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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: The mission is to improve the well-being of Arizona's children and families through programs that strengthen child care, youth and families.

Programs: Child & adult care food program reimburses family child care providers for the cost of serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. Cacfp also holds annual nutrition workshops. For the year ended june 30, 2014, there were 865 childcare providers who participated in the food program.

healthy families is a community-based multi-disciplinary program which provides support services to families with newborns. For the year ended june 30, 2014, there were a total of 1,853 families served in the healthy families program.

early intervention programs provide home-based intervention services for infants and toddlers who have, or are at risk for development delays. This is achieved through the development and implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated, and community based service delivery system which is family- focused and culturally appropriate. For the year ended june 30, 2014, there were a total of 3,298 children served in the early prevention programs.

provider training and enhancement programs - the arizona infant/toddler institute provides comprehensive training to infant/toddler caregivers at no cost. Training is based on a nationally recognized curriculum. The project more program partners with more than 20 early childhood centers in tucson to help improve quality, enhance early childhood literacy, and increase caregiver capacity to help children learn. Program specialists provide training, assistance and mentoring and also assist centers with certification/licensing. Quality first is arizona's voluntary quality improvement program for early care and education programs serving children birth through age 5. Child care centers receive financial incentives, professional development, access to child care health consultants and coaching.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5


When I had my daughter, I needed to find child care information so that could return to work. I researched the internet and had trouble finding a complete list of companies. I was speaking with a friend and she told me how helpful Child & Family Resources had been and that I should reach out to them. When I spoke with the people at Child & Family Resources, they were extremely helpful. They mailed me a complete list of accredited child care and preschool facilities in my area. This information was extremely helpful in finding the best child care for my daughter. Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to get to know the people of Child & Family Resources and I truly appreciate how they serve our community. It's nice to know that there our people in our community trying to help others. Thank you Child & Family Resources! Sincerely,
Heather

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first learned about Child & Family Resources, Inc. when I was looking for child care for my 5 week old daughter. I was so scared to leave my newborn baby in the hands of a stranger! I did not know what questions to ask, or the type of questions I could ask, or where to even begin. A friend of mine reccomended I call Child Care Resource and Referral because she had used this service, and told me they could help me. When I called the phone line, and talked to the specialist, she was so reassuring and so nice. She told me about all of the different types of child care, and I learned so much I didn't even know! The information they provided me, and the resources about child care completely eased my worries and fears about choosing a daycare for my daughter. I was able to go back to work with the peace of mind that she was in good hands. I really do not know what I would have done!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ladies that work for this group are simply amazing. They're willing to help out with any need, from information to services. The information available to families working with this group is useful, real world information. The only change I would make to this service would be to raise the age limit as both of my children enjoy the visits from our case worker.

Client Served

Rating: 4

program assisted my child and my family with ability to use the techniques and tools needed to move forward. The program is nice and helpful and so are the people running it and if my family or anybody else ever has any problems I know where to go child and family resources!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Child and Family Resources have changed my life. All the support I have received has helped me to become a better parent for my child. I have learned techniques to help with my child's growth and development. I have learned to value myself, helping my self-confidence to improved. Thanks to this Agency I have learned to become more independent individual.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has so much fun at Happy Hours that he never wants to leave! The staff at Child & Family Resources are energetic and caring, and I feel lucky to have them be part of my son’s childhood.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a participant of "Happy Hours," an after school program that takes place at his school. The VERY FIRST DAY when I went to pick him up, he wanted to stay longer, because he wanted to keep playing basketball with one of the staff members. The staff always play games with all the kids, and he brings home a fun art project at least once a week. I can't believe what a great job they do of transforming his school space into a fun zone!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a client of CFR for two years now. I enrolled after having my son who is 10 years younger than my next child. I was literally starting from scratch; physically, mentally and emotionally. And I was not prepared in any facet. After the initial visit, I felt relieved to tell someone honestly that I have been suffering from depression and alcoholism for many years. And more importantly, I wanted it to stop but I didn't know how to deal with the many things in life that haunt me and now a newborn. How on earth could I be a good mother when I felt so terrible all the time? This program showed me how. My support specialist showed me how to ask for help. With her support and information seeking, I enrolled in counseling, I have been able to communicate with my husband about goals and discipline, values and structure for our son. That alone was amazing to me because I raised my other children alone. I didn't know how to have a parenting partner at all. Life has changed a lot in the last two years, including me going back to work and adding to the grind but she is still there for me anytime I need her. And every time I have to fill out one of the dreaded depression scale/evaluations, I see my answers improve. I feel better about the answers I can give. I know that if no one was asking, I wouldn't be aware OR asking for the help.I feel like the Healthy Families is a sounding board, a touchstone and a friend. It is a great support and I love every minute I get of Healthy Families... Thank you CFR!!

Client Served

Rating: 4

I really love this program and it has helped me out alot because i get to finish my school while my daughter is being cared for, and not just i learn but my daughter also is learning as well.

Cathey H.

