If you are not ready to become a foster care parent, there are other ways you can help children in foster care. Here are several options for you …

Every child living in foster care needs someone who will be there for him or her. As a mentor, you can show a child in foster care that they are special and can rely on someone. Call Sally Gramke at 602-943-3843 ext 51910 or by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help a child by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). As a CASA volunteer, you’ll visit your foster child and advocate for this child in and outside of the courtroom. For more information, call 602-542-9683 or visit www.azcasa.org.

As a giver, you can donate financial gifts to Catholic Charities to help us support foster care families to better care for children by providing money for sports equipment, music lessons, tutoring and other needs. Give today!

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) is a network sharing information on policy issues that affect children in and out of the foster care system. To sign up for CAA’s action alert network, visit www.azchildren.org.