Caregiving Youth

Who is a Caregiving Youth?

Caregiving youth are typically 8 to 18 years of age and provide care for a sibling, parent, grandparent or other family member. Young adult caregivers are age 18-25 and provide a similar level of care to a family member. Common care situations may include:

  • Family member is retired military / veteran.
  • Family member has a disability.
  • Family member has a chronic physical or mental illness.
  • Family member has a drug / alcohol addiction.
  • Family member is aging and unable to care for themselves.
  • Younger siblings in the home.
  • Siblings in the home have special needs.

Caregiving youth have needs that often vary from the needs of adult caregivers. Caregiving youth (and young adult caregivers) need support from their family and their community. Their unique needs impact their school performance, personal development, social/peer interactions and mental health.

While young adult caregivers are eligible to receive many of the same services made available to general adult caregivers over the age of 18, caregiving youth are not. The following community resources have been identified to help meet the many needs of caregiving youth, some young adult caregivers, and their families.

Mentor/Recreation/General Youth Supports
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

 

Website: https://www.bbbsaz.org/

Phone: 602-264-9254

Email: info@bbbsaz.org

 

Community agency providing 1:1 mentor to help youth succeed and connect with community resources.
*Serves Maricopa and Pinal county
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff

 

Website: https://www.flagstaffbigs.org/

Phone: 928-774-0649

 

Community agency providing 1:1 mentor to help youth succeed and connect with community resources.

*Serves Coconino county

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona

 

Website:

https://www.soazbigs.org/

Phone: 520-624-2447

Community agency providing 1:1 mentor to help youth succeed and connect with community resources.

*Serves Southern Arizona counties

 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yavapai

 

Website: https://www.azbigs.org/

Phone: 928-778-5135 or 928-634-9789

Email: ybbbs@azbigs.org

Community agency providing 1:1 mentor to help youth succeed and connect with community resources.

*Serves Yavapai county

 

Valley of the Sun YMCA

 

Website: https://valleyymca.org/

Phone: 602-404-9622

Community agency offering programs and activities that help youth build friendships, create positive experiences and engage in healthy activities. Programs include swim, sports, camps, and youth clubs.

*Services Maricopa, Yuma and Coconino counties.

YMCA of Southern Arizona

 

Website: https://tucsonymca.org/

Phone: 520-623-5511

Community agency offering programs and activities that help youth build friendships, create positive experiences and engage in healthy activities. Programs include swim, sports, camps, and youth clubs.

*Serves Pima county.

Boys and Girls Club

*60+ locations across Arizona

Website: https://www.bgca.org/get-involved/find-a-club Statewide agency seeking to enable young people to reach their full potential. Programs include safe spaces for after school activities, health and wellness programs, education and career support, and mentoring programs.
Chicanos por la Causa-Youth Enrichment Center Phoenix website: https://cplc.org/education/youth.php

 

Tucson website:  https://cplc.org/education/tucsonyouth.php

 

Phone: 602-257-0700

Email: Corporate.Receptionist@cplc.org

Youth Enrichment Centers provide school support, social connection, sports/recreation, nutrition and health, and character development.

*Serves Maricopa and Pima county

 

Family Support Services

Raising Special Kids

 

Website: https://raisingspecialkids.org/

Phone: 602-242-4366

Email: info@raisingspecialkids.org

Statewide agency providing supports to strength families and improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs. Programs include family support partners, training and individual family consultation.
Family Involvement Center Website:

https://www.familyinvolvementcenter.org/

Phone: 1-877-568-8468

Email: pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org

 

Statewide agency providing supports to families who are experiencing emotional, physical or behavioral healthcare needs.  Programs include family support, youth programming and individualized parent support partners.
MiKid

*7 locations across Arizona

Website: https://www.mikid.org/locations/ Statewide agency providing supports to families to improve the behavioral health and wellness support of youth. Programs include family support partners, youth living skills groups, youth peer support, youth wellness programs, chronic disease management training, and mental health first aid.

 

Mental/Behavioral Health Resources

Catholic Charities Community Services Website: https://www.catholiccharitiesaz.org/

Phone: 602-285-1999

Email: info@cc-az.org

Behavioral health agencies providing a wide range of services to meet the behavioral, social and emotional needs of youth and families. Services may include: individual therapy, group therapy, peer support groups, parenting supports groups, education, training and respite.

