CASA of Apache County
P.O. Box 1222
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: 928-337-3552
Fax: 928-337-7950

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

CASA of Cochise County
P.O. Box 4219
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: 520-432-7521
Fax: 520-432-7247

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Cochise County CASA Program
P.O. Box 204
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Abby Dodge (work - 520-432-7521; fax - 520-432-7247;adodge@court.az.gov) is the court's CASA coordinator; she brings requests to the Chochise County Council for CASA (a non-profit organization that enriches the CASA program). The CASA County Council does tutoring, beds, clothing, apartment set-ups, outings, and gas for CASAs.

Arizona Kinship Support Services/KARE
400 W. Fry Blvd., Suite 11
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-458-2131, ext. 1821

Click here for more information.

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

Market on the Move through the 3000 Club-For a donation of $10 in Phoenix and Tucson, and $15 in Northern Arizona you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce in a farmers market like atmosphere and setup that you can share with your friends, family, neighbors or other people in need. For a schedule and locations click here.

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

CASA of Coconino County
Coconino County Juvenile Court
1001 E. Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tel: 928.226.5422
Fax: 928.226.5455

Amber Martin (work – 928-226-5420; ammartin@courts.az.gov) is the court’s CASA coordinator

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Coconino CASA for Kids, Inc.
Website: www.CoconinoCASAforKids.org
Contact: Becky Lewis (home – 928-566-9353; cell – 928-699-7316; flaglewis@aol.com

Individual awards for children in foster care through online application process.

C.U.D.D.L.E. Outreach
P.O. Box 3022
842-A Vista Ave.
Page, AZ 86040
Phone: 928-645-2944
Fax: 928-645-2293
E-mail: info@cuddleoutreach.org
Website: www.cuddleoutreach.org

C.U.D.D.L.E. also has a program that is limited to the Page area and that is open to all children ages 13-17 interested in working in the medical profession called “Scrub’bees,” this program familiarizes kids with the various aspects of working in the medical profession.

CASA of Gila County
1400 E. Ash Street
Globe, AZ 85501
Tel: 928-402-4427

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Rim Country Arizonans for Children
1105 N. Easy St.
Payson, AZ 85541-3814
Contact: Ms. Pat Johnson
Cell: 928-978-5610
E-mail: patjohnsoninpayson@gmail.com
RCAC can also be reached at P.O. Box 2711; Payson, AZ 85547

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

CASA of Graham County
Graham County Courthouse
800 W. Main
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: 928-792-5103
Fax: 928-428-5240

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

CASA of Greenlee County
P.O. Box 1146
Clifton, AZ 85533
Phone: 928-865-2072, ext. 129
Fax: 928-865-5358

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

CASA of La Paz County
1316 Kofa Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: 928-669-6188, ext. 237
Fax: 928-669-9770

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Market on the Move through the 3000 Club-For a donation of $10 in Phoenix and Tucson, and $15 in Northern Arizona you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce in a farmers market like atmosphere and setup that you can share with your friends, family, neighbors or other people in need. For a schedule and locations click here.

Agua Fria Food Bank
405 E. Harrison Drive
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: 623-935-9135

Agua Fria Food Bank provides emergency food boxes and school uniforms (during back to school season); the food bank serves the Goodyear, Avondale, Tolleson, and Tonopah area. ID and proof of address is required. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until noon.

United Food Bank's Help Yourself Food Box Program - Through the Help Yourself Program, clients can purchase a box of food for $20 which includes a variety of fresh meats, produce & dry goods (a value of about $40). For an extra $13, you can get extra meat selections. Clients can also select from additional bonus items like bread, pastries, dairy products and deli products depending on availability. The earlier, the better the selection. Cash or Food Stamps accepted No restrictions or qualifications. 358 E. Javelina Drive, Mesa, AZ 85210, (480) 926-4897. Fridays from 8:00 am-noon, excluding holidays. Open to the public.

