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Family Resource Centers

Alma Iñiquez, Director | 1100 S. Fresno St. Tucson, AZ 85745 (Menlo Family Resource Center) | (520) 584-7455 | Email Us

Resource Center Locations: Catalina | Palo Verde | Southwest | Menlo

Announcements

  • Duffy Clothing Bank Temporarily Closed
    If you would like to schedule an appointment at this clothing bank location, please leave a message at 520-232-5005 or email a request and we will contact you when we reopen.  If you need immediate services, please visit one of our three additional locations.

    Additional TUSD Clothing Bank locations

    Catalina Family Resource Center, 3645 E. Pima St, 520-232-8684
    Palo Verde Family Resource Center, 1302 S Avenida Vega, 520-584-7455
    Southwest Family Resource Center, 6855 S. Mark Rd, 520-908-3980

    Thank you for your understanding.

Resources

What we Offer...

Classes at Family Resource Centers

Stepping Stones: Presented by The U of A Cooperative Extension

Child behavior management for families with children with Autism. The series provides community as well as a specialized set of skills for parents to properly identify behavior problems and challenge their children to reach milestones using the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) curriculum.

 Wednesdays| 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.| Start: 10/28/20| End: 1/20/21|  

https://forms.gle/RdYJVCguuzroDDvt8

Nutrition Class: Presented by The U of A Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

Instructor Ivonne Martinez will review exercise, food safety, sugar, saltfats, and introduce the USDA MyPlate Nutrition Guide. Participants will learn to take care of themselves and their families by using new nutrition techniques and learning new ways of eating. 

Mondays|9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.|Start: 1/11/21|End: 2/15/21 

Please email Ivonne Martinez to register: imartine@email.arizona.edu 

Nutrition Class: Presented by The U of A Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

Instructor Ivonne Martinez will review exercise, food safety, sugar, salt, fats, and introduce the USDA MyPlate Nutrition Guide. Participants will learn to take care of themselves and their families by using new nutrition techniques and learning new ways of eating. 

Wednesdays|9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.|Start: 1/13/21|End: 2/17/21 

Please email Ivonne Martinez to register: imartine@email.arizona.edu 

Writing Celebration: Presented by Author and Teacher Kit McIlroy

This class is for participants who attended the Writing, A Life Skill class. Attendees will have the opportunity to read aloud. They will also be able to celebrate writing and reading with their children.  

Thursday|5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.|Start: 1/28/21|End: 1/28/21| https://bit.ly/3nogMZ1 


Title I: Presented by Teresa Guerrero –Tucson Unified School District

Title One presents: TUSD district policy, school policy, and compacts. You are cordially invited to share your ideas on how together we can strengthen the District Title I Parental Involvement Policy for the benefit of all students. 

Thursday|10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.|Start: 1/28/21|End: 1/28/21| https://bit.ly/34j8IkV 


Crianza de los Hijos y Adicción (Parenting and Addiction): Presentado por LA FRONTERA

This class will be presented in Spanish. Esta será una presentación de 4 sesiones sobre la crianza de los hijos y la adicción con un enfoque en los siguientes temas: hechos del alcohol, prevencion mas bienestarcomo funciona nuestro cerebro y como empieza la adiccion, y crianza positiva.  

Fridays|10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.|Start: 1/15/21|End: 2/5/21| https://bit.ly/3m9TlS1 


Active Parenting

This free six-week program will focus on giving parents/guardians the tools they need to better communicate with their children. We will dive into brain development and how it affects children’s behavior. You will also learn how to talk to your children about making good decisions. Fridays12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.| Start: 1/15/21| End: 2/19/21| https://bit.ly/34dckET 


English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA): Presented by Literacy Connects

This class is offered to any adult with a desire to learn and improve their English. Students may choose from beginning, high beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. Sign up by January 11.  

|Start: 1/20/21|End: 5/14/21| Days and times vary depending on the level of class being offered. Please click on the registration link provided for more information https://bit.ly/3a3UYhu 


GED Preparation Class: Presented by Literacy Connects

Prepare for your GED by improving your reading, writing, math, and thinking skills. These classes will be taught in English. Ages 21 and over.  

Start: 1/19/21|End: 5/14/21 

Mon. & Wed. (Math) |5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.| 

Tue. & Thu. (Language Arts) |9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.| 

Tue. & Thu. (Science) | 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.| 

Please click on the link for more information https://bit.ly/3gEc3jn 


Free Counseling Services

Talk It Out Counseling Services - A University of Arizona Partnership

Do you know a student or family in need of free mental health services?

We are proud to announce our new partnership with The University of Arizona College of Education Counseling Program.

Through this program, free counseling services are available at TUSD's Family Resource Centers. This program is now available district-wide to any enrolled TUSD student and their family.

Contact your school counselor or any Family Resource Center for more information. 

To ensure the safety of counselors, students, and families during the coronavirus pandemic, sessions will be conducted by phone or online until further notice.

Available to enrolled TUSD students and their families. No income or insurance requirements. Services provided by UArizona College of Education, Counseling Program, Masters in Counseling Students.

