We are here to help you in your role as a parent!
Being a parent is the most important role you will play in your child’s life. Here are some resources to help you along the way.
BASIC NEEDS & GEAR
Ensure you and your child have everything you need from clothing, food, furniture and more!
Helen’s Hope Chest: Birthday gifts, back to school, clothing resource and more.
Arizona Helping Hands: Essential needs for kids in foster care.
Thrive AZ: Essential needs for young people/families in foster care.
OCJ Kids: Transitional suitcase, community outreach, camp and more.
Vineyard Community Charities: Banner Children’s Health Mobile, clothing and food bank.
Arizona Housing & Emergency Shelter List: Temporary and transitional housing.
Finding someone you trust to care for your child while you work towards your educational goals or go to work is a top priority.
Arizona Childcare Resource and Referral Search: Assistance making an informed childcare decision.
Arizona Head Start: Education search for children ages 3-5.
First Things First Quality First: Arizona’s quality rating system for early learning programs.
DES Daycare Assistance: Apply for childcare assistance, file a report, childcare waitlists.
EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES
You can achieve your educational goals while parenting. Here are some programs that may help! Don’t know where to start? We can help!
ASU Bridging Success: A team to help foster youth with the admissions process.
Maricopa Community Colleges Bridging Success: A team to help foster youth with the admissions process.
University of Arizona Fostering Success: A team to help foster youth with the admissions process.
Northern Arizona University Student Support Services: Support for First Generation College students.
Arizona Tuition Waiver and Educational Training Voucher: Educational financial support program for foster youth.
Arizona Friends of Foster Children: “Funding fun” for foster children/youth; provide opportunities for kids in care.
Post-Secondary Scholarships and Grants
FosterEd: Provide equal opportunities and outcomes for ALL young people.
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Scholars: Program who helps people who have experienced adversity to build a better future through higher education.
College Depot: Offers free comprehensive college planning services.
ReEngage Phoenix: Connects young people to opportunities and resources that lead to GED or Diploma.
Year Up: One-year training program to succeed in professional careers and higher education.
GED Programs in Arizona by County: Search for a GED program nearest to you.
Grad Solutions High School: Customize your educational program to achieve your goal of earning a high school diploma.
Career Success High School Phoenix, AZ: Career and Technical focused high school.
Ombudsman Charter School: Alternative education programs for middle and high school students.
ASU Prep Digital: Online high school which gives students an accelerated path towards university admission.
Keys to Success: Career planning, education and employment services for foster youth.
Compadre High School TAPP Program: Regular high school credits can be earned while earning specially designed Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Classes (TAPP), Childcare is provided.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Finding the right doctor, dentist or health care program is important.
Physical Health Care
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS): A healthcare program for individuals and families who qualify based on income.
Valleywise Health: Quality healthcare for the community.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): Healthcare coverage for eligible children.
Arizona Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program: Nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and supplemental nutritious foods.
Mental Health Care
Touchstone Behavioral Health: Infant and Early Childhood Program.
Touchstone Behavioral Health: Youth Outpatient Programs & Services.
Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS): Programs for children and families, domestic violence, substance use, counseling and more.
AHCCCS Provider Portal: Programs and Covered Costs search.
Dental Health Care
First Teeth First: Expectant mothers and children aged 0-5.
Parson’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics: 21 and younger.
St Vincent De Paul Dental Clinic: Virginia G. Piper Clinic.
Are you looking for education, training, and classes on parenting?
First Things First: Parent guide & parent kit.
Father Matters: Support services and positive mentoring for fathers.
First Things First: Quality childcare and preschool search.
Nurse Family Partnership: Home visitation nurse for first time Moms.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Personal Safety is a top priority. Here are resources to help!
Kaity’s Way: Advocates of healthy teen relationships by providing education, skills, and tools to youth and their allies.
Bloom 365: Prevent the root causes of domestic, sexual, and teen dating violence through support groups and education of equality and healthy relationships .
loveisrespect: Highly trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have concerns or questions about their dating relationships; Online Chat & Phone Line 24/7/365 .
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Reach advocates 24/7/365 to get the support you deserve. No names, no fees, and no judgment.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential hotline 24/7 for information, advice, or a referral.
Division of Child Support Services: Provides services to parents and caretakers who receive child support as well as parents who pay child support.
ALWAYS AZ: No-cost legal services for survivors of human trafficking and young people impacted by homelessness, abuse, and the foster care system.
Community Legal Services: Provides high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance to low-income Arizonans.