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Child/Youth/Parenting Resources


Child and Family resources Inc

  • Great Things Thrift Store

  • Bilingual language options

  • Child Care Food Program (CACFP)

  • Youth Programs

  • Prevention Programs

  • Parents as teachers Program

  • Healthy Families Program

    • Hands-on educational activities

    • Baby health and safety resources

    • Free Services

    • In-home visits

CCRR-Child Care Resource and Referral

  • 2800 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

  • (520) 325-5778 or 1-800-308-9000

  • A program from Child and Family resources

  • Non-profit

  • Assists families in finding a child care program that works for them

  • Provides financial assistance for child care

  • Outreach and education

  • Providing an entry point to the child care field

Make Way For Books

  • Non-profit

  • Promoting a multiple generational approach to early literacy by teaching the parent how to teach their children how to read

  • Free literary material and childrens books

  • Education and mentorship

  • Free app containing free books to read to your child and video activities

  • Children's book club (0-8 yrs old)

United Way

  • Awareness and education

  • Guidance, resources, referrals

  • Newsletter

  • Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Has several programs:

  • The Born Learning program provides parents, caregivers and communities with tools to help cultivate early literacy skills in children

  • The Great Expectations Program offers free professional development to early childhood educators

  • The Family Support Alliance provides parenting resources to families in need

  • First Focus on Kids (FFK) Coalition

  • Youth on the Rise

  • Cradle to Career

Cradle to Career

  • "Articulates the major educational challenges facing the county and tracks the progress being made to address those challenges by conducting research and communicating relevant data and findings

  • Encourages and facilitates change networks designed to address those educational challenges

  • Identifies effective practices to spread what’s working

  • Develops prototype models that test and refine strategies for removing barriers to high educational aspiration and achievement"

Youth on the Rise

  • Website and app providing a guide to services, resources, & information youth needs to navigate the systems in Pima County. 

#First Things First

  • Provides grants to community organizations that provide free services for children birth to age 5 and their families

  • Resources and referrals

  • English and Spanish services

  • Blog

  • Food and Nutrition Assistance

  • Transition to kindergarten

  • Home visits

  • Developmental and Sensory Screening

  • Dental/Oral Health

  • The Birth to Five Helpline is a free service hosted by #First Things First and is available to all Arizona families with young children, as well as parents-to-be, with questions or concerns about their infants, toddlers and preschoolers. You can ask about anything, including:Sleep, Feeding, Eating, Fussiness, Tantrums, Challenging behaviors, Potty training, Child development, Health and nutrition, Parenting, Child care referrals and more.

  • The helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can also leave a voicemail or submit your question online anytime.

  • Free parenting help is a phone call away. Call 877-705-KIDS (5437).

DCS-HFAz (Department of Child Safety Healthy Families Arizona)

  • Relief funding

  • Foster assistance

  • Integrated Health Services for Children in Foster Care (Mercy Care)

  • Housing resources and some vouchers for 18-24 former foster youth

  • Prevention and Education

  • Resources and referrals

  • Mandated reporter overview training

Strong Families AZ

  • Community services and outreach

  • Parenting Podcast

  • Variety of programs including:

  • Arizona Health Start

    • For women who are pregnant or have a child under 2 years old

  • ​Early Head Start

    • For pregnant women and children 0-3

  • Head Start

    • For children 3-5

  • Healthy Families Arizona

    • For families with an infant under 3 months old

  • Nurse-Family Partnership

    • For first-time mothers less than 28 weeks pregnant

  • Parents As Teachers

    • For families with a child on the way or under 5 years old

  • Family Spirit

    • For Native American families with children under 3 years old

  • High Risk Perinatal Program

    • For families with newborns who have been in intensive care

  • ​SafeCare

    • For families with a child under 5 years old

ICS- INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES (YES program-Youth Enrichment Support)

  • Non-profit

  • Resources and referrals

  • Food Bank

  • Financial Support for children including:

  • High quality child care and daycare support

  • Support with sports, arts, camps, clubs and afterschool programs

  • School and sports uniforms

  • Prescription glasses

  • Parent Support Programs

  • Tutoring

  • Academic Supplies

Fun and Functional

  • Behavioral Health Services for children with ASD (Autism)

  • 1:1 Intervention

  • Early Childhood Intervention

  • Program Evaluation

  • Behavioral Interventionists Supervision

  • Team Development

  • Parent and Staff Training

  • Intervention Strategies Development

  • Play and Social Skill Groups

  • School Transition Facilitation

  • Toddler Development

  • Learning-To-Learn

  • Kindergarten Ready

  • Pre-Academic

  • Executive Skills

  • Peer Relationships- Making and Maintaining Friendships

  • Self-Regulation and Self-Monitoring

  • Social Skills Development

AZYP- Arizona Youth Partnership

  • 7575 W. Twin Peaks Rd. Ste. 165
    Tucson, AZ 85743

  • Email:

  • Website:

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  • Phone Number:



  • Trauma Informed Care Training

  • Assistance for pregnant teens

  • Positive Parenting Program

  • Donations Accepted including tax credits

  • Assistance for women who are homeless and pregnant

  • Community Education for parents and youth

  • Wake up! program offers drug and alcohol education for teens

  • Substance abuse prevention

  • Relationship Skills training

  • AZYP runs the Lighthouse in Prescott Valley and Harbor House in Mohave county, both of which are shelters for boys aged 12-17

  • Summer Leadership Institute program for youth aged 11-17

  • Much more...

