To enroll in our services, please contact your nearest office. The intake process will vary depending on your geographical area within Arizona. Your initial meeting will be comprised of information gathering, discussion of the Child and Family Team and determining what services and next steps are appropriate for your family. The initial meeting will typically take 1-2 hours, after which you will leave with a follow up appointment, assigned case manager and/or a referral for services.
AzCA addresses the individual communication needs of persons and families served by making every effort to provide bilingual personnel for major consumer groups and/or translators for language needs. In addition, accommodations for those who are deaf and hearing impaired or those who’s special needs make it difficult for them to make their service needs known. We are happy to arrange interpretation services in the family’s preferred language both in person and via text by phone. Telecommunications Relay Services can be obtained at no charge by dialing 711 and then 800.944.7611 or the local AzCA office.
Trips for Kids
Our Trips for Kids program allows youth to learn and practice many life skills through mountain biking, including self-care, healthy recreation, bike mechanics, trail etiquette, and environmental stewardship.
“Trips for Kids Arizona’s Children” is based in Flagstaff, Arizona, and offers mountain biking opportunities for youth enrolled in the STAR Program. The STAR Program provides skills training services for youth involved with the Behavioral Health system in order to improve their emotional and behavioral functioning. Through mountain biking, STAR youth are able to learn and practice many life skills including self-care, healthy recreation, bike mechanics, trail etiquette, and environmental stewardship. Mountain biking also provides the opportunity for STAR youth to engage in healthy risk-taking; by overcoming fears and challenges faced on the trail, STAR youth can gain confidence and improve self-esteem.
Trips for Kids Arizona’s Children Association is a member of Trips for Kids® International, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Marin County, California. Founded in 1988 and now operating in over 80 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips for Kids (TFK®) International has opened the world of cycling to over 100,000 at-risk youth through guided mountain bike rides and job training/earn-a-bike programs. All TFK chapters, modeled on the foundation of the original TFK Marin program, are managed and operated independently at the local level but share a common goal. Their mission is to use bicycles as a vehicle for lessons in confidence building, achievement, health, fitness and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun.
We would not be able to do the work we do without the generous support of our Trips for Kids International Sponsors and are proud to be working in partnership with these companies. Please join us in saying thank you by patronizing their business whenever possible.
Services are available for children and some adults who are Title XIX and AHCCCS eligible. Services vary by region and contract. Contact the office nearest you for more information.