We work with and support a number of organizations in Arizona and throughout the county that provide information and resources to foster families. Below is a list of foster care organizations that may interest you:
Adoptive & Foster Care Resources
Casey Family Programs – The nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – One of the leading advocates for foster care children around the country.
Foster & Adoptive Council of Tucson (FACT) – an organization whose mission is to raise awareness, develop support, create resources and promote advocacy for foster care and adoption among the Tucson community at large as well as key members of the community.
Angel Pajamas Project – The organization’s goal is to provide pajamas and books to the children in foster care so they can feel like someone cares, and that at bedtime in their own new pajamas and reading their own new book, they will have a feeling of comfort and love.
Arizona Children’s Association – ACA programs target the type of future everyone wants to see: a future where every child has a safe and loving home and families are supported through difficult and trying circumstances. It is ACA’s commitment to provide a specifically tailored continuum of services to children and families in need. All programs are family-focused, strength-based, culturally sensitive and outcome-driven.
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation – The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation promotes the self-esteem and enriches the lives of Arizona’s children in foster care by funding social, athletic and educational activities and items that provide them with quality experiences while they live through very difficult circumstances.
Arizona Helping Hands – Arizona Helping Hands assists foster families who have stepped up to provide a safe, loving environment for children in the Department of Child Safety system. Their programs are designed to provide many basic needs for these boys and girls.
Arizonans for Children – Arizonans for Children Inc., incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, exists to facilitate opportunities and provide effective solutions to alleviate hardships and improve the fragile lives of the abused, abandoned and neglected children in foster care. It is a tragedy, in this present time, that far too many children continue to find their well-being jeopardized.
AVIVA – Since 1978, Aviva Children’s Services strives to fulfill its mission of providing enhanced services to improve the quality of life for children who are victims of neglect, abuse and poverty, and are in the care of the Department of Child Safety (formerly CPS) in Pima County. Aviva aims to responds to the needs of foster children by supplying basic, everyday necessity items as well as resources to enhance their self-esteem and well-being.
Arizona Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents (AZAFAP) –Working in partnership with child welfare professionals and the community, their purpose is to support, educate, empower and provide a unified voice for Arizona’s foster and adoptive families, with the goal of increasing the well-being and stability of Arizona’s most vulnerable children.
Bikers Against Child Abuse – Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) is a non-profit, 501-C-3 tax exempt organization that exists to provide aid, comfort, safety and support for children that have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused. B.A.C.A. is dedicated to the principle that one of the basic rights of childhood is to be safe and protected, and when the child’s family or environment have failed them, the organization stands ready to provide it to them.
Black Family & Child Services of Arizona – Serving children and families of all ethnic backgrounds since 1984, BFCS is licensed by the State of Arizona to provide Behavioral Health Services and the agency holds a Child Welfare Placing License to provide adoption and foster care services.
CASA – CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA volunteers are everyday people appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children in court. CASA of Arizona and its volunteers have been advocating for abused and neglected children in Arizona for over 30 years and have served over 21,541 children.
Child and Family Resources – Child and Family Resources is a private, community-based, non-profit organization serving children, youth and families. At Child and Family Resources, they build strong communities where children can reach their full potential by using effective prevention and education strategies with families, teens and early educators.
Childhelp – The internationally respected nonprofit is the largest organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect as well as at-risk children.
Children’s Heart Gallery – Providing an online database of children ready to be adopted in Pima County.
Family Support Resources Inc. – Providing resources and information to help children, no matter the child’s current station in life, find their own path to self-fulfillment.
Foster Care Review Board – The Foster Care Review Board advises the juvenile court on progress toward achieving a permanent home for a child or children involved in a dependency action and in an out-of-home placement. The well-being of these children is the highest concern to board members.
Human Resource Training – Human Resource Training (HRT) was incorporated in August of 1981 to provide consultation and training in the social services field. Today it has expanded its scope to offer a wide range of services in child and adult welfare.
