BIRTHDAY DREAMS ARE FILLED FOR BOYS & GIRLS IN FOSTER CARE!

BIRTHDAY DREAMS ARE FILLED FOR BOYS & GIRLS IN FOSTER CARE! In Arizona, according to the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) “Family Foster Home Care Rates and Fees Schedule”, the State provides foster families with a “Special Needs Allowance”. This allowance is “Available to assist foster parents with expenses such…

A “SHOUT OUT” and A HELPING HAND TO DCS CASEWORKERS

A “SHOUT OUT” and A HELPING HAND TO DCS CASEWORKERS What does it take to be a DCS (Department of Child Safety) caseworker? DCS has shared a video on their website for all interested candidates to view titled “A Realistic Look at a Career in DCS”. Watching this 20+ minute…

HELP children in foster care AND Make Money by doing so!

HELP children in foster care AND Make Money by doing so! This is NOT a Ponzi scheme!  The Arizona State Legislature has created an opportunity for taxpayers to MAKE MONEY by donating to Organizations that provide services to boys and girls in foster care.  The Arizona Foster Care tax credit…

Three Women, 19 years, HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of kids!

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/opinions/three-women-pitch-brighten-holidays-az-children/ Three Women, 19 years, HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of kids! In 1998 Judge Paul Donaldson and his wife Kathy formed ARIZONA HELPING HANDS (“AHH”) as a volunteer group to do good deeds for others. Kathy had made a promise to her dying sister, Patty Neroni to do ONE GOOD DEED…

Just Imagine

Imagine being a 37 year old single lady, going through your day to day life, never having had children and receiving a phone call…  The Department of Child Safety is calling to say that your THREE teenage nieces and nephews, one of whom has special needs, are in an unsafe…

ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATORS WORK TO MAKE IT RIGHT FOR KIDS IN FOSTER CARE!

ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATORS WORK TO MAKE IT RIGHT FOR KIDS IN FOSTER CARE! Our Arizona State Legislature has a dubious (at best) history of providing support to children’s programs. In National child welfare statistics, Arizona has been fighting it out with Mississippi in recent years for the bottom of the…

A DAD in an INSTANT!

A DAD in an INSTANT! Meet Nick, a self-described 28 year old “single guy with a dog” who became a DAD in an INSTANT…. At Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”) we meet amazing people every day whose lives change in a flash to provide a safe and loving home for a…

HOW MANY BEDS????

HOW MANY BEDS???? When we tell people about the impact Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”) on the lives of boys and girls in foster care, many are truly amazed by the numbers. In the summer of 2013, when problems with the predecessor agency to the Department of Child Safety, (Child Protective…

At ARIZONA HELPING HANDS, volunteers are PRECIOUS!

Arizona Helping Hands was started as a volunteer-based organization. A group of friends all came together 18 years ago, with the simple objective of doing good deeds for those in need in our community. Our founder, Kathy Donaldson has dedicated untold hours of service and has never taken a penny…
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