Michelle Saint Hilarie Invited to Join Early Childhood Innovation Network

Michelle Saint Hilarie, the Senior Statewide Director of the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network, operated by Child & Family Resources, was selected this past July to join OpenIDEO’s new Early Childhood Innovation Network. As a founding member of this network, Saint Hilarie will help guide the development and direction of this new resource.

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Building Bright Futures Wins Losos Prize for Excellence

Building Bright Futures Wins Losos Prize for Excellence

Members of Child and Family Resources Building Bright Futures program team were recently honored by the Parents as Teachers national center (the accrediting agency for Building Bright Futures) with a Losos Prize for Excellence. The Parents as Teachers national center recognizes two exemplary affiliates each year through the Losos Prize. One affiliate is awarded the Losos Prize for Excellence and another affiliate is awarded the Losos Prize for Innovation. These affiliates are honored at the Parents as Teachers national conference, and receive a $5,000 award to support activities that further their work.   

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Summer is a Time for Celebration

Summer is a Time for Celebration

Child & Family Resources was excited to celebrate families across the state who successfully graduated from a 3-5 year home-visitation program. Participants of Building Bright Futures and Healthy Families programs across the state commemorated this significant achievement with pomp and circumstance during the months of May and June.

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Generous First Things First Grant Funds Critical Services for New Parents in Pinal County

Generous First Things First Grant Funds Critical Services for New Parents in Pinal County

This past May 2018, CFR was thrilled to learn funding had been approved for a new proposal in Pinal County, which combines CFR’s two successful home-visitation programs to offer support to new moms. This innovative program will offer a blended model of providing both Healthy Families (HF) and Parents as Teachers (PAT) under one roof, in a rural community.

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CFR Steps In to Save Healthy Families Program in Lake Havasu City

CFR Steps In to Save Healthy Families Program in Lake Havasu City

This past spring, Child & Family Resources was asked by the state to take over the contract for Healthy Families in Lake Havasu City when the previous agency stepped down. CFR has an established office in Kingman, making this the second location in Mohave County with Healthy Families services available when the office officially opened in April 2018.

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Champions 2018 / Tucson

Champions 2018 / Tucson

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 we held the 9th Annual Champions for Children & Families luncheon at the Doubletree at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.  

With over 325 guests and 9 sponsors, the event raised over $43,000! Most importantly, this annual awards ceremony celebrated the great works of over 19 CHAMPIONS for children and families in our community, and shone a light on the ever-increasing needs of children, teens and families in Arizona. 

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Champions 2017 / Phoenix

Champions 2017 / Phoenix

On Thursday, December 7, 2017 we celebrated the 3rd Annual Champions for Children and Families at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona. It was a lovely evening. We were joined by 100 guests from the community to recognize the Champions who work towards a better future for children and families. 

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Corner Office: Reflections on the election results

Corner Office: Reflections on the election results

When you work for, or support, an organization life Child & Family Resources, that exists for the mission of building communities where children can reach their full potential, then you are obligated to keep going, to keep fighting for justice, fairness, and a level playing field for all children, not just those from wealthy backgrounds.

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