A key part of helping Arizona children who have been removed from their homes is helping them maintain contact with their siblings and parents. Our visitation centers provide safe and comfortable spaces for these visits to take place.
Our centers rely on our incredible volunteers to help run smoothly. If you are looking for an opportunity to help families, click here to learn more! If you are in need of supervised visits due to a family court case related to custody/parenting time, please click here.
Downtown Phoenix Center
1112 West Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85013
No Sunday Hours
East Valley Center
in the Desert Heritage Church
1020 N Horne, Mesa, Arizona 85203
No Saturday or Sunday Hours
To use one of Arizonans for Children’s two visitation centers, Parent/Case Aides must attend an orientation. Upon successful completion of this mandatory orientation, you will be given an Arizonans for Children badge that will need to be renewed yearly. If you have not yet attended orientation, please see below for instructions. Parent/Case Aides need to have their Arizonans for Children badge to use our centers. All Parent/Case Aides who have attended orientation prior to May 1, 2021 will need to obtain a new badge prior to using our visitation centers.
You will need to make appointments for our Phoenix center for Saturdays.
- Please email Audrey Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up appointments each week.
- Reservations will open every Wednesday beginning at 9 AM and close Friday at 2 PM.
- Reservations are not required for family visits Monday through Friday.
Orientations will be held virtually, please email Audrey Hall at email@example.com for a Zoom link and provide the date/time you would like to attend (see below). Please keep in mind there are only 15 spots available. The next orientations will be held:
- Tuesday, September 13th at 11 AM
- Thursday, September 22nd at 8 AM
- Thursday, September 29th at 11 AM
- Tuesday, October 4th at 8 AM
- Tuesday, October 11th at 11 AM
- Thursday, October 20th at 8 AM
- Thursday, October 27th at 11 AM
Arizonans for Children opened the state’s first Children’s Visitation Center in Phoenix in January 2003. This Center, which is the foundation for all of Arizonans for Children’s programs, provides a safe home-like environment where supervised family visitations and bonding activities can take place. Due to the intense community need and the success of the first Center in June 2007 we opened our second Center in Desert Heritage Church in Mesa.
To date since our inception in January 2003-November 30th, 2021 we have served 976,011 people.
A requirement of the court, supervised visits provide an opportunity for evaluation of a parent’s successful incorporation of parenting skills acquired through attendance of State provided classes and counseling. The goal is to determine parental suitability with the possibility of family reunification.
It is a sad fact that prior to the opening of the Children’s Visitation Centers, these visits took place in cramped offices. These places generally increase a child’s fear and apprehension while doing nothing to nurture and restore the parent-child relationship.
The Center in downtown Phoenix offers a game room, nursery, toddler room, large living room settings, and outside playground. The Center in Mesa has a dining room, outside playground, nursery, game room and large visitation rooms.