Client Served

Rating: 3

Since the very first day I was introduced to the Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Program my life changed. I was able to recognize my innate wisdom and have the opportunity to recognize the powers I possess. Not only have I become a better leader, but have also become a better person. Through YES I have served my school and community. In addition, I have spread my leadership skills amongst the people around me. YES has had a positive impact in my life. -Andrea

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little girl has been going both to the after school program better known as Happy Hours for the last three years. Additionally she attends the summer camp as well. Both of us are happy with the program and will continue to stay as long as we possibly can. The summer program is THE very best. Lots of happy days. :)

The teachers are great, the experiences given to the children are wonderful and enriching.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am not sure if I am suppose to mention names on here so I will refer to her as J and her supervisor along with the rest of the Kingman office have been tremendously helpful to me and my family. They are all very cheerful and set a good mood with the positive energy they radiate when dealing with our family. The parent nights are very well thought out and bring unity and harmony among the families. I have made some friendships with other moms in the program. I have gone through some difficult post partum issues and both J and the supervisor were there for me. I would and have recommended the program to many people and do nothing but talkhighly to those who do not want to join. I love the program and all the benefits it has to offer and would not want to see the program disappear. Without Healthy Families I think my parenting my be different. I am so thankful for the useful information and the activities we are able to do with my son. Thank you so much for bringing the program to our area.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined the healthy family program when I was 15 years old. i did not know any thing abot having my baby. my lady came out each time i had a problem or a fight with my boyfriedn and i was upset. she helped me understand that my baby feels the feeligns I am feeling and is there for me. i love the crafts and learning about my baby in the papers that i am brought out. i even made a book for them to stay in so i can look back. my lady in kingman got me into a ged program and i was able to finishe school by going to pals. i love the program and i lvoe that if my lady is not there to help me someone always is and they do not make me feel like i will fail couse I am so young. i know what i want to do with my life and i have the courage to go do it because of my worker and healthy family. i am 16 and from kingman, arizona.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Healthy Families in Bullhead City Az. I all around just think this is a great program for all who are involved. I was lucky enough to be introduced to them and there help through the Las Vegas Hospital as my son was 8 days old then suffered from a major heart surgury. Ever since my son was 3 months old I have been involved in this program and will be up until my son is 5. I love the service and help I recieve and I love giving back to them and helping other families as well. I look forward to my once a week meeting with my worker as she puts me ease about my sons delvelopmental skills as he has a rough time as an infant. My son will be turning a year old the end of May and I am so glad to share it with them Healthy Families has helped changed my life and the way I am raising my son for the positive. They are AWESOME!!!!!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not say enough about the services our family has received through this program. Each week we have worked on building our family stronger. Not an easy task when you are speaking about a family with nine special needs children. We have recently gone through a loss of a child in our home. With the support from Child &Family Resources, we are learning how to become an even stronger family then before.

Thanks Child & Family Resources! Can't imagine doing this without your help!! Sharon

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted Child and Family Resources when I was embarking upon opening a Pre-school in my home. It was important for me to find up to date information and state requirements for embarking upon such a venture. Child and Family Resources made everything very simple and easy to follow. They walked me step by step through the process with care and understanding. I am now the proud owner of an awesome pre-school thanks to the help I was given. They also let me know of grants available to me, with their help I was able to buy new equipment and supplies. The children are so excited! Child and Family Resources really made a difference in the lives of many children. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a DES certified child care, and heard about project MORE. I contacted them because I read about this program that helps people like myself to become a DHS certified. They were very helpful, every step of the way. They were there financially and in person and when I had my inspection everything checked out and I got my license!!! I'm very happy to have this kind of program that really helps you, and cares about you.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello I am a Family Home Daycare Provider in the Sahuarita Az. area. I was introduced to this wonderful program when I applied to become DES certified, they quickly contact me and made an appointment to try to meet the needs of the children that I provide care for. The staff were so friendly and always willing to help if you had any concerns or questions, informing you on what there program is all about and it felt great to see the new changes in my room and to see the children enjoy the new items provided. I would recommend this program to any provider that needs some help to get them started. Great program and very satisfied.

Review from Guidestar

Linda W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I offer my highest recommendation for Child and Family Resources and two of their programs that I have used for the past two years.

I first heard about the Camp HH and Happy Hours after school program through my son’s elementary school. I am a single mom with a full-time job and my son has unique medical issues so I was very concerned about the care and supervision that he would receive after school or after school was out during summer weekdays while I was still at work.

My son is 10 years old and has been participating in Happy Hours and Camp HH for the past two years. The counselors at both Happy Hours and Camp HH offered a warm welcome and were prepared to supervise his medical needs while at the same time they treated him just like all the other children. Because of his diabetes the counselors became educated about his needs, stayed in regular contact with me about his blood sugar levels, how he was feeling, what he was eating or drinking, etc. They included him in everything and always had projects, games, field trips and other activities for the children to get involved in.

I have noticed improved confidence and independence in my son. He has made many good friends and looks forward to going to both Happy Hours during school and Camp HH in the summer. The greatest part for me is my sense of confidence in the staff when I drop him off, knowing that he is in good hands. The “icing on the cake” of course is that he has a great time and enjoys being there.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff of Discovery Learning Center on Broadway is working very hard to obtain a 5-star rating through the "First Things First" Program; the program decided on by the voters in the last election.

Our coach, Andrea Dekker; has worked very hared to obtain more equipment, books, school supplies, and scholarship money than anyone before. She has worked with Ms. Beth, our assistants and teachers to more to better our learning center than with any other program we have been involved with in 40 years. We are over half-way through the process, hoping to receive a 5-star rating.

Review from Guidestar

Andrea D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

15 years ago I was new to Tucson and wasn't sure how to go about caring for children in my home here in Tucson, like I did in Michigan. I didn't know if I needed to be licensed, certified, or what. Someone told me about Child Care Resource & Referral (at Child & Family Resources) and I called them. They gave me all the information I needed to begin caring for children. Soon after I became a registered provider, they gave my info out to enough people that I was able to have my business up and running in no time at all! 6 years later I was working in a child care center and used Child Care Resource & Referral's Early Childhood Bulletin to find all the trainings I needed to fulfill the yearly requirements and help make me a better teacher! Every Child & Family Resources employee I came into contact with was respectful and interested in what I needed. I recommend them all the time!