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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA)

Children Action Alliance

(520) 312-8067

https://www.azga.org/

description
Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors provides information, support, and advocacy for grandparents and other kinship families raising their grandchildren.

service area
Green Valley,Nogales,Sierra Vista,Tucson,Yuma

Arizona's Children Association

Arizona Children Association
Kinship Support Services

3716 E. Columbia St.
Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 318-4882

http://www.arizonaschildren.org

  • Spanish Services

description
Kinship Support Services help kinship caregivers provide care, access services for children residing in their homes, and maintain family stability. Through kinship navigation, caregivers receive assistance, directly or through referral, to provide a safe home environment. Caregivers receive professional support services and are encouraged to utilize informal support, including friends, neighbors, other kinship caregivers, and community organizations. Kinship Support Services are collaborative with the caregiver and, when appropriate, with parents and other family members. Caregivers are guided in obtaining the necessary training and certification to provide care to the children in their homes. They are also informed of permanency options that include adoption, guardianship, or subsidized guardianship and connected to resources that can assist them with these legal custody alternatives. The Kinship Support Services support concurrent planning and will support the permanency planning efforts of DCS. Kinship Support Services are not responsible for disclosing permanency options to other parties to the case or assessing for or facilitating reunification efforts as developing and documenting the permanency plan is the role of DCS. Furthermore, Kinship Support Services is not responsible for counseling parents about relinquishment and alternative permanency options. The primary focus of the Kinship Support Services is to support the kinship caregivers as they navigate the child welfare system.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

costs
No cost for Arizona Kinship Support Services.

The KARE Family Center Tucson

Arizona Childrens Association

3716 E. Columbia St.
Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 622-7611

Fax: (520) 624-7042

https://www.arizonaschildren.org/kinship/

  • Spanish Services

description
Services include information, education, and resource referrals. Help in completing legal paperwork, enrolling children in school, and medical services. Assistance for families wishing to become guardians or adoptive parents through the juvenile court. Support groups. Benefits applications such as TANF, AHCCCS, and Kids Care. Information for caregivers and children on school, court systems, health care, mental health agencies, benefits programs, Dept. of Child Safety, etc.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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