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Children at Risk of Being Homeless in Arizona

A recent report, America's Youngest Outcasts 2010, ranks each state in the areas of the numbers of homeless children, their well-being, the risk for child homelessness in the state, and state level planning and policy activities. Using the most recent data available this report ranks Arizona 47th in the nation in the composite score and as the worst state in terms of children at risk of being homeless. Thankfully, it gets better from there. According to this report, Arizona's planning and policies place closer to the middle of the pack as does the overall well being of children in Arizona.

Landmark Federal Foster Care and Adoption Bill Makes Critical Improvements for Arizona Foster Children

CONTACT: Beth Rosenberg (602) 266-0707, ext, 206brosenberg@azchildren.orgDownload PDF Version The passage on Monday of landmark federal child welfare reform legislation, The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893), will make it possible for more children in Arizona and across the nation to leave foster care quickly and safely to join permanent families. Read more