Our Vision: To build a safer, stronger and more resilient community.
ARC was established in 1988 by founder Kay White in response to her concern for elders in crisis in the community and needing resources essentially unattainable due to physical, mental, and social challenges they face. Since its creation, ARC had been providing a range of services that address the civil rights and social justice needs of elderly victims suffering emotional, financial, or physical abuse who are in urgent need of shelter and medical care in Tucson, Arizona. Professional case management and referral services are provided through our Elder Shelter Project and individuals requiring immediate assistance can call ARC’s Crisis Hotline at (520) 339-2801 in Pima County.
After the stock market crash of 2008, ARC expanded its mission to begin serving people facing dire economic hardship and foreclosure. With federal funding secured through the Arizona Department of Housing, ARC added an array of foreclosure prevention and reverse mortgage services and became a Certified HUD Housing Counseling Agency. In 2010, ARC added satellite offices in Phoenix to expand its counseling services to Maricopa County and is now a nationally recognized HUD Housing Counseling Agency with national affiliations and partnership.
Still headquartered in Tucson, ARC proudly continues as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides housing and financial counseling across the U.S. as well as maintaining its strong commitment to provide information, resources and choices to Southern Arizona’s elders through grant-funded programs.