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Special children, special caregivers

Special children, special caregivers

Being a child in foster care is hard enough but the challenge is taken to a new level when a child is diagnosed with a developmental disability. These children commonly experience functional limitations in performing daily activities like self-care, receptive and...

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Families don’t have to match

Families don’t have to match

Michael and David Hale were afraid fostering would mean falling in love with a child only to say goodbye but they decided to take a chance when they heard about a sibling set in need. After six months together the Hales filed for adoption and were surprised when the...

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Volunteer spotlight: Gail Shapiro

Volunteer spotlight: Gail Shapiro

Gail Shapiro is no stranger to early education. She has master’s degree in early education and was a preschool teacher in Connecticut for a time. When she was introduced to the Early Head Start programs at Child Crisis Arizona it seemed like a perfect place for her to...

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Volunteer spotlight: TDIndustries

Volunteer spotlight: TDIndustries

TDIndustries is known for building and maintaining buildings across the Southwest but it’s the work they do to build our community that is truly outstanding. For the past six years employees from TDIndustries have volunteered their time and skills to benefit the...

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Volunteer spotlight: Jackie Forbes

Volunteer spotlight: Jackie Forbes

Jackie Forbes has been a volunteer with Child Crisis Arizona since 2010. She started as a volunteer helping with the annual fundraising gala but was curious to learn more about the programs she was raising funds for. Jackie began volunteering in the shelter and...

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Volunteer spotlight: Kathy Jones

Volunteer spotlight: Kathy Jones

 Kathy Jones was looking for something to keep her busy and active after retirement from ASU when she stumbled across Child Crisis Arizona in 2011. She jumped right in to working with the kids in the Emergency Shelter’s Tiny Tots and since then has logged over 3,537...

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Ideas to keep kids connected virtually

Ideas to keep kids connected virtually

  While schools scramble to make learning happen online, many kids are missing the social part of school more than anything else. Playdates and birthday parties are off the table but there are still plenty of ways to connect with each other. Here are several...

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