Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Strong families and youth are the future of Arizona and vital for Arizona communities and economy.

Wellness & Recovery
A Win For Arizona Families: CarePortal Expands To Maricopa County

Successful Partnership With Faith-Based Community Will Help Even More Families In Need

Governor Doug Ducey is announcing the official launch of CarePortal in Maricopa County to help keep more vulnerable Arizona families together. The CarePortal is one of many partnerships formed through the Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment, chaired by First Lady Angela Ducey, and is designed to connect families in crisis with local faith-based organizations willing to lend a hand. Learn more...

Arizona CarePortal Project

"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.

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Arizona Angel Initiative

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.

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Grants Awarded to Prevent Child Abuse in AZ

Nineteen child-abuse prevention programs in Arizona are benefiting this year from more than $450,000 in grants they received from the sale of license plates bearing this message: It shouldn't hurt to be a child. Read more on

Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment

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.

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