These agencies provide mentoring services to children and youth in foster care. Some agencies focus their efforts on teens who may age out of the foster care system with no family connections. Other agencies work with children of all ages. As you talk with agencies about their requirements, please also ask about the ages of the children if you have a preference.
Phoenix Metropolitan/Maricopa County
Arizonans for Children
Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids (AASK)
Intermountain Human Development Centers
All other areas of the state are covered by
Arizona's Children Association
Arizona Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
(A CASA is a trained volunteer, appointed by the court to help determine what is best for a child in the court's care)
DES Volunteer Engagement Center
Volunteer to support a child in foster care through the Children's Heart Gallery or by supporting a DCS office.
Foster Care Review Board of Arizona
(Foster Care Review Board volunteers are appointed by the court to review cases of children in foster care.)
KARE Family Centers
If you are a family member raising grandchildren, nieces or nephews, cousins or other relatives; or raising children of a family member who is incarcerated, the KARE Center can help. Services are provided in both English and Spanish.
Lodestar Family Connections Center (LFCC)
provides a variety of programs for foster, adoptive, guardianship and kinship families. LFCC is family-centered to help meet the diverse needs of families caring for Arizona's children.