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

Borderlands Food Bank P,O.W.W.O.W. Program operates during our produce season, typically November through August. Every week, usually on Saturdays, P.O.W.W.O.W. host sites are held in cities around Arizona. These sites are hosted by community organizations (churches, civic organizations, schools and universities.) Visit any of the P.O.W.W.O.W. sites and leave with up to 60 lbs of fresh produce, all just for a contribution of $10. Website

Arizonans for Children, Inc.
Phone: 480-838-0085
E-mail: kayemccar@cox.net

AFC works primarily in Maricopa County, but will help children from other counties from time to time. Services include: Birthday and Holiday gifts, Admission tickets to local events, Annual Train park Picnic, tutor/mentor program, LifeBooks.

Arizona Helping Hands
7850E. Gelding Drive, Suite 500
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-889-0604
E-mail: dreamcatcher@azhelpinghands.org
Website: www.azhelpinghands.org

Provides licensed and unlicensed kinship foster families throughout Arizona with twin beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, holiday and birthday packages, and school supplies and backpacks. Children must have a Notice to Provider from DCS. Service is by appointment only. Residents of other counties willing to travel to Maricopa County may also receive services.

The Cinderella Affair
Website: www.cinderellaaffair.org
East Valley Women’s League
Contact: Traci Estenson
Website: www.evwl.org

The Cinderella Affair is an all-volunteer project supported by East Valley Women’s League; it provides high school juniors and seniors new and gently-used formal wear absolutely free. They deal mostly with girls’ clothing, shoes and jewelry but will help with some items for boys.

Helen’s Hope Chest
126 East University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 480-969-5411
Website: www.mesaunitedway.org/helens-hope-chest/

Provides goods to/for children in foster care or in kinship care (and to biological children of the same families) including: clothing; children’s books; diapers; toys and games (including batteries and gift certificates for teens); sports equipment; hygiene product; blankets (but not mattresses or beds); and school supplies. Recipients will be expected to provide either a Notice to Provider (for children in foster care) or a kinship number (for children in kinship care but not foster care; available from a kinship partnering program).

Jose’s Closet
Superstition Mountain Elementary School
550 S. Ironwood Dr., Suite 1
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Phone: 480-309-1743
Website: www.josescloset.org
Email: info@josescloset.org
Contact: Wendy Esquibel; 480-313-8796;wendy@josescloset.org

Jose’s Closet supplies foster, adoptive, and kinship families with clothes, strollers, school backpacks, toys, formula, diapers, and much more. There is a small annual membership fee for Jose’s Closet that covers ALL children in the home. They also charge a small fee for some disposable items (like diapers and formula) because they are in high demand and sometimes need to be purchased to supplement donations.

Agua Fria Food Bank
405 E. Harrison Drive
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: 623-935-9135

Agua Fria Food Bank provides emergency food boxes and school uniforms (during back to school season); the food bank serves the Goodyear, Avondale, Tolleson, and Tonopah area. ID and proof of address is required. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until noon.

Arizona Kinship Support Services
7910 W. Thomas Rd., Suite 103
Phoenix, AZ 85033
Phone: 480-748-9269

Provides contact information for resources for education, employment, housing, respite, respite vouchers, financial and legal services, and other benefits.

Family Involvement Center
Website: www.familyinvolvementcenter.org

5333 N.7th Street A-100
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-412-4095
Fax: 602-288-0156
E-mail: info@familyinvolvementcenter.org

8766 E. State Route 66, Suite G
Prescott Valley, CA 86314
Phone: 928-379-5077; 877-568-8468
Contact: Trish Riner, Program Manager; trish@familyinvolvementcenter.org

Family Involvement Center provides a variety of classes and support groups for parents/caregivers and youth in Phoenix and Northern Arizona. Most services are offered in both English and Spanish.

