"Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me." -Mister Rogers
WHO WE ARE
Eagledancer Youth & Family Services is a private non-profit child welfare agency committed to providing compassionate and culturally enriched foster care and independent living services to Native American children. As a licensed child welfare agency in the state of Arizona, we take immense pride in our unique approach to caring for our clients and foster parents. By partnering with local Native American social service agencies, we have the privilege of offering off-reservation foster care, granting us the autonomy to create a program that truly values and supports our clients and their families.
Commitment to Care
Our Foster Care Program provides a safe and nurturing home-like atmosphere for children and youth ages 0 - 18. Through licensed foster parents and comprehensive clinical support, we empower them with self-esteem, loyalty, and good peer relationships, while preparing them effectively for family settings.
Tailored to youth ages 17-21 transitioning to adulthood, our Independent Living Program offers essential support in finance, housing, counseling, and education. We equip young adults with self-sufficiency skills, job placement, and personalized service plans, enabling them to confidently embrace independent living.
Celebrating and embracing cultural heritage, our Cultural Program offers weekly classes taught by knowledgeable instructors. From traditional languages to tribal history, dance, crafts, and ceremonies, we instill a sense of pride and understanding, fostering cultural enrichment and self-identity.
Commitment to a Continuum of Care: Building Lifelong Success
We want our clients to have the skills and tools necessary to be successful and strong community members on or off the reservation after they leave our program. We offer ongoing support to former clients, providing vital services like continued therapy, financial advice, and employment assistance. Our goal is to empower each graduate of our Independent Living Program with a driver's license, a car, and an emergency savings fund, ensuring a strong foundation for their future. Recognizing the challenges youth face after aging out of foster care, we have a special fund to aid with rent or bills if needed, striving to break the cycle of homelessness. We are committed to building lifelong success for our clients beyond their time with us, fostering resilience, and nurturing a brighter future for all.
Want to help but don't know how? There are many different ways to support youth in foster care and their families!
Become A Foster Parent
Becoming a foster parent is an incredible opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of children and youth. By opening your heart and home, you can provide a safe and nurturing environment for those who need it most. Eagledancer Youth & Family Services is here to guide you every step of the way, offering specialized training, ongoing support, and a strong community of like-minded individuals. Join us in creating brighter futures and empowering young lives.
Your donation to Eagledancer Youth & Family Services has the power to transform lives and uplift communities. By contributing, you directly support our mission to provide safe and nurturing environments for children and youth in need. Your generosity enables us to offer essential resources, educational support, continued services for former clients, and much more. Join hands with us in building brighter futures, one donation at a time. Your gift is an investment in the potential of young lives and a testament to the positive change we can create together.
Volunteering with Eagledancer Youth & Family Services is a rewarding way to give back to the community and make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth. Your time and dedication can bring hope, support, and smiles to those who need it most. Whether you have a passion for mentoring, organizing events, or sharing your skills, there's a place for you in our mission to create brighter futures. Join our team of compassionate individuals and help shape a better tomorrow for our youth.
Support Your Local Foster Families
There are many ways to support your local foster families. Providing friendship and emotional support to foster parents, welcoming their foster children into your community, providing meals & care packages when a new child is placed in the foster home or after a child leaves a foster placement are all great ideas!