Preventing social problems before they begin is less expensive and more effective than treating them once they become serious. Every dollar spent is an $18 investment in our community according to the Federal Reserve Bank. Arizona’s Children Association provides education, information and support programs designed to prevent problems from escalating into more serious issues for individuals and families.
Child Haven in Yavapai County provides free crisis nursery care for young children in the homes of licensed volunteer Child Haven Host Families. It is the only program of its kind in Arizona.
Financial Stability Partnership is a program that helps individuals in our communities move toward the goal of financial literacy armed with knowledge, clear direction, and confidence.
The Golden Gate Community Center is a neighborhood institution that has met the needs of the largely low income and minority residents of south and west Central Phoenix for more than 70 years. Services are provided in response to community needs and serve family members of all ages.
Head Start is a comprehensive, quality preschool program that serves children ages three to five from low income families in the Fowler and Isaac School districts.
Bright Start/ Bright Futures are in-home training and support programs that helps parents and other caregivers
promote the development of their infants and young children.
New Directions Institute provides parents and caregivers with training and tools to help every infant, toddler and pre-schooler in Arizona develop a healthy brain and enter school ready to learn.
The Parent Connection is a unique family resource center dedicated to the optimal development of every child through a partnership with their parents. Parenting classes, workshops, support groups and play-based parenting groups for children and families are offered.
Click here for a variety of Parenting Classes offered by The Parent Connection and New Directions Institute.