Basic Resources: (Food, Clothing, Diapers, Etc.)
ICM Food & Clothing Bank: Located in downtown Phoenix, helps families meet basic needs, including food, clothing, shoes, soap, shampoo, and baby formula six days a week. They also provide free medical clinic services once per month.
Arizona Helping Hands: Provides Licensed and Kinship Foster Families with twin beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, holiday and birthday packages, school supplies and backpacks. Service is by appointment only. Also, children must have a Notice to Provider from DCS.
The Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): A federally funded program providing residents with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals
iFoster: Provides 100s of Resources through partnerships with 100s of Companies, Government Agencies and Non-Profits Nationwide.Free and Deeply Discounted Products and Services are available to meet the biggest needs of our Children and Youth. We also provide Rewards for the accomplishments of your children or youth, job opportunities for your youth.
Additional Training/ Education Resources
Family Resource Center: offers parenting classes, workshops, children’s playgroups, support groups, family events and many other resources.
Parent University provides parents and caregivers with information about their vital role in shaping children's lives.
Arizona Kinship Support Services/KARE: Provides contact information for resources for education, employment, housing, respite, respite vouchers, financial and legal services, and other benefits.
Family Involvement Center: provides a variety of support groups for parents/caregivers, and youth in Phoenix.
Steele Foundation Connections Center: offers support group meetings for kinship care every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month. Call 480-834-9424 for location and times.
Children/ Family Activities
Hope and a Future, Inc.- Provides opportunities for children in foster care to attend special camps, receive mentoring, and scholarships for ongoing educational assistance.
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation: Advocates the self-esteem and improves the lives of Arizona’s children in foster care by providing funds for social, athletic and educational activities as well as items that contribute to quality experiences while they live through hardships of their lives.
Boys and Girls Club of America: has free, after school services to children in foster care ages 6-18 years old