Their Parent Assessment Center (PAC) offers telephone (or walk-in) support in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, except on holidays. PAC is staffed by parents, called Parent Partners, who have raised or are currently raising children with emotional, physical, and behavioral health care needs. PAC's Parent Partners provide support and helpful information, discuss options, offer encouragement, and inspire hope. They listen and help parents face challenges and find solutions that will meet the needs of their child and family. You can contact their PAC by calling 602-288-0155 or 877-568-8468 or emailing pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

Child Crisis Arizona
817 N. Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 480-834-9424
Fax: 480-834-9340
E-mail: info@childcrisisaz.org
Website: www.childcrisisaz.org

Child Crisis Arizona provides services for children in foster care/foster families and kinship families including: children’s self-development – play groups, character building classes, classes for children 8-11 dealing with family changes, and other children’s classes; anger management for the family – temper/anger management classes for children and anger management classes related to parents; parenting skills classes; special topic classes and workshops. Some classes and workshops are offered in Spanish. There are no fees, but some classes require the purchase of a workbook. Registration is required.

New Pathways for Youth connects youth ages 9 to 21 with caring and dedicated adult mentors to help these youth reach their greatest possible potential. The curriculum involves intentional programs through which youth, with the support of their mentors, acquire and effectively apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Their community center is located in the Garfield community and they work with youth from the greater Phoenix area. New Pathways for Youth also has a free after school and summer program at their community center that includes daily homework help, reading and academic support (including access to computer technology), arts and crafts, fitness and recreational sports activities, and daily nutrition (including snacks, hot meals, and non-perishable food packs for the weekend). New Pathways for Youth also has monthly parenting workshops (in English and Spanish) for the caregivers of youth enrolled in the program.

Hope and a Future, Inc. Phone: 602-258-5860 Website: www.azhope.com

Royal Family Kids Camp – A one-week summer camp experience for children ages 7-11.

Teen Reach Adventure Camp – A summer camp for foster children from 12 to 15 years old, offering fun, character-building activities, and outdoor recreation from horseback riding to low-level challenge courses.

Life 360 – A life skills mentoring program for Arizona foster children who are at least 12 years old and builds on the successful relationships established during our summer camp programs. The program focuses on basic skills like money management, household management, planning for college, budgeting, interviewing for jobs, job skills, nutrition, and meal planning.

John S. Brewer Memorial Scholarship Fund – Created to help any foster child through ongoing educational assistance, career training, and college scholarships. The John S. Brewer Memorial Scholarship Fund provides assistance for high school tutoring, vocational training, college tuition, and housing assistance while in college. Click here for the application.

J.U.G. (Just Us Girls) Nation Jewels Youth Program is a program for teen girls ages 12-18 who could benefit from a transformational mentoring experience where they can develop, grow and gain resources that will prepare them for life as a young adult. There is a registration process for the year-long program and financial assistance is available to help offset registration fees.

Explorer Post 2906 is sponsored by the Phoenix Police Department as a community-based policing program. This successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women aged 14 through 21 in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter the law enforcement field or not. As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Phoenix Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community's police service. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give of themselves to their community. Although Post 2906 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian. Click here for more information.

New Pathways for Youth connects youth ages 9 to 21 with caring and dedicated adult mentors to help these youth reach their greatest possible potential. The curriculum involves intentional programs through which youth, with the support of their mentors, acquire and effectively apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Their community center is located in the Garfield community and they work with youth from the greater Phoenix area. New Pathways for Youth also has a free after school and summer program at their community center that includes daily homework help, reading and academic support (including access to computer technology), arts and crafts, fitness and recreational sports activities, and daily nutrition (including snacks, hot meals, and non-perishable food packs for the weekend). New Pathways for Youth also has monthly parenting workshops (in English and Spanish) for the caregivers of youth enrolled in the program.

Yes, SWIM Kids AZ teaches infants from 2 to 7 months old how to swim.

Arizonans for Children in partnership with Take Charge America offers free classes in Financial Literacy and Aging Out.  These interactive classes teach youths not only to budget money but how to apply for a job, write a compelling resume, excel at an interview and apply for college funding. Classes are for youth 11 to 18 years old and are taught throughout Maricopa County.

