December 3, 2021

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. After the first year of participating […]

November 15, 2021

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. If you, or someone you know, are interested in foster care or adoption, learn more here. To share the impact of adoption and reunification, Joline and Jeordorie have agreed to share their story. […]

October 15, 2021

Get to know our Case Managers

Case Manager Appreciation Week is October 11 – 16. 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 […]

October 13, 2021

TEP wants you to make a difference in a foster child’s life

We are so excited to be partnered with TEP and their TEP Gives program. They’ve chosen Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) to be the beneficiary for this last quarter in 2021! That means that if you are a TEP customer and you are not signed up for Budget Billing, e-bill or […]

October 12, 2021

Register today + give the Gift of Hope!

Most children spend the holidays enjoying time with family, feasts and beautifully wrapped presents. The unfortunate truth for children and young adults living in foster care and families facing financial difficulties all across Arizona are that these holiday traditions and activities are merely a dream. Holidays can be a harsh […]

September 27, 2021

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 […]

August 20, 2021

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. Our Behavioral Health and Trauma Support Services help […]

August 17, 2021

The Importance of Trauma Informed Care at AzCA

Written by Mary Duncan, AzCA’s Employee Learning & Development Coordinator 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 […]

July 13, 2021

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. That’s why we partner with established nonprofits in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area […]

June 29, 2021

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. All ages, even children younger than […]