Earlier this month, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced the launch of its revamped Find Help Phoenix website at findhelpphx.org to help county residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic easily access the free and almost-free health and social services they need.
With over 150,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 3,500 deaths from the disease, Maricopa County has been particularly hard hit by the novel coronavirus. Residents have been affected in many ways: loss of employment and healthcare benefits, loss of housing, food needs and more. Quarantining and social distancing have brought about their own issues, including domestic violence concerns and the loss of support for children, such as school and childcare that may not currently be available.
To best serve residents, MCDPH created the Find Help Phoenix website and its sister Spanish site, encuentraayudaphx.org, with easy-to-use categories, including Housing and Utility Services; Food and Clothing Services; Employment Services; Parenting and Childcare Services; Kids and Youth Services; Domestic Violence Victim Services; and Mental Health/Addiction Services.
Information for the approximately 1,500 service providers is checked regularly for accuracy and includes: description of services offered, cost (if any), location and a phone number and/or website link to contact the organization.
While the original Find Help Phoenix and Encuentra Ayuda Phoenix websites were launched in 2012, both newly revamped sites offer an improved user experience on desktop, tablet and smartphones, according to the County.
For additional information, visit maricopa.gov/5302/public-health.