Phone: (480) 733-3053
Email: [email protected]
A New Leaf is a Joint Commission accredited, non-profit 501(c)(3) agency. Its mission of Helping Families...Changing Lives, is achieved through the provision of relevant and effective services, delivered with compassion, sincerity and clarity of purpose. The agency’s comprehensive continuum of care, includes services offered at 20 different program sites, serving vulnerable populations throughout Maricopa County. Since 1971, A New Leaf has been making a positive impact in the community, serving approximately 18,000 men, women and children annually.
As an agency, A New Leaf recognizes that children thrive in a loving home with a strong support structure. To that end, our Foster Care programs provide a wide range of services, including foster care licensure and certification and placement for children with behavioral challenges. The foster care program provides services to families looking to become foster parents. The children in foster care need loving, safe and secure homes. A New Leaf has facilitated many adoptions to loving foster parents. The foster care program has provided a safe home to hundreds of children.
The Therapeutic Foster Care program matches experienced people interested in becoming licensed, therapeutic foster parents and/or respite providers. Children range from infancy to 18 years of age with high levels of behavioral, emotional and psychiatric needs. Therapeutic Foster Care strives to provide children and adolescents with the opportunity to live in a nurturing and stable environment with a family-like structure and prevent at-risk youth and adolescents from escalating to higher levels of care. To be eligible to be a therapeutic foster parent, you are required to have at least one year of foster care experience or a background in behavioral health.
A New Leaf also licenses next of kin, including grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and other kinship relationships. These are members of the extended family who care for their own family members through the Department of Child Safety system. We provide supportive services and licensing to these family members.
A New Leaf's Parent Aide Program provides services to families whose children are placed in the legal custody of Arizona's Department of Child Safety (DCS). The program provides a range of support services, instruction and assistance to parents or caregivers to improve their skills and ability to fulfill parenting responsibilities. A New Leaf employs and trains Parent Support Partners in the skills necessary to transport, monitor and educate parent/guardians in various aspects of parenting techniques. The Parent Support Partners schedule case assessments in cooperation with DCS Specialists to identify behavior changes required for reunification and report progress on a regularly scheduled basis. The program provides individualized services to accommodate the needs of the family's schedule, including weekends and evenings.
A New Leaf accepts single providers, those living in apartments, renting, and or homeowners, including same-sex couples and families of all backgrounds. We do not have breed restrictions on pets, as long as they are friendly and rabies vaccinated.