A Voice For Arizona’s Children For More Than 25 Years
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While Children’s Action Alliance does not offer direct services to families in need, there are many organizations in our communities that can help with such needs as additional income, health insurance for children, and food.

Community Information and Referral Services serves as Arizona’s key source of integrated information that brings people and services together to meet vital needs. It is our vision that all Arizonans are easily connected to available health and human services in their communities. We are the lead agency and provider of 2-1-1 services in Arizona.

Children’s Action Alliance can provide you with a speaker for your organization or event. CAA staff possesses considerable knowledge and expertise on the following issues:

  • How to make your voice heard to your elected officials and the media
  • Children’s health coverage
  • Child abuse & neglect, foster care, and adoption
  • Early care & education, including preschool and child care
  • State or federal budget & tax issues
  • TABOR– the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
  • Juvenile justice
  • Issues facing working families

For more information, please contact us at caa@azchildren.org or at 602-266-0707.

Resource Guides and Referral Services

getting from here to there 100px no frameGetting from Here to There – A Guide to The Dependency Court For Children and Youth in Foster Care This guide has been reviewed by youth in foster care for your benefit. We want you to be involved! No one can stress how important it is for you to be an active participant in your case.

The guide will help you to understand why decisions are made, how they are made, and who they are made by. It will also help you to understand where and when your voice matters and who can express it appropriately.

 Valley of the Sun United Way Program Directory – Whatever your human service needs may be, this Help Guide and Program Directory is designed to be your one-stop reference guide.

FindYouthInfo.gov is the U.S. government Web site that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

Arizona Community Action Association’s People’s Information Guide – in English and Spanish – is a directory of various community resources.

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Health Care Resources for Arizona’s Low Income and Uninsured Families – This desk spanish version buttonenglish version buttonmanual is designed to provide information and resources on Health Care Programs available to uninsured Arizonans. 

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Kids Health Link – connects you to no-cost or low-cost healthcare, all at no charge.

Arizona Foster Youth 411 – Foster Youth 411 is a website designed for youth and young adults who need resources and information to facilitate immediate survival and long-term success. On this website, we hope that you can find information and access to whatever you need including shelter, education/employment assistance, transportation, food, or even to just find ways to have fun without spending a lot of money.

Reference Guide to Arizona Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid Information is a place where you can find: Popular Foster Youth Grants & Scholarships, information on Arizona Scholarship Aid, Arizona College Specific Scholarships, National Scholarship Sites For Foster Youth, Minority Scholarship Sites, Scholarships of Interest, Regional College Planning Centers and Scholarship Search Websites.

Arizona Self Help – is a free, easy, and confidential way to find out if you qualify for such benefits as food stamps, health care, or child care assistance.

Arizona Child Care Resource and Referral – is a statewide program in Arizona that helps families find child care. CCR&R also provides training and resources for child care providers and information for the community.

Help With Your Taxes

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

Healthcare Questions

Children’s Health Insurance Programs – information and application for KidsCare, AHCCCS, nutrition assistance, and other help through Health-E Arizona.

Keogh Health Connection – connects under-served individuals and families in need to healthcare and community resources. We focus primarily on disadvantaged women and their children who are working toward self-sufficiency.

Public Charge (2007) This flyer in English and Spanish lists which public programs will and will not affect immigration status.

Office of Women’s and Children’s Health Hotlines – Three hotlines operated by the Arizona Department of Health Services: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Children’s Information Center, and WIC.