We are still here for children in crisis.

Altered services 

The safety of our employees and the families we serve is our top priority. Our focus during this national health crisis is on sustaining the most important and life-threatening parts of our services while allowing as many employees as possible to practice social distancing and to work remotely if their position permits. Here are some ways our programs are affected:

• Family Education classes are now available over Zoom and on-demand.  
• Meet and Greets to learn about being a foster parent are being held virtually over Zoom. The next Agency Meet and Greet will be on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. Please email lisa.simmons@childcrisisaz.org to RSVP. The training to become a foster parent, Foster Parent College, is available online. Historically, the number of calls for child abuse investigations spike when children return to school from a long break. We anticipate a great need for more foster parents in the near future.
• Current foster parents can still contact their licensing worker with any questions or concerns or email adoption.foster@childcrisisaz.org. You can find more information on virtual visits on the DCS website.
• Early Education Services are temporarily suspended. Children and families that depend on this program for food service will still be able to pick up meals curbside Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. Please contact your Family Support Specialist for more information. 

 

The state of Arizona has established a hotline for questions about COVID-19. If you need assistance please dial 2-1-1. If you need emergency assistance, please dial 9-1-1. In Maricopa County you can also text 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.

 

Financial support 

At Child Crisis Arizona our emergency placement services are still fully operational serving the community’s most vulnerable children and youth. Many have asked how they can provide help during this critical time.

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is reminding state taxpayers wanting to claim tax credits on their 2019 individual income taxes for donations to Qualifying Foster Care Organizations that they have until April 15 to make these donations.

For more information on tax credits in the state and what forms to use, visit https://azdor.gov/tax-credits.

Give To Our Wish List

At this time our biggest needs are:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bleach
  • Clorox wipes
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Non-perishable food
  • Restaurant gift cards for take out/order in
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Children’s craft activities
  • Board Games

Donations can be dropped off curbside from 10:30 a.m. too 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at:

817 N. Country Club in Mesa

or

402 N. 24th Street in Phoenix.

Please email Justin.Duran@childcrisisaz.org to schedule drop off.

 

Emergency shelter needs

Our emergency shelter services are fully operational. We are having some difficulty getting food for the children from our usual sources. At this time our biggest needs are:

  • Mac and cheese
  • Cereal (anything that doesn’t have peanut butter)
  • Crackers
  • Rice or rice meals (Spanish rice, chicken fried rice, etc.)
  • Canned fruit
  • Soup (tomato, chicken noodle, etc.)
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pasta – pasta sauce

Donations can be dropped off curbside from 10:30 a.m. too 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at:

817 N. Country Club in Mesa

 

Explore what it takes to be a foster parent by attending a virtual meet and greet

Now more than ever children in foster care need stable, loving homes. Email Lisa.simmons@childcrisisaz.org or call 480-321-8944 for more information.

The required training, Foster Parent College, is online, as well as DCS orientation videos.

 If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call the AZ Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD – 1-888-767-2445

 

Apply to do meaningful work

Are you passionate and interested in working with children and families? See our list of employment opportunities at https://childcrisisaz.org/who-we-are/careers/

Matching Gifts Program

Numerous companies offer employees a matching gift program that increases a financial gift to Child Crisis Arizona. Prior to making your gift, check here to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Matching Gift Program  

Donation Policy

Child Crisis Arizona collects and uses personal information such as name, address, telephone number and email address when a donor or supporter voluntarily provides it to us. This information is securely kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used in our development and communication activities.

Child Crisis Arizona does not sell, trade or share its donor list with any other organization or company. We will use contact information of donors for these purposes:

  • Distribute receipts for donations
  • Thank donors for their donations
  • Inform donors about news, upcoming fundraising events, and other activities
  • Internal analysis and record keeping
  • Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
  • Contact donors about changes to this policy

Child Crisis Arizona follows the AFP Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics.