Arizona’s Children Association: past, present & future

Protecting Children | Empowering Youth | Strengthening Families

Founded in 1912, we are one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year.

We were originally founded in Tucson in 1912 as Arizona Children’s Home to care for homeless, neglected and dependent children. To meet the changing needs of children, we developed services that extended far beyond the residential program in Tucson and eventually changed our name to Arizona’s Children Association.

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As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, it is our commitment to ensure that all funds are put to work in the most fiscally resourceful ways while providing the best possible outcomes for the children and families we serve.

More than 87 cents of every dollar donated is spent directly on programs and services

With our strategic plan as our guide, and you by our side, we continue to remain at the forefront of the child welfare and behavioral health fields and serve as a standard in Arizona and beyond for high quality services and financial and ethical accountability.  Together, we will remain successful in our efforts to build a stronger Arizona for children and families. (Tax ID # 86-0096772)