AZYP SOR- Starting Out Right Program



  • This program is for pregnant or parenting teens

  • SOR was born from a program called the Teen Outreach Pregnancy services

  • Provides free education and support to pregnant teens

  • Home visits

  • Fun events

  • Free pregnancy tests

  • Offers free classes in parenting, healthy pregnancy, and childbirth education

Mikid Mentally Ill Kids

  • Family Support

  • Youth programs

  • Donations accepted

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Training programs and education

Parent Aid

  • Non-profit

  • Monthly Workshops

  • Parent Support Groups

  • Parenting Classes

  • In-person and online Programs

  • Donations Accepted

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

  • Non-Profit

  • Center offering no-cost lodging & meals for families with children facing serious illness or injury

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in Cochise County brings dental care directly to children

CHIP- Children's Health Insurance Program

  • Health insurance coverage for children, including dental and vision

Easterseals Blake Foundation

  • Non-profit

  • Behavioral health: counseling, therapy, psychiatric services, parent education, behavioral intervention. Family support: Aviva Children's Services (resource navigation), Parents as teachers, Early Head Start, Nurse-family Partnership, High-risk perinatal Program. Residential homes, Inclusive Early Childcare Centers, Child care provider professional development (training for parents), Respite services for children in foster care.

The Dollywood Foundation- Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

  • Offers parents free children's books for their children birth to 5 years of age

Tucson Medical Center- TMC for Kids

  • Southern Arizona's only Children's Miracle Network Hospital

  • Education programs

  • Free booster seats and bicicle helmets for children

  • Child seats and classes sponsorship by GEICO, Ride Safe Kids

Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

  • Non-profit

  • Free diapers to families in need and for adults with incontinence

  • Free feminine products to women in poverty

  • Donations accepted

Youth on their Own

  • Non-profit

  • supports the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness

  • Donations and volunteers welcomed

  • Financial assistance and bus passes

  • Resources and referrals

Teen Challenge of Arizona

  • 2637 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

  • (520) 792-1790 or (800) 346-7859


  • Youth addiction treatment center

  • Prevention programs

  • Volunteer and donations

Pima County Teen Court

  • "A diversion program for minors that have been arrested and have admitted guilt to their crime. These teens choose to be sentenced by a jury of their peers instead of going through the juvenile justice court system. All participants are teens, except for the judge."Parent Aid

GAP ministries

  • Non-profit

  • Parent Aid

  • Supervised visitation

  • Foster services

  • SPLASH group home

  • Volunteers welcomed

  • Providing Meals to Children, the Elderly, and Individuals in Need

  • Free Monthly Sponsored Shopping in the Community Warehouse. Must provide AHCCCS card, Foster Care license, or Military ID, and a valid ID. Closed-toed shoes required for shopping in the warehouse. Only adults over 16 years old allowed in warehouse.

MHC Pediatrics (Marana Health Care)

  • Pediatrician

  • Offers sick and well-child visits, immunizations, asthma management, behavioral assessments, skincare treatment, and sports physicals

  • First practice in Pima County to become an “Arizona Adolescent Champion Model”. The purpose of this model is to recognize that the teenage years are a critical stage of development during which foundations for healthy behaviors in adulthood are established.

  • Accepts most major insurances, AHCCCS Plans, and Medicare. Bring your health insurance card and a picture ID to your appointment and also operates on a sliding fee scale

John Valenzuela Youth Center- Pio Decimo

  • Provides a safe environment with caring adults

  • Operates a year round, out-of-school time youth program

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Skills Education

  • Family/Community Involvement

  • Recreation, Sports, Health, Dance, Cultural and Artistic activities

  • Service Learning Activities

TMM Family Services Inc

  • Non-profit

  • Family Journey-
    'Transitional housing program for families on the path to independent living'

  • 'Sober Lifestyle Housing-
    Safe and sober home that promotes life-long recovery from drug and alcohol addiction'

  • Senior and Veteran Housing

  • Affordable Housing

  • Donations and volunteers welcome

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona

  • Various locations- Address of Goodwill Headquarters in Southern AZ = 1940 E Silverlake Rd #405, Tucson, AZ 85713