The Lend a Hand loan program pays off high-cost car title loans up to $3,000 for Maricopa County residents. The program is a partnership between the Arizona Community Foundation, MariSol Federal Credit Union, and Take Charge America. The goal of the program is to rescue residents struggling to pay off car title loans and help put them on a path to healthy credit and financial success. For more information, click here.

Community Legal Services, Inc. provides high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance in many areas (including housing, employment, health care, etc.) to low-income Arizonans. For more information, please go to their website at http://www.clsaz.org/family.html. Click here to see their information brochure.

Family Involvement Center’s Parent-to-Parent Support Services Program can provide short-term, one-on-one support for families with children receiving behavioral health services. Services are offered in Maricopa County.

CASA of Mohave County
P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, AZ 86402
Phone: 928-753-0790, ext. 4229
Fax: 928-753-0799

CASA of Mohave County
2001 College Drive, Suite 148
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Phone: 928-453-0705, ext. 3730
Fax: 928-680-0193

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

CASA Council Helping Children of Mohave County
P.O. Box 6605
Kingman, AZ 86402-6605
Cell: 928-279-9314
Fax: 928-692-9677
Website: www.casasupport.org
E-mail: info@casasupport.org
Contact: Ron Stephan; rstephan@casasupport.org

CASA Council Helping Children of Mohave County supports the foster children of Mohave County by providing funds to allow the children to have access to a variety of activities, including equine therapy, sports, computers, tutoring, summer camps, music lessons and instruments, martial arts classes, dance lessons, and art classes. The website includes an application form.

Community Legal Services, Inc. provides high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance in many areas (including housing, employment, health care, etc.) to low-income Arizonans. For more information, please go to their website at http://www.clsaz.org/family.html. Click here to see their information brochure.

CASA of Navajo County
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: 928-524-4135
Fax: 928-524-4325

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Navajo County Friends of CASA
P.O. Box 1774
Show Low, AZ 85902-1774
Website: navajocountyfriendsofcasa.com
Contact: George Turner; 928-242-3139; gwturn77@aol.com

Navajo County Friends of CASA:
- provides for the unmet material needs of children in foster care such as baby/youth furniture, car seats, eyeglasses/contact lens, bicycles and helmets, school supplies, clothes, etc.
- promotes self-esteem by funding sports activities, tutoring services, musical instruments and lessons, Scout uniforms, Cheerleading/Pep Squad fees, etc.
- provides enrichment opportunities through funding for camp tuition, travel expenses, school extracurricular participation fees, sports activities, special outings, etc.

Market on the Move through the 3000 Club-For a donation of $10 in Phoenix and Tucson, and $15 in Northern Arizona you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce in a farmers market like atmosphere and setup that you can share with your friends, family, neighbors or other people in need. For a schedule and locations click here.

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

Borderlands Food Bank P,O.W.W.O.W. Program operates during our produce season, typically November through August. Every week, usually on Saturdays, P.O.W.W.O.W. host sites are held in cities around Arizona. These sites are hosted by community organizations (churches, civic organizations, schools and universities.) Visit any of the P.O.W.W.O.W. sites and leave with up to 60 lbs of fresh produce, all just for a contribution of $10. Website

CASA of Pima County
Juvenile Court Center
2225 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713-5295
Phone: 520-724-2060
Fax: 520-724-2211

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

CASA Support Council for Pima County, Inc.
P.O. Box 36017
Tucson, AZ 85740
www.pimacountycasa.org
Contact: Linda Koral, President; 520-465-4425; linda@pimacountycasa.org

This CASA council provides goods and services only for children in Pima County who have CASAs. Among the things they do for foster children are the following: college scholarships; backpacks; tutoring; clothing and shoes; beds and mattresses; summer camp; refurbished computers; musical instruments; cultural experiences; and holiday parties (they hold a Christmas party for the kids, with gift cards that the CASA takes the child to buy whatever the child wants; they do the same for birthdays).

