Support Fostering Advocates Arizona TODAY
For over 30 years, CAA has been the independent voice for Arizona’s children. We connect local, regional, and national partners with the goal of improving the lives of children through advocacy, information, and action. Understanding that enduring social change is created through community empowerment, CAA is deeply committed to approaching all we do with an equity lens. That commitment is reflected in our leadership team, which is comprised wholly of people of color, and our firm commitment to stakeholder-led advocacy. This is why we started and continue to support the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ).
FAAZ is a dynamic group of young people who have experienced foster care and who lend their time, expertise, and leadership to make the child welfare system better for children in care and those who have recently aged out. CAA raises funds each year so that the FAAZ leaders can work year-round to engage lawmakers, agency leadership, and other stakeholders around their policy priorities and recommendations. Please donate today to support these young leaders as they impact change in our state.
Right now, CAA and FAAZ are focused on lifting up and supporting the approximately 5,400 current and former foster youth ages 18 to 23 who are faced with the challenges of supporting themselves and staying healthy during COVID-19. In partnership with FAAZ, our Child Welfare Policy Director, Molly Dunn, has been advocating for key policy changes during the COVID-19 crisis that will create a life-line for young people who are facing the cliff of aging out of care during a pandemic and economic crisis.
Your donation will help keep older foster youth connected to services and housed during the health crisis. Your generosity will ensure successful transitions by supporting efforts to:
- Place a moratorium on discharges of youth aging out of extended foster care at age 21.
- Loosen eligibility requirements for extended foster care around education and employment activities.
- Provide post-foster care services and supports to youth until age 23.
Now more than ever, Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) will continue to push forward to ensure every child in our state is safe, healthy, and loved. We appreciate your support in our mission.
—Damita Curry, VP Development & Engagement
P.S. Your donation may be eligible for an above-the-line deduction (for total charitable contributions of up to $300) as Congress passed the CARES Act in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This charitable giving incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and can be claimed when you file your taxes next year. Please consult your tax preparer or consultant for more information.