January 12, 2021

January Is National Mentoring Month

Across the United States, 1 in 3 youth will reach adulthood and ‘age out’ of the foster care system without the help of a stable family or mentor. Applying this to the U.S. Census demographics for 8-18 year olds, it projects that 16 million young people, including 9 million at-risk […]

December 11, 2020

The Charro Foundation Helps To Raise Readers

Arizona’s Children Association is honored to be selected to receive a grant for $5,000 to help support the Family Education and Support Services Raising-A-Reader program. 2020 marks the second year that The Charro Foundation has supported AzCA’s chapter of Raising-A-Reader. With the help of The Charro Foundation, AzCA can deliver […]

December 9, 2020

Penny Pitch Celebrating 25th Year

2020 marks the 25th year of Penny Pitch hosted by 99.5 KiiM FM. For the first time, KiiM-FM will broadcast for 5 days: December 14-18th from 6am-7pm with a collection drop-off site on location at the Tucson Mall. Penny Pitch was started as a radio event that brings together Arizona’s […]

November 11, 2020

Statement: We are #AzCAStrong

At Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), we stand together in opposition to racism, hatred, and discrimination. We value the diversity of our staff, children, youth and families across the state, and remain committed to promoting inclusion and support of our friends and families in the LGBTQ community. Here at AzCA, we […]

October 21, 2020

NMT Completed over 1,000 Assessments and are currently open for referrals

In May of 2017, Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), began the 14 month training on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). By 2018, NMT trained Assessors began working within the agency and the community to provide NMT assessments across the state.    What is NMT? NMT is an evidence-based, holistic, “trauma-informed,” […]

October 7, 2020

The effects of COVID-19 on foster families

Recent news surrounding the pandemic has focused on the uncertain transition into the new school year. Not only is COVID-19 changing education, but it is also affecting youth in the child welfare system in many unique ways. Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), among other organizations, have had to become more innovative […]

October 2, 2020

Worth the Wait

Mariah and her younger brother, Fabian, entered the foster care system when they were 12 and 10 years old. After some time in their foster home, Mariah and Fabian were joined by Auidrianna, their newborn sister who came into foster care shortly after she was born. Although the kids were […]

October 2, 2020

Get to know our board

Ramon Vasquez Allstate Insurance Agent, TucsonAzCA Board Member – 1 Year 1. What is your favorite thing about your career? I love the combination of sales and service that comes along with being an insurance agent. I take great pride in guiding someone through the process of picking the right […]

September 28, 2020

Home Visiting during a Pandemic

Written by: Sandy Vicars – Parent Educator, Parents As Teachers Program In March of 2020 our lives changed drastically. A worldwide pandemic hit and we were forced to seek shelter in our homes. Essential workers continued to brave the pandemic to support their communities. Workers lost jobs, were furloughed, or […]