt. 65 – Mill / Kyrene
Rt. 66 – Mill / 68th St. / Kyrene
Rt. 67 – 67th Ave.
Rt. 72 – Scottsdale / Rural
Rt. 76 – Miller
Rt. 77 – Baseline
Rt. 81 – Hayden / McClintock
Rt. 96 – Dobson
Rt. 104 – Alma School
Rt. 108 – Elliot Rd.
Rt. 112 – Country Club / Arizona Ave.
Rt. 120 – Mesa Dr.
Rt. 128 – Stapley
Rt. 131 – START (southwest Valley)
Rt. 136 – Gilbert Road
Rt. 156 – Chandler Blvd / Williams Field Road
LINK – Main St.
Limited Service Bus
Grand Avenue Limited
I-10 West RAPID
Express Bus
Rt. 510 – Scottsdale Express
Rt. 511 – Chandler / Scottsdale Airpark Express
Rt. 512 – Scottsdale Express
Rt. 520 – Tempe Express
Rt. 521 – Tempe Express
Rt. 531 – Mesa / Gilbert Express
Rt. 532 – Mesa Express
Rt. 533 – Mesa Express
Rt. 535 – Northeast Mesa / Downtown Express
Rt. 540 – Chandler Express
Rt. 541 – Chandler Express
Rt. 542 – Chandler / Downtown Express
Rt. 560 – Avondale Express
Rt. 562 – Goodyear / Downtown Express
Rt. 570 – Glendale Express
Rt. 571 – Surprise Express
Rt. 573 – Northwest Valley / Downtown Express
Rt. 575 - Northwest Valley / Downtown Express
Glendale - Gus 1 & 2, Gus 3
Mesa - Buzz
Scottsdale - Downtown Trolley, Neighborhood Circulator
Tempe – Flash, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter

Other Information

Press Release on Possible Transit Strike
This press release provides information the possible strike, as well as travel alternatives for passengers

Background Information
Background information about Phoenix Public Transit services and contractors.

Phoenix Public Transit and Its Contractors
An organizational chart that shows the relationship between The City of Phoenix and its transit contractors.

Passenger Information

Use the Trip Planner on for bus and METRO schedules           
Go to to check the schedules of non-affected bus routes and for the METRO schedule - passengers may be able to use an alternative route.  Also check a map of unaffected bus routes below.

You can also call Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000, TTY 602-261-8208.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Job Opening - Lowe's

The Lowe’s located at 2929 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix AZ 85053 is looking to hire a Cashier. You can contact them at (602) 564-7811 but you must apply online

You will be responsible for
Checking out of customers, operating cash register, processing customer payments, bagging customer goods, etc. Greet and acknowledge all customers in a friendly and professional manner.

Requires morning, afternoon and evening availability any day of the week. Generally scheduled 39 to 40, 10 to 30, or 10 to 39 hours per week respectively; more hours may be required based on the needs of the store. Math skills. Read, write and communicate using English language. Physically able to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, crouch, handle and move items weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Visual acuity corrected to perform job functions.

Job Opening - Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels, Resorts, And Suites in Desert Ridge located at 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ is looking to hire a Grounds keeper. You must setup an account and apply online at

You will be responsible for
Monitoring grounds to ensure a pleasant appearance. Maintain lawns by mowing, edging, raking leaves, and performing other lawn maintenance functions. Wash, clean, and re-fuel all equipment after use. Maintain flower beds, baskets, and boxes by watering, removing weeds, trimming, and performing other maintenance. Remove and bag trash from all exterior trash cans.

Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time. Move up and down ladders, stairs and/or service ramps. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.

Job Opening - Chandler Christian Community Center

The Chandler Christian Community Center located at 345 South California Street, Chandler, AZ 85225 is seeking a full-time Bilingual Receptionist to support the overall agency operations and programs, including the Chandler Food Bank and Family Resource Center. The Receptionist supplies information regarding the organization and services to the general public, program participants, and volunteers. The Receptionist attends to Center visitors and handles inquiries on the phone and face-to-face. Other functions include scheduling participants and appointments, ensuring program areas are prepared for daily activities, maintaining activity calendar, logging visitors and participants, preparing letters and documents, and providing general administrative and clerical support.

Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalency. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures. Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to interface with internal and external customers. Strong computer skills, including internet and Microsoft Office applications. Bilingual Spanish/English.

How to Apply: Full job description may be found at Candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Trinity Donovan at

Job Opening - South West Human Development

South West Human Development is an early childhood services provider located at 2850 North 24th St in Phoenix 85008.

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Their crossroads are South of Thomas and West of 24th St. or you can reach them at (602) 266-5976. They currently have 2 job openings;

You would essentially get paid to play with preschoolers while you plan and carry out activities for the kids, you’d also be asked to encourage parent involvement and support to other Head Start services areas and community partnerships

High School or GED, some experience with young children. 
Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency required.
Must qualify for a Class 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Paid holidays, health insurance and opportunities for training and advancement.
Pay is $10.53 per hour

The second opening for a PARENT AIDE ASSISTANT
The ideal candidate would be a committed, caring individual to transport infants and toddlers. Their Parent Aide program works to provide in-home and community services, parenting and home management education, and facilitation of access to health and social services for families in Maricopa County referred by Child Protective Services (CPS).
Position is offered full time with an excellent benefits package and mileage reimbursement.
High school diploma or GED and reliable transportation required.
Must be able to provide a clean motor vehicle record, proof of valid vehicle registration and insurance, and must qualify for a Class 1 Fingerprint Clearance.

To apply you can download an application at