** ATTENTION ** The Gilbert CAP Office has moved to a new location, At the Boys and Girls Club of Gilbert, 44 N Oak St, Gilbert AZ 85233
Clients at Open Arms are eligible for food two times a month and clothing once a month. Expect to be at Open Arms for at least thirty minutes as there is usually a wait time for us to fill orders.
To begin receiving assistance from Open Arms you will need to be referred by the Gilbert Community Action Program (CAP). At the Boys and Girls Club of Gilbert, 44 N Oak St, Gilbert AZ 85233 480-963-4321 x230. The Gilbert Community Action Program provides emergency assistance to Gilbert Residents who are experiencing a financial crisis. CAP staff determines eligibility and counsels each client in need. Depending on the situation, CAP may provide assistance in:
– Paying a mortgage, rent
– Paying utility payment
– Finding transportation
– Assisting with payment of a prescription for a critical medication
The CAP office is a one-stop intake and referral office for many services. Staff also follows up with clients to ensure they are receiving the type of help they need. The efforts of the CAP office help avoid homelessness and prevent a short-term emergency from turning into a long-term crisis. Community Services of Arizona operates the Gilbert Emergency and Minor Repair Program providing eligible homeowners with assistance for plumbing, electrical, heating or cooling problems of an emergency nature in order to address health and safety issues. quests for assistance can be made at the Gilbert CAP office.