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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

DES office locator

Workforce Development

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

City of Tempe job opportunities

Goodwill Career Center

Maricopa County's Youth Workforce Program

St. Joseph the Worker mobile unit for employment assistance, job search, financial assistance with transportation, uniforms, etc.  

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

City of Tempe Volunteer Opportunities

Tempe Community Action Agency


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

East Valley Veterans Education Center