Arizona’s Children Association (ACA) is the largest and oldest statewide child welfare and behavioral health organization, operating in all fifteen counties in Arizona. Realizing that child wellbeing is integrally related to family issues, ACA has made a number of strategic acquisitions of agencies offering services that advance the mission of ACA. Lodestar supported ACA’s acquisitions of: Golden Gate, a long-standing community center in west Phoenix with a full complement of services to families; New Directions Institute, an agency providing parents and caregivers with training and tools to help every infant, toddler, and preschooler in Arizona develop a healthy brain and enter school ready to learn; the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, which offers a number of intervention, advocacy, information, and referral services; and In My Shoes, with the mission of ensuring that young people experiencing out-of-home care will be supported through their transitional years to develop the competencies to realize their potential as adults.
Grant Amount: $117,000
Year Granted: 2010
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee: Arizona's Children Association
Location: AZ - Arizona
Grantee Website: Arizona's Children Association