ARIZONA HELPING HANDS LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PROGRAM TO EXPEDITE FOSTER CARE LICENSING IN ARIZONA

Foster Licensing Aids program made possible through 2016 changes to  Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit program Arizona Helping Hands (AHH), Arizona’s largest provider of basic essential needs for children in foster care, has launched a first-of-its-kind program to assist foster care licensing for families. This program was made possible largely…

Tax credit donations make teenage birthday dreams a reality

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/opinions/tax-credit-donations/#.WMtF4tvAYKQ.facebook Thanks to tax credit donations — and the generosity of those who support our organization — Arizona Helping Hands is now able to expand its services to even more children living in foster care. When Arizona Helping Hands was recognized recently by the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce as its…

Foster group aims to ease burden on families

http://www.cbs5az.com/story/34506914/foster-group-aims-to-ease-burden-on-families SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - With 17,000 children in the foster care system in Arizona, foster agencies are constantly looking at new ways to encourage more people to become foster parents. The process can be complicated and expensive, with courses, background checks and home inspections. But Arizona Helping Hands aims…

Local charity brightens holidays for children in foster care

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/news/local-charity-brightens-holidays-children-foster-care/ Local charity brightens holidays for children in foster care Scottsdale Independent Jan 18th, 2017 Comments: 0 Final numbers for the Arizona Helping Hands 2016 Holiday Toy Drive are in. In November and December, the organization provided toys directly to 2,171 children, as well as toys to 84 churches, nonprofits,…

Scottsdale Charros aid Arizona Helping Hands give comfort to foster children

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/neighbors/scottsdale-charros-aid-arizona-helping-hands-give-comfort-to-foster-children/ Scottsdale Charros aid Arizona Helping Hands give comfort to foster children By Terrance Thornton Dec 16th, 2015 Comments: 1 The 501(c)3 nonprofit Arizona Helping Hands delivered more than 1,500 beds to children within the Arizona foster home system. (Submitted photo) On any day of the week there are, on…

Opinion: Helping Hands sends ‘shout out’ to DCS caseworkers

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/opinions/opinion-helping-hands-sends-shout-out-to-dcs-caseworkers/ Opinion: Helping Hands sends ‘shout out’ to DCS caseworkers By Dan Shufelt Jan 14th, 2017 Comments: 0 What does it take to be a Department of Child Safety caseworker? DCS has shared a video on its website for all interested candidates to view, titled “A Realistic Look at a…

Governor’s Youth Commissioners donate 1,300 toys for Arizona children in need

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/neighbors/governors-youth-commissioners-donate-1300-toys-for-arizona-children-in-need/ Gov. Doug Ducey’s Youth Commissioners collected more than 1,300 toys statewide for Arizona foster care youth through the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. Toys, books, clothing and other essentials collected in Phoenix will be delivered to children in need through Arizona Helping Hands, a Phoenix-based nonprofit. Items…
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