We have a great need for volunteers to staff at our two Centers. In doing so, you will be making a huge difference in the quality of life for these children. Find out more >>
Both locations will be closed on 12/24, and 12/25 in observation of Christmas. We will also be closed on 12/31, and 1/1 in observation of the New Year. Happy Holidays!
Downtown Phoenix Center
1112 West Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85013
Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-2, No Sunday Hours
East Valley Center
in the Desert Heritage Church
1020 N Horne, Mesa, Arizona 85203
Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-2, No Sunday Hours
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. Orientations will be held virtually, please email Audrey Hall at email@example.com for a Zoom link, please review dates provided below, keep in mind there are only 15 spots available.
You will need to make appointments for both centers 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 by email only. Reservations are not required for family visits Monday through Friday.
To use one of Arizonans for Children’s two visitation centers for supervised visits for foster children and biological parents, 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. The next orientations will be held:
- Thursday, December 9th at 8:00 AM
- Thursday, December 16th at 11:00 AM
- I will post more dates for the New Year towards the end of December.
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.
- 2003 we served 1,573 people
- 2004 — 6,803
- 2005 — 14,832
- 2006 — 2,1746
- 2007 — 22,840
- 2008 — 37,574
- 2009 — 43,322
- 2010 — 55,974
- 2011 — 60,548
- 2012 — 77,578
- 2013 — 78,178
- 2014 — 91,798
- 2015 — 118,153
- 2016 — 101,466
- 2017 — 79,435
- 2018 — 72,359
- 2019 – 67,793
To date since our inception in January 2003–April 21st, 2021 we have served 966,382 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.
A key part of helping Arizona children who have been removed from their homes is helping them maintain contact with their siblings and parents. 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.
With your help we can increase the programs available for our community’s less fortunate children.