COVID-19 Update: Community Resources, Class Information, and Support Services

Published Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:00am

Dear Student,

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during these uncertain and challenging times.

Please note:

  • In-person and hybrid classes are temporarily postponed and will convert to online instruction on Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • If you are currently enrolled in any in-person/hybrid courses, your instructor(s) will be contacting you with further instructions.
  • To make it easier for you to stay connected and access your online/hybrid classes, see our list of internet/WiFi solutions and learn from extensive tutorial guides provided on the Canvas student homepage
  • Current online classes will continue as scheduled.
  • College student support services are only available remotely or virtually.

Continue to check your email regularly. Your instructors will provide you with information on how your classes will be conducted and how you will access your assignments/exams.

If you are experiencing concerns about your health and well-being, food or housing insecurity, financial stress, or anxiety -- you are not alone! We are available to help.

Support Services and Community Resources

Area of Need Organization Website
Online Study Tools See List of Providers in website link Student Resources
Housing and Shelter AZ Housing Coalition Housing
Phoenix, AZ Shelter List Website
Wildfire (vast list of services) Website
Food Resources Nutrition Assistance Program Food Resources
AZ WIC Program Food Resources
Produce on Wheels Food Resources
Market on the Move Food Resources
Financial Hardship AZ Financial Hardship Assistance Emergency Assistance
The Salvation Army Emergency Assistance
Crain Family Foundation Emergency Assistance
Loss of Employment AZ Department of Economic Security Unemployment
Transportation Issues Alex Free Circular Routes (Phx) Information and Routes
Scottsdale Trolley Routes Information and Routes
Tempe Orbit (Free Shuttle) Information and Routes
Child Care Support First Things First Early Childhood/Children Support
AZ Child Care Resource Child Care Resource Referral
Children’s Centers Healthcare for Birth to 18 years
YMCA Referral Programs and Activities
Personal Care Crisis Response Network Support, Guidance and Counseling
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Distress, Prevention, and Crisis
Short-term Crisis Services Homelessness and Support
Stress and Anxiety National Alliance On Mental Illness Counseling Services
Center for Disease Prevention and Control Managing Stress and Anxiety

Additional Resources include: AZ 211 - Get Connected. Get Answers and Find Help Phoenix.

We are adding more resources on a regular basis to assist you in meeting your individual needs. Please reference the Basic Needs Assistance website for more information during these difficult times.

The staff and faculty at Mesa Community College are diligently working to continue to provide high-quality learning experiences and support for you as you continue your academic journey. We are able to assist you virtually (e.g., online, phone, email, etc.). You can access the majority of our services, tools, and connect with staff for additional support. You may also reference our website at

Please reference the MCC Coronavirus website or the Maricopa Community Colleges Maricopa Community Colleges COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information. If you need support and/or have questions please email or


Lori M. Berquam, Ph.D.
Interim President
Mesa Community College

Maricopa Community Colleges
Be careful. Take the proper precautions. Stay healthy.