Regular Foster Care
Pima County / Maricopa County / Pinal County / Yuma County / Santa Cruz County
- Many Arizona children from birth to 17 years are removed from their families each year.
- These children are placed in foster care homes on a short-term basis until the issues that cause the family’s foundational breakdown and subsequent removal of the child from the home can be resolved and the family reunified.
- Many of these boys and girls come into the custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS) due to acute safety issues in their homes and a lack of access to healthy lifestyles and well being.
- DCS works with Intermountain to access, train and support foster families who can teach, encourage and nurture children who have experienced challenging circumstances in their young lives.
- Behaviors vary based on each child’s family histories.
- Children requiring foster care often suffer from night terrors, bedwetting, temper tantrums and intense fear of punishment.
- Removed from their families under emergency circumstances, children may arrive at foster homes with limited personal belongings.
- Intermountain’s Foster Care Program provides children with a stable, supportive family and home environment while working with the biological family to reunite them when it is safe to do so.
Please follow this link for more information on the steps to become a foster parent: https://dcs.az.gov/fosteradoption/steps-becoming-foster-parent
For more information, please contact:
Jack Smith, Foster Care Recruiter
Phone: (520) 241-2448
Fax: (520) 407-5398
Danielle Gross, Foster Care Recruiter
1515 E Osborne rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: (480) 651-2711
Victor Durazo, Foster Care Recruiter
2545 S. Arizona Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 919-9304