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.
For more information, please contact:
Jack Smith, Foster Care Recruiter
Phone: (520) 241-2448
Fax: (520) 407-5398
Nina Ayala, Foster Care Recruiter
15331 W Bell Rd Suite 212
Surprise, AZ 853754
Phone: (602) 604-0000
Victor Durazo, Foster Care Recruiter
2545 S. Arizona Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 919-9304