Living Well: Resource navigation and financial coaching

Desert Mission Living Well ProgramThe Living Well program provides resource navigation and financial coaching services to help individuals succeed.

Financial coaching

Everyone has hopes, dreams, fears and future goals. Not everyone has a trusted person to talk to about them. Chat with a certified coach – a smart, friendly human with life experience and numbers knowledge – to build smart money habits and focus on the financial bottom line.
Financial coaches can help you:

  • Become aware of your money mindset and relationship with money
  • Identify and achieve goals
  • Increase savings and assets
  • Create a realistic household spending plan
  • Get the most from your banking & financial relationships
  • Understand and improve credit

Connection to community resources

Navigating community resources is a challenge. Living Well provides direct connection to resources from basic needs to asset-building. Connect to a coach to learn about:

  • Public benefits (SNAP food stamps, AHCCCS medical insurance, TANF cash assistance)
  • Emergency assistance
  • Low-cost medical, dental and mental health options
  • Housing counseling (home rental, fair housing, landlord-tenant issues, etc.)
  • Asset purchase (home ownership, auto purchase, start a small business)

Get started
For more information, contact a coach today at 602-674-6275 or email

Finances and Social Determinants of Health

Financial stress can have a destabilizing effect on health. As such, poverty remains the clearest “social determinant” of health. Health care accounts for only about 20% of a person’s health. If we want to improve health outcomes for lower-income people, whose health is typically much worse than higher-income individuals, we need to address the root causes of social and economic factors that influence health, such as education, employment, and financial stability. Living Well participants focus on financial well-being through financial coaching, employment and career services and connection to public benefits and community resources.

Locations and hours

Located on the campus of John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Desert Mission
9229 N. Fourth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020 (Directions)


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Friday