May is Foster Care Awareness Month. In 2018 Child Crisis Arizona’s licensed foster homes provided nearly 78,000 nights of safe sleep for hundreds of children. We asked Ricky, a foster parent with Child Crisis Arizona, about his experience.Details
On January 14th, Child Crisis Arizona held a ribbon cutting to welcome Maricopa County Head Start and 40 additional children to our facility.Details
Nicholas was placed in foster care when he was two days old. While his foster parent provided a safe home for him for two years, Nicholas needed a forever home and a family.
After learning about the growing need for foster families for children like Nicholas, Matt and Candice, who were raising two sons, decided to open their heart and home to another child.Details
As toddlers, Evan and his younger brother were placed in Child Crisis Arizona’s Emergency Children’s Shelter after suffering unimaginable abuse and neglect. After being placed in several foster homes, they were back in the care of Child Crisis Arizona when they met Marge.Details
Child Crisis Arizona’s Lunch for Love Raises $500,000 for Prevention, Intervention & Education Programs
Annual Fundraising Luncheon Features Stories of Love, Courage & Resiliency
MESA, ARIZ (September 27, 2018) – Child Crisis Arizona welcomed more than 500 guests to its annual Lunch for Love fundraising luncheon on Wednesday, September 26, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.
“We are pleased to announce that our Lunch for Love fundraising event surpassed our $500,000 goal,” said Torrie Taj, Child Crisis Arizona CEO. “This event is an integral piece of our fundraising strategy and provides for operations, future growth and sustainability.”Details
“I want them to know that they are perfect the way they are,” says Ny’Kol Dillon, Child Crisis Arizona Emergency Children’s Shelter volunteer. Ny’Kol, who is studying to become a pharmacist, first became involved with Child Crisis Arizona to fulfill community service volunteer requirements for her college program. She quickly formed a bond with the kids and decided to become a regular volunteer working with 7 to 10 year olds living in the Big Kids House. She commutes from Casa Grande to volunteer at the shelter once a week, and has given more than 135 hours of her time, compassion and talents.Details
Child Crisis Arizona held a preschool graduation ceremony in July to celebrate 15 children who have completed the program and are starting kindergarten this fall. Wearing blue caps and gowns, the graduates sang songs and smiled from ear to ear as they received “diplomas” to mark this very special achievement.Details
School is back in session! Thanks to generous donors, kids in the Emergency Children’s Shelter, Family Resources, Early Education Services, and Foster Care programs are starting the school year with new backpacks full of school supplies and new school clothes and uniforms. Over the last three months, companies, social groups, and individuals have gone the extra mile to help our kids and families.Details
At the age of 13, Allistar found himself in a position that many teens in foster care face. Due to no fault of his own, he had to leave the foster home he’d been living in for years and move in with a new foster family. While many teens struggle as they transition into a new living situation, Allistar was fortunate to be placed with the Palmer family who opened their home and hearts to him.Details
June has been a busy month of construction and growth here at Child Crisis Arizona as we move into the next phase of our Strategic Growth plan. The goal of this plan is to expand our prevention, intervention and early education services to serve more of the children and families who need us most.Details