Emergency Financial Assistance

ICS provides financial assistance and short-term case management for individuals or families in emergency situations. The crisis may result from loss of job, illness or injury, or occur during the waiting period for other forms of public assistance. The goal of our financial assistance program is to provide for acute basic needs that help clients in distress get back on their feet and take steps toward stability and independence.

The types of assistance offered include:

  • Rent And Mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Eye Glass Referrals
  • ID & Birth Certificate Replacement
  • Small Car Repairs
  • Food And Gas Vouchers
  • Back-To-Work Expenses Such As Permits, IDs, Clothing Vouchers.

Referrals come from congregations, social service agencies, and the community-at-large. It is open to all Pima County residents.

An inter-agency computer network screens and verifies client information. The ICS staff makes every effort to create a caring and compassionate environment that respects the privacy and dignity of all people served.

ICS financial assistance counselors work one-on-one with each client to identify barriers to sustainability and map goal plans for change. This personal counseling makes a difference in helping struggling individuals and families help themselves.

Pima County grant funds are a major funding source for this program. Additional contributions from City of Tucson, individuals, corporate and foundation grants, and faith communities also provide the vital discretionary funds to operate the financial assistance program.

Services are provided at the ICS Northwest, Central, and Southside Offices.

From Our Recipients

“Thank you for the money to send off for my documents to obtain my ID. It’s people like you who make life′s difficult times bearable.”

“If it wouldn’t be for funding and people like you, families like mine would be homeless…I believe the Lord sends angels to watch over us and keep us safe.”

“I am so grateful for your help and your cheerful attitude! Not once did you accuse or berate me. Your kind understanding of my embarrassment enabled me to feel a small portion of dignity. I pray that whatever you put your hand to shall be blessed!”

“You were the only agency out of 15 who responded to my need when I was released from prison.”