Printable Flier (in PDF)

*TUSD students, parents, guardians, and immediate family members, Talk It Out is currently booked through December 2020.  When you submit a request, you will be placed on a waitlist for counseling services.  Talk It Out staff will contact you when they begin scheduling appointments for January 2021. 

Resources for Families

Travel Recommendations and Updates

Questions about travel? See Travel Recommendations and Updates (in PDF)

For more information and the latest advisories, please see CDC's Travel Notices

COVID-19 Notification - Sample Letter for Parents

If a positive COVID-19 case has been identified at a school, parents/guardians will receive a version of the following general notification letter: Sample Letter to Parents or Staff - COVID-19 Case On Site (in PDF)
Translations (in PDF): Arabic | Kirundi | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese

Get your Free Masks from AZ

La Frontera's Behavioral Health Services for Families and Children

If you need help with your children, La Frontera provides a range of services. See the La Frontera Child Services flier (in PDF) for more information, or call 884-9920 or email enroll@lafrontera.org.

Coronavirus Guide from tucson.com

This comprehensive guide provides useful information for the public.

Coronavirus Guide

Need help with rent or preventing eviction?

COVID-19 Exposure Reference and Guidelines For TUSD Staff, Students, and Families

Coronavirus Testing Sites

Crisis Information

If you or a loved one are in  immediate crisis, please call:

Community Wide Crisis Line: 520-622-6000

Or 911

Other non-emergency numbers:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741

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Childcare

Childcare at TUSD Schools

If you need childcare while you work, we offer childcare at many of our schools through our Community School program and KIDCO. Learn more by reading Childcare options at TUSD Schools.

Boys & Girls Club Tucson

Flier for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson - 2020-2021 (in PDF)

Looking for a safe place where your child can engage in recreation, arts, and other enrichment activities? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson are open to serve working families during the pandemic.

Program Details:

  • Ages 7 to 17 years old
  • Masks/face coverings required in the Clubs and safety measures must be followed
  • Meals provided through partnership TUSD Meals Program
  • Members asked to bring their school-provided devices to the Club

Register and Learn More at the Boys & Girls Club website

10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Returning Back to School

Ready to prepare for returning to school?

Please review 10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Returning Back to School (in PDF).

Screening Questions - Asked before entry to schools and district offices

Screening Questions: These questions will be asked of everyone before they are permitted to enter schools or district offices.

Help for Speakers of Arabic, Kirundi, Somali, and Swahili

Please call the number below and leave a message, including a phone number where we can reach you. We will call you back. Thank you!
  • 225-6591 = Swahili
  • 225-6592 = Arabic
  • 225-6593 = Kirundi
  • 225-6594 = Somali

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) provides assistance to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, while schools are out of session due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits program is a partnership between DES, the Arizona Department of Education, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

For more information, see DES's Arizona P-EBT webpage .

Community Resources for Family Support

Free WiFi Map for Arizona

Use this free WiFi map from Connect Arizona to find free public WiFi hotspots at public libraries, schools, businesses, and other sites. Some sites may offer indoor public access during business hours, others provide access in the parking lot only. Everyone using the sites - outside or inside - is encouraged to practice social distancing precautions, including staying in your vehicle or at least six feet from other users and wearing a mask if necessary.

Internet Access for TUSD Families

TUSD will help you with Internet access through loaner hotspots. Learn more at the TUSD Loaner Hotspot FAQ.

You can also look into several of the low-cost Internet programs available to TUSD families. See the following information for details: Low-Cost Internet Programs

Coping with Stress and Anxiety

For suggestions on coping with stress and anxiety during this time, please see these resources.

Food Banks and Pantries

Dental Issues - What to do

Wondering what to do about dental issues? See these dental issues guidelines from Pima County Health Department.

Health Tips

Please check the CDC website for the latest prevention tips and information.

Prevention Measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds (the time needed to sing happy birthday) or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Keep children home when sick, and stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact, like holding hands.

Note: Please be aware the District has suspended Attendance Award tracking for the 4th quarter. Thus please have students remain home if not feeling well.

Positive Parenting

Section 504

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers and Parents

Grab-And-Go Meals

TUSD Grab And Go Meals for Students
Grab-And-Go Info

Grab-And-Go Routes resume Jan. 4. If you have questions or would like information about alternative pick-up options, please email foodservcies@tusd1.org.

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Our Centers

Catalina | Palo Verde | Southwest | Menlo

Recognizing that family and community engagement is a critical component of success for every student enrolled at Tucson Unified School District, the District has designed each of its Family Resource Centers to promote engagement by serving as a one-stop shop for families to learn about and access community resources. Each Family Resource Center is equipped to help families learn about important District policies and procedures, including those concerning enrollment options, the availability of transportation, Advanced Learning Experiences, student discipline policies and procedures, curricular and student support services, and educational options for ELL children.

Our five centers offer resources such as clothing banks, classes, bilingual services and more.

For more information about the Family Resource Centers, please call 232-8684.

Our centers offer family friendly events throughout the year. All Tucson Unified families are invited to attend!

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