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A Tradition for Good: Gifts of Hope

In 2016, Lupe heard that his sister had sponsored two kids to provide holiday gifts for through Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA).

He credits his sister and his friend, Imelda, who is a Director at AzCA, for getting him involved. That was only the beginning.

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Licensing, Adoption and Reunification: One Family’s Story

November is National Adoption Month, and we are grateful for the opportunity to highlight one family’s story. Last fiscal year, AzCA helped facilitate 326 adoptions and placed more than 1,200 children and youth in loving foster homes. Learn more about foster care and adoption with AzCA by attending one of our adoption info sessions or by contacting us.

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Get to Know Our Case Managers

Case managers represent several roles at AzCA including Foster Care Adoption Specialists, Parent Educators, and Youth Support Specialists! We reached out to ask two of our Parent Educators a few questions to about their respective roles and all they do for our children, youth and families.

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A Grandmother’s Care: September is Kinship Care Awareness Month

In Arizona, there are more than 160,000 children living in homes where they are being cared for and raised by grandparents or other relatives. During National Kinship Care Awareness Month, this September, we want to honor those who provide a safe, supportive, loving home environment for a relative’s child, while still maintaining a sense of their family, culture and community.

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A Different Approach: Nathan’s Story

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) believes in treating and supporting children, youth and families with our strength-based services.

These services assist individuals and families in heightening social-emotional well-being and guiding those that have been impacted by trauma and abuse through the healing process.

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The Importance of Trauma Informed Care at AzCA

According to the US Department of Justice, six in ten US youth are exposed to violence in a given year. Over 90% of people served by human service agencies have survived trauma.

Both children and adults need healing in order to lead full and happy lives.

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Bikes for Everyone with Bob’s Free Bikes

Bob and his volunteers at Bob’s Free Bikes understand the importance of having a bike as a child. Bob’s Free Bikes says “Our goal is to help as many children as possible in the greater Phoenix area.” Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is incredibly grateful to partner with Bob’s Free Bikes to provide our children and families with the amazing opportunity of having a bike to call their own.

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

The month of June is PTSD Awareness Month and Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is thankful to have the opportunity to spread awareness about PTSD.

PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a mental health disorder that typically occurs after experiencing a traumatizing event.

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Bringing Families Together… One Puzzle at a Time!

The Williams family came to Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) when they learned that their niece was placed into out-of-home care.

Being relatives of Aria, there was no doubt in their mind that they wanted to take her in to provide some stability while her parents received the help they needed.

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AzCA Honors PRIDE Month

PRIDE Month, celebrated every June, commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan that became the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement. PRIDE continues to help bring awareness and fight for LGBTQ+ rights while also displaying the influence and impact of the LGBTQ+ community locally, nationally and internationally. At AzCA, we are happy to support and stand with everyone within the LGBTQ+ community.

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Bringing Awareness To Foster Care this May

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. At Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), we understand the importance of a supportive and loving family, biological or not. This month, we want to spread the word about being foster parents. Whether it’s learning about the process to become a foster parent or providing a monetary gift to AzCA so we can continue providing these vital services, we rely on people just like you!

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April 14, 2023

AzCA Open 2023

Don’t miss our 2nd Annual AzCA Open! Golf “fore” a cause to help raise funds for Tucson’s most vulnerable children and families. All proceeds benefit Arizona’s Children Association in Southern Arizona.

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April 20, 2023

Come “Wine” With Us at City Hall

This is an exclusive event. Only 200 tickets will be sold!
Join us for the Come “Wine” at City Hall event hosted by Yuma Investment Group & Wealth Management.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM – Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza, Yuma, AZ.

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First Five Years™

Red Mountain Library 635 N Power Rd., Mesa, AZ

Event Details: This 4-session series will help you nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and positive discipline. Participate in First Five Years™ and learn: Your child’s […]

1-2-3 Magic

Avondale Civic Center Library 11350 Civic Center Dr., Avondale, AZ

Event Details This 4-session series for parents of children 2-5 years gives parents the knowledge and tools to provide positive discipline and a supportive environment. Topics include: Managing Difficult Behavior […]

Foster Care Orientation

ONLINE

Event Details Join us for our virtual Foster Care Orientation sessions! If you would like to register and learn more about how to become a foster care provider, please contact […]

AzCA Open 2023

Arizona National Golf Club 9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive, Tucson, AZ

Don’t miss our 2nd Annual AzCA Open! Golf “fore” a cause to help raise funds for Tucson’s most vulnerable children and families. All proceeds benefit Arizona’s Children Association in Southern Arizona.

Come “Wine” With Us at City Hall

Yuma City Hall One City Plaza, Yuma, AZ

This is an exclusive event. Only 200 tickets will be sold!
Join us for the Come “Wine” at City Hall event hosted by Yuma Investment Group & Wealth Management.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM - Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza, Yuma, AZ.

First Five Years™

Flagstaff Public Library 300 W Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ

Event Details: This workshop is for Coconino residents only. This 4-session series will help you nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and positive discipline. Participate in […]

Foster Care Orientation

ONLINE

Event Details Join us for our virtual Foster Care Orientation sessions! If you would like to register and learn more about how to become a foster care provider, please contact […]

Raising a Reader®

Red Mountain Library 635 N Power Rd., Mesa, AZ

Event Details: This engaging series includes 4 workshops for parents and 8 weeks of award-winning books to read with your child at home. Participate in Raising a Reader® and learn: […]

Foster Care Orientation

ONLINE

Event Details Join us for our virtual Foster Care Orientation sessions! If you would like to register and learn more about how to become a foster care provider, please contact […]

Foster Care Orientation

ONLINE

Event Details Join us for our virtual Foster Care Orientation sessions! If you would like to register and learn more about how to become a foster care provider, please contact […]

Foster Care Orientation

ONLINE

Event Details Join us for our virtual Foster Care Orientation sessions! If you would like to register and learn more about how to become a foster care provider, please contact […]