Resources for Adults Living in Maricopa County

Utility/ Rental & Mortgage Assistance

See this page for information regarding utility, rental and mortgage assistance through Maricopa County Human Resources Department

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Arizona Department of Education – Adult Education Services

1535 W. Jefferson St. Bin #26 Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 258-2410

Adult Education programs in Arizona provide educational services to students 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in a K-12 school. Instruction at these programs help students to: earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE); connect to employment and job training opportunities; transition to post-secondary education; and/or become proficient in English.

Click here to locate an Adult Education Program near you! Adult Education Program Contact Information by County.

Click here to learn about the Pathways to Earn an Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.

GateWay Community College

Washington Campus 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Central City Campus 1245 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Deer Valley Campus 2931 W. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85053

(602) 286-8000

GateWay Community College has built a legacy of innovation, pioneering vision and responsiveness to the needs of our community: the first technical college in Arizona; first to use community advisory committees; first to tailor courses to the needs of business and industry; first to offer classes at off-campus locations; even the first to install a computer. GateWay Community College offers more than 150 degree, certificate, as well as trade, technical and workforce training options to fit your life, your budget and your goals for the future.

Rio Salado College Adult Education

6 Locations in Maricopa County - limited in-person and live online instruction available


Rio Salado College has been offering adult education classes since 1978 and is the largest provider in Arizona. Rio Salado College provides programming to help nontraditional students gain basic skills and literacy with a bridge to college and career. Students can learn the English language, prepare for GED® tests, get workforce preparation and employment skills training, take industry-specific workforce training classes, and get help transitioning to college.

Gilbert Adult Learning Program- Gilbert Public Schools

55 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert AZ 85234

(480) 497-3334

Do you need help learning English or preparing for the GED exam? Their classes are designed to address the diverse educational needs of adult learners and offer small class instruction. They also have computer software, textbooks, and worksheets to complement your study plan. Late registration for spring classes is through January and they have continuous enrollment throughout the year so call and make an appointment to register at any time! Visit Gilbert Public School's website:

The Excel Center-Goodwill Industries

7960 W. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033

(602) 535-4401

The Excel Center is a tuition-free, public charter high school for adults. It’s designed to remove barriers to education, meet the needs of adults, and empower individuals to achieve their goals. And it helps students get ready for life after high school. Students can earn college credits and industry-recognized certifications – all at no cost.

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