 

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Website: https://www.sbhservices.org/

Phone: 602-285-4288

Email: info@sbhservices.org

Arizona Children’s Association Website: https://www.arizonaschildren.org/

Phone: 800-944-7611

Email: info@arizonaschildren.org

A New Leaf Website: https://www.turnanewleaf.org/

Phone: 480-969-4024

Email: info@turnanewleaf.org

Valle del Sol Website: https://www.valledelsol.com/

Phone: 602-258-6797

Email: info@valledelsol.com

Child Crisis Arizona Website: https://childcrisisaz.org/

Phone: 480-834-9424

Email: info@childcrisisaz.org

Resilient Health Website: https://www.resilienthealthaz.org/

Phone: 877-779-2470

La Frontera-Empact Website: http://lafrontera-empact.org/

Phone: 480-784-1514

Email: info@lafrontera-empact.org

Touchstone Behavioral Health Website: https://touchstonehs.org/

Phone: 866-207-3882

Email: info@touchstonebh.org

Crisis Response Network Website: https://crisis.solari-inc.org/

Phone: 800-637-1314

 

Educational Support Resources

Arizona Center for Youth Resources Website: https://acyraz.org/

Phone: 602-252-6721

Email: ask@acyraz.org

Community agency providing resources to help youth success with school and employment. Programs include GED prep classes, online credit recovery program, social support groups and vocational resources.

*Primarily serves Maricopa county

Grad Solutions-I Want My Diploma Website: https://www.iwantmydiploma.com/

Phone: 480-689-5999

Email: info@iwantmydiploma.com

Statewide agency offering a free online high school diploma program and educational mentoring.
GCU Learning Lounge Website: https://forms.gcu.edu/lou/gcu-learning-lounge

Phone: 602-247-2030

Email:K12LearningLounge@gcu.edu

Grand Canyon University offers free online tutoring and academic supports to help students succeed.
Learn To Be Website: https://www.learntobe.org/ Nationwide organization providing free 1:1 online tutoring.

 

 

Miscellaneous Resources

Teen Lifeline Website: https://teenlifeline.org/

Phone: 602-248-8336

Email: info@teenlifeline.org

 

Safe, confidential crisis hotline providing peer-to-peer supports for teens across the state.
AZA United SibShops

 

Website:

https://azaunited.org/services/sibshops

Phone: 602-773-5773

Email: familyoutreach@AZAunited.org

 

Fun social outings for youth (ages 7-14) who have a sibling with special needs.

*Serves Maricopa county

Baio Enterprises Sibshops Website: https://www.baioenterprises.com/sibshops

Phone: 480-963-3634

Fun social outings for youth (ages 8-13) who have a sibling with special needs.

*Serves Maricopa county

SAARC SibShops

 

Website: https://autismcenter.org/sibshops

Phone: 602-606-9806

Email: training@autismcenter.org

 

Fun social outings for youth (ages 7-13) who have a sibling with special needs.

*Serves Maricopa county

CFSS SibShops Phoenix

 

Phone: 480-815-4088 Fun social outings for youth (ages 7-14) who have a sibling with special needs.

*Serves Maricopa county

CFSS SibShops Tucson

 

Phone: 520-336-7824 Fun social outings for youth (ages 6-17) who have a sibling with special needs.

*Serves Pinal County

Arizona Youth Partnership Website: https://azyp.org/

Phone: 1-877-882-2881

Email: azyp@azyp.org

Statewide agency supporting youth and families by connecting with local community resources.

Program topics include parenting, youth educational needs, youth mental health, youth development, youth resilience, family connections, and more.

One-n-Ten Website:
https://onenten.org/
Phone: 602-400-2601

Email: info@onenten.org

 

Statewide agency providing supports and resources to LGBTQ youth. Program topics include identity supports, health & wellness, housing and employment resources, and support groups.
CARE Coalition Website: https://carecoalitionaz.org/ Community Coalition connecting youth with resources to improve their health and wellbeing. Resources include parenting classes, teen support groups, behavioral supports, and mindfulness practices.

*Serves Maricopa county

Looking for Information?




    Select the fields to be shown. Others will be hidden. Drag and drop to rearrange the order.
    • Image
    • SKU
    • Rating
    • Price
    • Stock
    • Availability
    • Add to cart
    • Description
    • Content
    • Weight
    • Dimensions
    • Additional information
    • Attributes
    • Custom attributes
    • Custom fields
    Click outside to hide the compare bar
    Compare
    Wishlist 0
    Open wishlist page Continue shopping