Arizona Kinship Support Services/KARE
220 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-323-4476

The KARE Family Center provides specialized case management and other services to relatives and non-relatives caring for youth. These services include support groups for grandparents and other relatives, including groups for monolingual Spanish-speaking caregivers, educational forums on court processes such as guardianship and adoption, and referrals to community resources. As part of their work, the KARE Center hosts events for participating families that celebrate and support their success.

Aviva Children’s Services
153 S. Plumer Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-327-6779
Website: www.avivatucson.org
E-mail: info@avivatuscon.org

  1. The Abused Children's Fund – this is a community donations fund used for special needs of children who are in the care of DCS, primarily for after school programs but also for, e.g., basketball shoes, YMCA registration, the cost of obtaining birth certificates, prom dress and shoes, baseball, football, or basketball camp, birthday gifts, and also necessities like food, formula, diapers, shoes, cribs or beds, school supplies, and new underwear and socks (requests to utilize the Abused Children’s Fund should be made through the child’s DCS case worker).
  2. The Bags for Kids Project uses a sew-a-thon to make duffel bags for children in foster care, so foster children are not stigmatized and embarrassed by being forced to use garbage bags as luggage;
  3. The Life Book project creates an age-appropriate written story of a foster or soon-to-be adopted child's life, written for the child by Life Book volunteers with the hope that it will help the child make sense of confusing and often upsetting events that led to an out-of-home placement.
  4. Every November, ACS runs a toy drive so that foster children can receive holiday gifts (ACS also does gift cards for teenagers).
  5. The Parent Peer Support Program charges no fees and allows families to meet in a group environment to share their experiences. The support group is run entirely by the participants and is the only program of its kind in Pima County and perhaps the only one of its kind in Arizona. ACS has approximately 700 volunteers and estimates that it reaches more than 80% of the children in foster care in Pima County.

More Than a Bed
3637 N. 1st Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-428-5280
Website: www.morethanabed.org

More than a Bed's mission is support foster families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs. They are "giving without measure" every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30am until 12:30pm where foster or adoptive families can pick up gently used or new beds, cribs, walkers, car seats, stroller, toys, furniture, and clothing at no cost. You will need to bring your Notice to Provider.

The 3000 Club in Tucson has a Computer for Kids program where qualifying 5-12th grade students can order a desktop system through their school for a donation of $20. All other requests for a desktop system are filled for between $20-$40.

Tucson Warehouse
350 S. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-373-5256
Fax: 520-373-5130

GoodTHREADS
Goodmans Interior Structures
3925 N. Business Center Drive
Tucson, AZ 85705
Website: www.goodthreads.net

On the second Saturday of every month from 12:30 pm until 3:00 pm, GoodTHREADS provides clothing at no cost to foster, adoptive, and kinship families. Parents are encouraged to bring gently used, clean clothing that their children have outgrown as an exchange but this is not required.

More Than a Bed
3637 N. 1st Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-428-5280
Website: www.morethanabed.org

More Than a Bed’s mission is to support foster families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs. They are “giving without measure” every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm where foster or adoptive families can pick up gently used or new beds, cribs, walkers, car seats, strollers, walkers, toys, furniture, and clothing at no cost. You will need to bring your Notice to Provider.

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona
2600 North Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-324-3150 or toll free 1-877-365-7220
Fax: 520-324-3152
Email: ppsa@pilotparents.org

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona is committed to providing encouragement and support to families who have children with special needs. Available services include:

PEER TO PEER SUPPORT – matches with experienced families who can provide emotional support and practical information in areas of similar concern.

SIBLING SUPPORT – Sibshops – follows the national model of group experiences for the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities.

INFORMATION ON DISABILITIES – through “The Navigator” newsletter, they offer information on upcoming trainings, articles relating to disabilities, and updates on state and local issues.

