Congrats Graduates!
Child Crisis Arizona celebrates preschool graduation
A dozen families shared dozens of smiles on Friday, June 21 as they watched their four year olds accept their preschool diplomas at the Child Crisis Arizona Phoenix Early Education campus.

Each year Child Crisis Arizona provides quality preschool at a very low cost to 28 children whose families are living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. This year 12 of those children graduated and will move on to kindergarten in the fall.
Foster Parents Needed
There is a huge need for more families to open their hearts and homes to a child in the foster care system. Right now in Arizona there are more than 13,000 children in foster care and not enough homes to accept them. The process to become a foster parent takes an average of six months but our staff at Child Crisis Arizona are here to help every step of the way! It all starts with an orientation. You can find all the upcoming orientation dates on our WEBSITE.

Not ready to foster? We're always looking for caring individuals to join our team! We have full- and part-time positions open. You can see all open positions HERE.
Thank you to all the members of the media who have helped us get the word out about this great need!
We Continue to Grow
We continue to grow and expand at Child Crisis Arizona.

This month we added a group home that has capacity for ten boys, ages 13 to 15 years old, in the foster care system. This new addition to Child Crisis Arizona, located in Mesa, will provide 24-hour supervision from caring, professional staff.

Teens who reside with us are given support and guidance as well as behavioral health services, living skills, case management, schooling, nutritious meals and a safe, loving home-like environment.

We are excited to enhance our ability to serve this population!
Child Crisis Arizona Brings Services to Peoria
Child Crisis Arizona is pleased to be one of 11 non-profits opening up a new work space inside the newly-formed Community Assistance Resource Center, bringing foster care and adoption and family education services to the West Valley.

Child Crisis Arizona staff will be working out of the space, located at 8335 W. Jefferson St. in Peoria, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

At a ribbon cutting for the new center on Thursday, June 27, Council member Bill Patena said this resource has been a longtime coming.

"It’s always very difficult to tell citizens that we could not assist them," he said. "We often tried to find help for them but we were never sure if we connected them with someone who could help. I believe those days are over. Citizens will now be able to get the help they need. I know we may not be able to be all things to all people but this resource center is a step in the right direction.”
Thank You Macy's!
For many years, Macy’s has been a valuable partner for Child Crisis Arizona in serving children and families and building a stronger community.

In September of 2018, Macy’s granted Child Crisis Arizona a District Invitation Grant to build an urban garden at the Emergency Children’s Shelter. The plants soften the shelter environment and also open conversations for kids about seasons of change and planting seeds for the future.

Once again, this past May, Macy’s offered support to Child Crisis Arizona by naming the non-profit as the beneficiary of their Round-Up Campaign. The campaign raised $17,202.81 for Child Crisis Arizona. Those philanthropic funds will be put to good use furthering the mission of “Safe Kids, Strong Families.”

Thank you, Macy’s, for planting seeds of kindness that will continue to grow within our organization and making a valuable investment in children and families.
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Child Crisis Arizona’s mission is to provide Arizona’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families. Child Crisis Arizona provides emergency shelter, foster care, adoption, counseling, early education, home visitation and parenting support services to Arizona’s most vulnerable children and families.

Torrie A. Taj, CFRE | Chief Executive Officer
Lisa A. Ricci, CPA | Chief Financial Officer
Jodi L. Stoken, CFRE, CAP | Chief Development Officer

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