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.
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Happy Labor Day
This Labor Day weekend and every day Arizonans for Children thanks and honors those that selflessly volunteer to improve the lives of children in foster care while helping families heal. Your work optimizes the very reason we celebrate Labor Day!
"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
Arizonans for Children volunteers help ensure the well-being of vulnerable children is met. Our Visitation Center and Supervised Visits volunteers that check the families in, offering a welcoming smile, keeping delicious pastries out for all to enjoy and keeping the areas clean and safe for everyone.
Volunteers host a variety of classes, workshops and activities that help the families engage and bond. Arizonans for Children has been helping families work towards reunification since 2002!
The newest activity is the Arizonans for Children STAR program which is Story Time and Reading. Volunteers choose a book and read to the families encouraging the parents and children to participate. This is beneficial in demonstrating the importance of early childhood reading time. An extra 15 minutes out of your day....a lunch break or after work will have a drastic impact of these families.
Becoming a Mentor for a school age child in foster care is another volunteer opportunity. Volunteers pick a child up from their foster placement, most times a group home setting and take them out in to the community to experience one on one time while learning valuable life lessons. Children in foster care change placements on average 5 times during their time in care, some many more that 5. That means a new home, new foster siblings, new rules, new school, new caregiver, literally new everything. A Mentor becomes the one consistent in the child's life. With 8 hours a month and a 1 year commitment to the child; mentors offer hope and consistency in a uncertain future.
Thank you for ensuring the well-being of these families is being met.
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What do you get when you combine kids in foster care, goats and yoga? A wonderfully good time! Super BIG Thanks to Lil Goat Town for introducing the children we serve to your goats and yoga. The sunset was stunning, the goats hilarious and the laughter heart warming. This has to have been one of my very favorite events EVER! 🐏🐐🌵💓🧘♀️🧘♂️
The calming serenity of yoga coupled with the hilarity of the goats and the sunset on the beach sand, tiki torches surrounding the area - this was an evening the kids (and a staff, a board member and all the mentors) will never forget. There are times when I've talked to the kids in foster care as we interview them to match them with a volunteer Mentor when the kids cannot remember the last time they laughed. Thanks to Lil Goat Tow
What a weekend at Arizonans for Children! Technology, technology and more technology!
We were very fortunate to be part of AZ Give Camp's Hack-a-Thon where teams of developers volunteer their time and expertise to engineer solutions for non-profits. The hack-a-thon started Friday afternoon at 3:00pm and went all the way until Sunday at 4:00pm!
Thanks to my new best friend Chris Huie, Arizonans for Children participated in this fantastic opportunity. Our team Tomas, Mandy and Cindy listened to our agency needs, tossed ideas around and came up with the perfect solution. This team developed an electronic check-in system that will offer faster check in and out times that will translate into more quality time spent on a visit for the families using the centers. This new system also tracks the data creating seamless reports while respecting and protecting the confidentiality of our clients. All of this was done with the knowledge that cost is always a factor in non-profits and th…
As our current Visitation Center Coordinator makes plans for grad school we are actively accepting resume's for the position. We wish Paige the very best and thank her for her positive attitude and commitment to helping families heal.
The Visitation Center Coordinator is a vital position at Arizonans for Children and has to be filled with the right person. We are a small staff so we need someone who is a team player, willing to help as needed and a problem solver. Someone that identifies an issue and instead of focusing on what is wrong, finds a solution to make it right.
This is not a typical Monday - Friday position so flexibility is crucial.
The right person will be able to lead a team of volunteers, focus on their strengths and motivate the team to be welcoming and nonjudgmental with everyone utilizing the visitation centers.
If you are interested in this position please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as "Visitatio…