(COmmunity NeTwork for ACcessing Shelter)
For help in locating an emergency, homeless, or domestic violence shelter in Maricopa County.
CONTACS telephone numbers
(602) 263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Voice & TTY
What is CONTACS?
CONTACS is a 24-hour, bilingual hotline that provides up-to-the-minute shelter bed availability for victims of domestic violence and homelessness.
CONTACS has a direct connection to over 70 domestic violence and homeless shelters in Maricopa County. These connections provide instant and updated information on bed availability.
CONTACS will connect domestic violence victims and homeless persons to the appropriate shelter that has available beds.
CONTACS is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with the City of Phoenix, Valley of the Sun United Way, City of Scottsdale, and City of Glendale, and operated by Community Information & Referral.
Who needs CONTACS?
If you are a victim of domestic violence or you are homeless, you can use the services of CONTACS. When someone leaves an abusive relationship, she or he often has nowhere to go.
The number of homeless families with children has increased significantly over the past decade; families with children are among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population.
For more information about emergency or transitional shelter beds that may be available in Maricopa County, call the CONTACS Shelter Hotline.
How to use CONTACS.
Toll free in Maricopa County 1-800-799-7739
A CONTACS operator will answer your call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The operator will provide current information about available emergency and transitional beds in Maricopa County.
After a few questions concerning your situation, you will be connected to an appropriate emergency, transitional, or domestic violence shelter that has available beds.
The shelter representative will begin the process for receiving shelter at that specific shelter program.
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