Surprise Resource Center

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, A New Leaf West Valley VITA program will be providing virtual (Online or Drop-Off) income tax preparation services at the Surprise Resource Center. Tax Preparation service will be provided by IRS certified volunteers by appointment only. Please call 602.842.2666 or email westvalleyvita@protonmail.com for an appointment. View times and locations.

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The Surprise Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for social services. Through strategic partnerships with a growing number of community-based organizations and government agencies, the Center offers Surprise residents connections to services that include everything from rent and utility assistance to employment support to food and nutrition resources.

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Community Action Program for Surprise & El Mirage (CAP)

In partnership with Maricopa County, CAP offers qualifying residents rent, mortgage and utility assistance.

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Arizona@Work Maricopa County | Access Point

Employment and career assistance includes access to resume assistance, workshops, connections with local companies hiring, a computer lab and printer.

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Veteran Employment Assistance

Veteran Employment Representatives from DES visit the resource center weekly on Tuesdays to offer Veterans, especially those with disabilities, support in their career pathways, job search, resumes and networking.

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Eve’s Place Mobile Advocacy Services

Services are available for victims of domestic/sexual abuse two days per week. Individual appointments and support groups are available for adults and teens.

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WIC Services | Adelante Healthcare

The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program is designed to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and their children under age 5 healthy. WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free to Arizona families who qualify.

Learn more about WIC Services – Adelante Healthcare  


Helping Families In Need

Provides enrollment services for health insurance programs, access to food and nutrition resources, and referrals to partner agencies. Services include assistance with SNAP, TANF, AHCCCS and navigation of the Affordable Care Act.

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St. Mary’s Food Bank – The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

In partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank, emergency food box distributions are available to help eligible low-income individuals and households supplement their nutritional needs.

Food boxes are available weekly, Mondays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Valid identification and self-declared income status eligibility is required. Eligible recipients are permitted one food box per individual, or household, per month.


Medicare and Medicaid Support Counseling

Medicare and Medicaid support counseling provided by a certified SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselor is available thanks to a partnership with the Area Agency on Aging.

A certified SHIP counselor is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., to answer Medicare and Medicaid questions. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 623.866.4214.