"The state does not make a good parent, which is why keeping families together is a priority for me."
- Governor Doug Ducey
The Arizona CarePortal Project connects families in crisis with community supports allowing more families to stay intact. The Department of Child Safety identifies the need, the CarePortal notifies partnering churches and the community meets the basic need. The Arizona CarePortal Project is done without any cost to local or state governments. All funding is provided through private donations.
The Arizona Angel Initiative allows citizens to walk into a police precinct, turn in their drugs and request treatment without fear of prosecution. Angels are also able to help parents secure safe placement for their child(ren) while they are in treatment in lieu of placing their child(ren) in the foster care system. The program is currently being piloted in West Phoenix with the Phoenix Police Department, Maryvale-Estrella Precinct.
The Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment was created to align, leverage and coordinate faith based and community resources to solve challenges faced by our most vulnerable children and families within the child welfare system and to provide additional support to strengthen families that are caring for both foster and adopted children.