News

May 21, 2019

In Memory of Denise Ensdorff

It is with great sadness that we announce that Denise Ensdorff, President and Chief Executive Officer of AzCA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday from recent illness. The entire AzCA family mourns this loss, as we are so grateful for her devotion and leadership. On behalf of our Board of Directors, […]

February 4, 2019

National Mentoring Month 2019

In January, we celebrated #NationalMentoringMonth along with many other organizations across the country that find mentoring to be pivotal to a young adult’s future successes. At Arizona’s Children Association, we serve a population of young adults that have experienced foster care, spending an average of 12 months in the system. Often […]

October 24, 2018

2018 Barn Bash

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is teaming up with Gowan Science Academy to raise “Change for Children” at their 6th Annual Barn Bash. Funds raised from this exciting, family-friendly event will benefit the children and families served by AzCA in Yuma.     Special thanks to our sponsors! Platinum Sponsors: Mary Barkley     Silver Sponsors: […]

August 31, 2018

We’ve been Re-accredited!

Arizona’s Children Association has been re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA)! What is COA? Accreditation from COA is the international standard for high quality care in the fields of child welfare, behavioral health and prevention services. “Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service […]

August 31, 2018

2018 Art Contest

Earlier this year, Arizona’s Children Association was searching for a young artist to design a picture that we would put on our promotional materials. We opened up our contest to the children we serve statewide and we received a great response! Of the 30+ submissions, we narrowed it down to […]

August 31, 2018

Our Amazing Staff

Four times a year, Arizona’s Children Association’s employees nominate two of their fellow colleagues and one supervisor whom represent exceptional qualities in the areas of passion, purpose, quality service, collaboration and respect for all. Their efforts and service prove to be invaluable to AzCA and its mission.  During the second […]

August 31, 2018

September is Kinship Care Month!

  This September we are celebrating Kinship Care Month! Each year, thousands of children are being cared for by grandparents or other relatives. It’s important to Arizona’s Children Association to celebrate these amazing individuals that step in to provide love and support to children in a familiar setting. Their efforts […]

May 15, 2018

Congrats to our staff!

First quarter of the year is over and we have another round of winners! Arizona’s Children Association’s employees nominate two of their fellow colleagues and one supervisor whom represent exceptional qualities in the areas of passion of purpose, quality service, collaboration and respect for all. Their efforts and service prove to be invaluable […]

May 3, 2018

Keep Moving Forward

A Foster & Adoptive Parent Narrative We got the call around noon for our first foster placement and by dinner we were holding a tiny four  month old baby girl, “Baby Kate.” Kate was only six pounds when she arrived at our home. She had not gained weight in her […]

March 8, 2018

Foster Hope for Teens

Take a moment to recall your adolescent years — the time in your life where you were finding your identity, making mistakes and learning from them. Who was the adult that helped guide you down a successful path and where would you be without them? Hundreds of teens “age out” […]