• Family Resource Center Services

    Through a partnership with First Things First, the CARE Center provides Family Resource Center services and programs for families with at least one child from birth through five years of age. Programming includes resources and referrals, parenting programs, early literacy and emerging language interactive classes, health and wellness programming, art, music, science, fitness, and other fun activities for children 0-5 and their families. We also offer free parent education programs focused on positive and active parenting, early literacy and emerging language.

    Our programs vary monthly, so please contact us at 480-812-7900 or visit the calendar links on our home page to see a current calendar of events! 





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    Food Bank 
    The CARE Center Food Bank is open:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

    Food bank recipients must bring a photo I.D. and proof of Chandler residency. Our food bank is staffed primarily by volunteers from Solera Chandler.  

    The CARE Center offers a Farmer’s Market style food distribution on Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. or while supplies last. The Farmer’s Market is available to Chandler residents and provides fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to other fresh food choices.

    Special holiday distributions held in November and December. See the Special Events page of our site for details. 

    The Chandler CARE Center Food Bank is a proud partner agency of United Food Bank. Please see the bottom of this page for EEO/ADA statements.
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     Chandler Children's Medical and Dental Clinic
    The Chandler Children's Medical and Dental Clinic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit free medical and dental clinic serving youth birth - 18 who are uninsured and reside in Chandler and/or attend a CUSD school. For more information, please click here to visit our Medical and Dental Clinic page
    To make a tax credit donation to the Clinic, please visit this page for information. 
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    Application Assistance
    The Chandler CARE Center staffs  bilingual (English/Spanish) assitance for families who wish to apply for AHCCCS (Medicaid), SNAP (Food Stamps), and TANF (Cash Assistance). Assistance is available Monday – Friday by appointment.  

    Southwest Behavioral Health Services 
    Counseling services for children and their families Monday – Friday by appointment only. AHCCCS and private pay accepted. Call 602-351-6960 for more information or to make an appointment.  

    Maricopa WIC is available at the Chandler CARE Center Monday – Friday. 
    As of February 1, 2020, our WIC office will be taking appointments. To make an appointment, click here to visit their website. Please note, the CARE Center front office can NOT schedule your appointment. 

    WIC hours are:

    Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm 

    7:45 am - 5:00 pm

    7:45 am - 12:30 pm

    Nueves horas de Oficina:

    Lunes, Miercoles y Jueves
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    7:45 am - 5:00 pm

    7:45 am - 12:30 pm 

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) 

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email atprogram.intake@usda.gov.

    Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

    Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (Voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  

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     Center Hours


    777 E. Galveston St.

    Chandler, AZ 85225


    Monday - Thursday 
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


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