Coronavirus and Foster Care

DCS is continually updating information regarding their response to the pandemic as information evolves. Please see the link below for the latest news and procedures from the Arizona Department of Child Safety:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources

Caregivers are needed now more than ever. Did you know that teachers are generally among the top reporters of suspected abuse and neglect of children? As children re-enter the classroom, the state is preparing for a surge in the foster care population. Many children who are currently in abusive situations have been hidden away from the public eye, unable to physically access the school professionals who would generally identify their need for help.

With over 14,000 children in care, and fewer than 4,000 foster homes, Arizona’s children need your help today. For information on becoming a foster parent in Arizona, please visit our orientation page to learn about the process and get started today. Or share this information on your social media pages to spread awareness about the need of safe and loving homes for children in foster care.

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