I am You 360 – I Am You 360 focuses to boost the self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness; improve appearance, positive thinking and community compassion; and improve school attendance among Pima County’s at-risk youth.
KARE Center – Offering resources for foster, adoptive and kinship parents through the Case Family Programs and Arizona Children’s Association.
More Than a Bed – More Than a Bed’s Mission is to support foster families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs. Their vision is to inspire the community to get involved in the life of a foster child and support the family providing care.
One Simple Wish – National organization to help show foster children or children in need the hope and love they deserve, from bikes to music lessons to laptops and more.
Spreading Threads – A Grassroots, nonprofit community clothing bank based in Tucson, Arizona, that provides free clothing to youth in foster care in Pima County and Southern Arizona.
Tucson & Southern Arizona Foster Care Licensing Agencies
A Place to Call Home – Licensing and certifying families to provide permanent and temporary care for children in foster care and children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1998.
Arizona Children’s Association – Licensing traditional and non-traditional families, single or two-parent families regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or disability.
Arizona Mentor – Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in 35 states offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses; to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as their families; and to elders in need of support.
Arizona Baptist Children’s Services – Faith-based non-profit that includes seven ministries with one mission: to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. ABCS serves the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors.
Casa de los Niños – The Casa de los Niños Foster Care and Adoption program recruits, trains, monitors and supports foster and adoptive families in Pima County. They strive to transform the lives of children by licensing and certifying families who are able to meet the temporary and permanent needs of children by providing a safe, nurturing and qualified home.
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc. – The Certified Adoptions Programs is a process in which those who wish to adopt a child from the State of Arizona Department of Child Safety undergo rigorous background checks, document submissions and interviewing. Upon submission of a Home Study report to the Court, a Judge decides whether to certify the person(s) as adoptive parents.
Christian Family Care – Offering PS MAPP classes, the state-required pre-service trainings to foster or adopt and Christ-centered, clinically sound accredited trainings to foster and adoptive families and community partners to meet yearly requirements.
Devereux – Individuals seeking services in any Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health program throughout Arizona have the right to all available services without discrimination because of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, handicap, national origin or sexual orientation. Devereux ensures that every client has the right to exercise all civil rights and the right of access to an advocate in order to understand, exercise and protect client’s rights.
Gap Ministries – GAP Ministries, a social service nonprofit serving Southern Arizona since 1999, stands in the GAP for those in need in three core areas: Family, Community and Ministry. GAP Ministries recruits, licenses and certifies individuals and families who wish to provide an excellent temporary foster or permanent home for abused and/or neglected children.
Grace Retreat Foster Care and Adoptive Services – Grace Retreat Foster Care and Adoption Services is a licensing agency contracted by the State of Arizona. Grace Retreat is committed to supporting families through the process of becoming licensed and providing a home for children.
Intermountain – Intermountain Centers recruits and trains foster care providers for at-risk children who require a safe and stable home environment in which to develop positive life skills, independence and self-sufficiency. Training and licensing is provided within the Intermountain organization, in accordance with State of Arizona regulations.
La Frontera Arizona: La Paloma Family Services – La Paloma recruits, trains and supports foster parents who are capable of providing a safe, structured and nurturing environment for children that are displaced from their homes.
Pathways of Arizona – Pathways of Arizona provides classes, licensure and ongoing support for foster parents, both at the DES and HCTC (therapeutic) level. Their families receive top-notch preparation for this invaluable service as well as receiving ongoing, round-the-clock support, which is paramount to the success of those children and their foster families.
Rise Family Services – Training individuals and families in preparation to be foster and adoptive parents. Training at RISE is free. They also offer free advanced training classes throughout the year to licensed families. This training help families gain more skills and knowledge and meet yearly licensing requirements.
VisionQuest – VisionQuest trainers are qualified and motivated to teach the requirements for foster care licensing. The teachers have extensive training experience and combine their knowledge of child and family needs with real-word teaching and learning situations to deliver relevant, fun and interactive training.