ADVOCACY TRAINING (AZ Partners in Leadership) – a leadership training program for parents of children with disabilities and for young adults with disabilities who want to further themselves as self-advocates.

All of their programs and services are offered free of charge without regard of the child’s disabilities, age, family income, qualifying conditions or other eligibility factors. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Market on the Move through the 3000 Club-For a donation of $10 in Phoenix and Tucson, and $15 in Northern Arizona you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce in a farmers market like atmosphere and setup that you can share with your friends, family, neighbors or other people in need. For a schedule and locations click here.

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

Borderlands Food Bank P,O.W.W.O.W. Program operates during our produce season, typically November through August. Every week, usually on Saturdays, P.O.W.W.O.W. host sites are held in cities around Arizona. These sites are hosted by community organizations (churches, civic organizations, schools and universities.) Visit any of the P.O.W.W.O.W. sites and leave with up to 60 lbs of fresh produce, all just for a contribution of $10. Website

CASA of Pinal County
P.O. Box 906
Florence, AZ 85132
Phone: 520-866-7076
Fax: 520-866-7081

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Pinal Council for CASA, Inc.
P.O. Box 12569
Casa Grande, AZ 85230
Contact: Karen DeBold, President; 520-560-1332; k_tlccg@hotmail.com

They do prom clothing and extras, tutoring, parties at the local swim park, backpacks and school supplies, and a Christmas party for the foster children only.

Arizona Kinship Support Services/KARE
Seeds of Hope/Mondo Anaya Community Center
1487 N. Crane Street
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Phone: 520-421-0500

The United Way of Pinal County has a Friend, Family, Neighbor - Caregivers Outreach Assistance Project (FFN-COAP) that improves the quality of care and education that children receive in unregulated child care homes. Website

Pinal Council for CASA, Inc.
P.O. Box 12569
Casa Grande, AZ 85230
Contact: Karen DeBold, President; 520-560-1332; k_tlccg@hotmail.com

They do prom clothing and extras, tutoring, parties at the local swim park, backpacks and school supplies, and a Christmas party for the foster children only.

Three Precious Miracles
Phone: 520-610-2555
Website: www.threepreciousmiracles.com
E-mail: threepreviousmiracles@gmail.com

Three Precious Miracles provides basic needs to Native American Foster children and grandparents raising grandchildren. They will provide basic support to the children and family to help them get adjusted to their new environment when they have been removed from their home in a crisis situation. Some items that TPM will provide include clothing, diapers, shoes, blankets, toys, toiletries and cultural trainings. Specific services include care packages, culture awareness, culture sensitivity, mentorship and a support group.

CASA of Santa Cruz County
2160 N. Congress Dr.
Nogales, AZ 85621
Phone: 520-375-7740, ext. 8159
Fax: 520-375-8203

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

Borderlands Food Bank P,O.W.W.O.W. Program operates during our produce season, typically November through August. Every week, usually on Saturdays, P.O.W.W.O.W. host sites are held in cities around Arizona. These sites are hosted by community organizations (churches, civic organizations, schools and universities.) Visit any of the P.O.W.W.O.W. sites and leave with up to 60 lbs of fresh produce, all just for a contribution of $10. Website

Market on the Move through the 3000 Club-For a donation of $10 in Phoenix and Tucson, and $15 in Northern Arizona you can get up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce in a farmers market like atmosphere and setup that you can share with your friends, family, neighbors or other people in need. For a schedule and locations click here.

Double Up Food Bucks - New Program - Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is a nutrition-based, federally funded program that helps people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables, while also supporting Arizona farmers. The program doubles the value of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets. Use your SNAP Quest Card at participating farmers markets and every dollar you spend is matched with an extra dollar to spend on more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $20 in free fruits and vegetables per market visit. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is currently available at 14 farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites across the state.

