Children in Foster Care
Children of every age are a part of the foster care system in Arizona. From newborn babies to young adults, Helen's provides for foster families. Specifically, Helen's helps children who have a case with the Department of Child Safety and who have been placed in a licensed foster home or group home. Their caregiver must bring Notice to Provider paperwork to each appointment.
Children in Kinship Care
In many cases, children will find themselves removed from their parents' home and placed with another family member. These families do not qualify for any financial assistance from the Department of Child Safety. If a child is no longer being cared for by their parents but they do not have a case with the Department of Child Safety they may receive services from HHC. In order to qualify, the kinship caregiver must connect with a partnering kinship program and receive a Kinship Number to use at HHC.
Helen's also provides an outfit, books, and gifts for biological and adopted children of foster and kinship families.