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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

Family Resource Centers Schedule for Winter Break 
12/11: 1/2 day- Open 8a.m.-12p.m.
12/14-12-18: Closed
12/21-12/31: Closed- Winter break
1/1/2021: Closed- Winter Break


What we Offer...

Free Jackets! Chaquetas Gratis!


We are giving away FREE gently used jackets!
¡Estamos entregando chaquetas poco usadas GRATIS!

Jacket Party/Fiesta de Chaquetas Flier (in PDF)

FREE and open to ALL students enrolled in a Tucson Unified School District school. Please have student's name, school name, grade, birth date, Student ID number (if known) and jacket size so we can serve you quickly. (All sizes/ while supplies last)

Please, help us to stay safe. Wear masks, and send a friend if you are not feeling well.

GRATIS y disponibles para TODOS los estudiantes inscritos en una escuela del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson. Tenga disponible el nombre del estudiante, el nombre de la escuela, el grado, la fecha de nacimiento, el número de identificación del estudiante (si lo conoce) y talla de chaqueta para que podamos atenderle rápidamente. (Todos los tamaños / hasta agotar existencias)

Por favor, ayúdenos a estar seguros, use cubre bocas o envíe a un amigo si no se siente bien.

Join us for a Jacket Party at Family and Community Outreach

  • Duffy Clothing Bank
    5145 E. 5th Street
    November 23 | 23 de noviembre | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Catalina Family Resource Center
    3645 E. Pima Street
    December 2 | 2 de deciembre | 12 - 4 p.m.
  • Palo Verde Family Resource Center
    1302 S. Avenida Vega
    December 3 | 3 de deciembre | 12 - 4 p.m.
  • Southwest Family Resource Center
    6855 S. Mark Road
    December 9 | 9 de deciembre | 12 - 4 p.m.


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Family & Community Outreach

Tell Me More... Presentations to Help You Learn About Resources

School is a lot different now than it used to be! Tell me more about multicultural, magnet programs, language, reading, GATE, art, science, social studies, math. Resources you need to help them succeed!
Printable Flier for the Tell Me More Series (in PDF)

A series of presentations for parents, guardians, and other adult caregivers

Every month, representatives from across TUSD will provide fun-filled, virtual presentations to help you learn about resources in the district and how you can support your child's learning at home.

Join us on Zoom for these free monthly events - 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Register today!

Classes at Family Resource Centers

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, and intermediate level classes.  

Mon. & Wed.|9:30a.m.-10:30a.m.|Start: 9/28/20|End: 12/9/20

Mon. & Wed.|6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.|Start: 9/28/20|End: 12/9/20

Classes are currently full. Please call any of our centers to sign-up on a waiting list.

GED Preparation Class: Presented by Literacy Connects

Prepare for your GED by improving your reading, writing, math, and thinking skills. Ages 21 and over.

Tue. & Thu.|9:30a.m.-11:00a.m.|Start: 9/29/20|End: 12/10/20

Tue. & Thu.|6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.|Start: 9/29/20|End: 12/10/20

Classes are currently full. Please call any of our centers to sign-up on a waiting list.

Cooking Healthy: Presented by The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Parent volunteers will demonstrate how to cook nutritious meals using ingredients from the Family Resource Center’s food pantry. Participants will also learn how to make easy low-cost meals. Please click on the link to register.

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| 10/8/20 & 10/22/20

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| 11/5/20 & 11/19/20

Thursday & Friday| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| 12/3/20 & 12/18/20

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|

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

This class will introduce the USDA MyPlate nutrition guide. Participants will learn the importance of food safety, reading & comparing food labels, menu planning, food budgeting, and exercising.    

Mondays|12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.|Start:11/09/20|End: 12/14/20 | 

Email to register: 

Writing, A Life Skill: Presented by Author and Teacher Kit McIlroy

Writing doesn’t have to scare us. Writing is a way to know our own lives better, and to help our children learn important skills. Explore what writing can do for you and your children. Join us or a fun & interactive time. Participants will receive a bag with writing supplies.  
Tuesdays|9:30a.m.-11:30a.m.|Start: 11/17/20|End: 12/15/20|
Class is currently full with a waiting list

Escribir, Una Habilidad De Vida: Presentado por Autor y Maestro Kit McIlroy

Escribir no tiene que asustarnosEscribir es una forma de conocer mejor nuestras propias vidas y ayudar a nuestros hijos a aprender habilidades importantes. Explore lo que la escritura puede hacer por usted y sus hijosAcompañenos a pasar un rato divertido e interactivo. Los participantes recibirán una bolsa con materiales para esta clase de escritura. 

Los Martes|9:30a.m.-11:30a.m.|Empieza: 17 de noviembreTermina: 15 de diciembre  

Class is currently full with a waiting list

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: 

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: 

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

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

Coronavirus Guide from

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



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
Schedules and Routes

NEW! Pick-up option for families who can't make it to the bus stop.

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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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