  • FAX: (520) 623-8528

  • (520) 623-5174


  • Mandates all employees and youth employment participants be vaccinated against COVID 19 by Feb 1, 2022

  • All goodwill youth programs are for 16-24 year-olds

  • Youth Employment Program

  • Life Skills Workshop

  • Support with enrolling in post-secondary education

  • One-on-One Case Management

  • Financial Wellness Programs

  • Young Adult ReEntry Program

  • Metro Youth Program

  • Resources and referrals

  • Youth Restoration Project

Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- SAAF

  • "A SAAF place for LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 13-24"

  • Drop-in services

  • Homeless youth support

  • Life skills

  • Art expression

  • Computer Lab

  • Showers

  • Various education programs

  • Substance abuse prevention

  • Resources and referrals

  • Peer socialization

  • HIV testing and counseling

Tu Nidito

  • 3922 N Mountain Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719

  • 520-322-9155

  • Email:

  • Website:

  • Non-profit

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Donations accepted

  • Emotional support for children and youth and their families who have experienced a recent death of someone close to them

  • One-on-one support from a support specialist

  • Assists with helping children and youth develop positive coping skills for grief

  • Provides education for adults on how to work with and assist grieving youth

  • Support groups

El Rio

  • Community education

  • Health and wellness classes

  • Behavioral health

  • Primary care and pediatricians

  • Telehealth

  • Midwifery

  • Dental

  • Much more...

El Rio- RHAP program

Stand up for Kids

  • Committed to ending the cycle of youth homelessness

  • Street outreach and advocacy

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • (520)271-5369

Project Linus

  • Non-profit

  • Provides new handmade blankets to children in need.

  • Blankets are handmade and donated

Casa Support Council-Pima County

  • 2225 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713 located in Juvenile Court Center or 5049 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 159

  • 520-575-5130 or 520-724-2060


  • Non-profit

  • Donations and volunteer opportunities

  • "A CASA Volunteer is a specially trained community volunteer appointed by a Juvenile Court Judge to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings."

Arizona’s children association

  • Non-profit

  • Mental health services for children and families

  • Foster care and adoption

  • Education

La Frontera

  • La Paloma foster services

  • Outpatient and residential mental health and substance abuse treatment services

Peeps- Pima Early Education Program Scholarships

  • "PEEPs is designed to assist up to 1,200 children from income eligible families to attend high quality preschool at 170 locations across Pima County"

Kare Family Center

  • Consulting

  • Direct Services

  • Public Policy

  • Research and Analysis

Pathways of AZ


  • Main Tucson

    • 1161 N El Dorado Place Suite #103
      Tucson, AZ 85715

    • Phone: (520) 748-7108

    • Fax: (520) 570-1395

  • Northwest Tucson

    • 3295 W Ina Rd #150, Tucson, AZ 85741

    • Phone: (520) 744-4376

    • Fax: (520) 579-1138

  • Mental health clinic

  • Youth and family services

  • Foster services

Pima Prevention Partnership and Sin Puertas

  • Mental health and substance abuse treatment center

  • Private rehab

  • Building Bridges program- serves 13-21 year olds who are homeless or at-risk

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern Arizona

  • Non-profit

  • Counseling

  • Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Refugee Resettlement Services

  • Jewish Holiday Programs

  • Divorce Recovery

American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Advocacy

  • Resources

Bookmans Kids Club

  • Bookmans Midtown

    • 3330 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

    • (520) 325-5767

  • ​Bookmans East

    • ​6230 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712

    • (520) 748-9555

  • Bookmans Northwest

    • ​3733 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741

    • (520) 579-0303


  • Gives kids from birth to 12 years old a 10% discount on anything in store and a $10 gift certificate each year on their birthday

  • Bookmans offers educators currently teaching in the classroom a 20% discount when they sign up for a free project:educate card

Our Family Services

  • Information and referrals

  • Homeless families and youth services

  • Emergency shelter and rapid re-housing for families experiencing homelessness

Cope Community Services

  • Life in Full Throttle (LIFT) is a program for youth opioid dependency treatment (ages 13 – 17)

  • Thrive is a youth and family services Program

    • Individual, family, and/or group therapy

    • Skills building

    • Parenting classes

    • LGBTQ support

    • Substance abuse counseling and education

    • Case management

Pima County Public Libraries

  • Books and media free to borrow and return

  • Homework help for children and tutoring

  • Expansive resources

  • Multilingual content

  • In-person and E-library

  • Seed library

  • Kids InfoBits

  • kanopy kids

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Children's Resources


DKA assumes no responsibility by providing this information. This resource list is a community service and not an endorsement of the organizations listed. We regularly update this information, however, information changes quite frequently. Please verify directly with the resource to make sure information is current and accurate. If you see any issues in this list please email and we will correct the error as soon as possible. In addition to this list, you may contact Information & Referral @ 520-323-1708 for more resource information. Thank you!

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