Transitional & Support Services

Our support services and mentor program is designed to aid foster care youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who have or will be transitioning out of Arizona State or Tribal Foster Care. We provide skills and support to more than 1,000 youth and young adults in their transition into independence each year by assisting them in gaining skills for self-sufficiency.

Thrive Mentor Program

Thrive is a statewide one-on-one mentoring program that matches volunteer mentors to a 16 or 17-year-old who is about to 'age out' of the foster care system. Mentors provide the youth guidance and support as they transition into independence.

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Living Skills Training

Arizona’s Children Association provides skills training to youth/young adults 16-20 who are still involved with State or Tribal Foster Care. Living Skills Training (LST) prepares current and former foster care recipients for adult living by teaching interpersonal and daily living skills.

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Transitional Independent Living Program

Arizona’s Children Association provides Case Management for young adults ages 18-20 who were previously involved in State or Tribal Foster Care at some point after age 16. These young adults are no longer involved with the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) and must self-refer. The purpose of the Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP) is to provide appropriate support and services to assist former foster care recipients in developing and maintaining stable living situations.

If you are a young adult who wants to learn more about participating in TILP, please contact 480.247.1413 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..