Visit http://www.doubleupfoodbucksarizona.org/ to find participating farmers markets including hours and locations or ask about Double Up Food Bucks at the information booth the next time you shop with your SNAP Quest Card at your favorite farmers market. Program of Pinnacle Prevention.

CASA of Yavapai County
Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center
1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-771-3165
Fax: 928-771-3387

CASA of Yavapai County
2840 N. Commonwealth Dr.
Camp Verde, AZ 85322
Phone: 928-554-8900
Fax: 928-554-8901

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation
P.O. Box 12457
Prescott, AZ 86304
Phone: 928-445-0800
Website: http://www.yavapaicasaforkids.org
Contact: Jennifer Whittemore, Board President; cell – 928-533-2254; jenwhittemore@hotmail.com
Alternative Contact: Eileen Bond, Board Recording Secretary; 928-632-7798; jimbond@northlink.com

They provide grants of goods and services, through their application form available online at their website. Their form specifically asks if the applicant has first applied to AFFCF. Anyone involved in the life of a foster child can apply. C4K coordinates holiday “gift trees” to obtain holiday gifts for foster children at a number of retailers in their area (the specific stores are listed on C4K’s website). Yavapai CASA for Kids operates a mailbox for confidential letter and gift exchanges between adoptive and birth families; this service is only available when approved by the Court and when both the birth and the adoptive families agree to participate. The mailbox ensures that the birth family can receive news about their children who have been adopted in a way that respects the confidentiality of all parties. C4K runs a visitation center for foster children visiting with their biological parents. C4K provides “celebration cards”; these are gift cards from local stores that are given to children in foster care when they experience a milestone, such as a birthday, improving grades in school, getting along better in the foster home, not wetting the bed for a week, or sleeping through the night in their own bed, in order to provide much needed positive reinforcement. C4K supplies clothing gift cards for each foster child in Yavapai County. C4K also provides each DCS office in its target area with gift cards (10 cards at $50.00 each replaced as needed) under the title “emergency clothing cards” to be available for case managers/foster placements to use when a child comes into care with only with the clothes on their backs. These cards are available at the DCS office without the need to put a specific grant request into C4K and distribution of the cards is tracked so that C4K knows how they were used.

Verde Valley CASA Children’s Foundation/CASA Children’s Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 2523
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Contact: Elisa Richards; 928-639-2611; cell – 928-300-8978; migee94@gmail.com
Alternate Contact: Karin Krippene; kikrippene@att.net

They provide bedding, gift cards, and mattresses.

Family Involvement Center’s Parent-to-Parent Support Services Program can provide short-term, one-on-one support for families with children receiving behavioral health services. Services are offered in Yavapai County.

Community Legal Services, Inc. provides high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance in many areas (including housing, employment, health care, etc.) to low-income Arizonans. For more information, please go to their website at http://www.clsaz.org/family.html. Click here to see their information brochure.

CASA of Yuma County
2440 W. 28th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 928-314-1830
Fax: 928-314-1995

Click here to request a CASA for your child in care.

Yuma Council for CASA
P.O. Box 903
Yuma, AZ 85366-0903
Contact: Brooke Adams, President; home – 928-345-2598; cell – 928-246-3034; bnaflour@yahoo.com

They focus on buying things for kids directly, such as summer camps, tutoring, speech therapy (the local schools provide only 15 minutes per month, in a group setting), prescription sports goggles, equine therapy, and especially regular use clothing. They seldom do electronics. They do ask CASAs to try to go through AFFCF first before applying to the CASA council. One of the churches in town (Desert Grace Community Church of the Nazarene [Pastor Clint], 12134 N. Frontage Road, Yuma, AZ 85367, 928-305-1132) runs “Jessie’s Closet,” which provides clothes for foster children; the CASA council works with this church.

Community Legal Services, Inc. provides high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance in many areas (including housing, employment, health care, etc.) to low-income Arizonans. For more information, please go to their website at http://www.clsaz.org/family.html. Click here to see their information brochure.