• Childcare (Maricopa)

    Free or Low Cost Childcare

    Family Involvement Center – Respite Services

    FIC offers respite services to provide parents or caregivers a break from the strain of parenting a child with complex needs. Respite can be provided for a few hours or for longer, depending on the needs of the family. Respite typically takes place in the family’s home or in another setting in the community. Respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need. FIC provides respite services for families of children ages 0 to 17 who are enrolled in behavioral health services.

    5333 N. 7th St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85014

    Kandy Luty – (602) 412-4080 | kandy@familyinvolvementcenter.org



    Family Involvement Center – Youth Support Services Day Camps

    Currently, our in-office youth programs are offered in Glendale, Prescott Valley, and Flagstaff, Monday through Friday, until 7 p.m. Transportation is provided based on your child’s health plan. The youth program is also available as a home and community program. Youth receive individual mentoring services after school 2-4 times a month (or as needed). Saturday group sessions are also offered. During summer and various school breaks, both programs offer day programs with various schedules. Our Youth Programs are free, however, youth must be enrolled in AHCCCS and participate in behavioral health services. Please contact our Parent Assistance Center to enroll or for more information at 1-877-568-8468.

    5333 N. 7th St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85014


    Kandy Luty – (602) 412-4080 | kandy@familyinvolvementcenter.org



    Home Care

    Esperance’s Child Care

    (602) 358-1406

    Habiba Mohamed – Arabic

    (602) 632-5738

    Petronille Kabanga – French/Swahili/Lingala

    (602) 410-5937

    Rita Eeso – Arabic

    (602) 367-9121

    Salama Lupandu – Kinyarwanda/Swahili

    (602) 817-8715

    Venantie Mukagansa – Kinyarwanda/Swahili

    (602) 488-4918


    Independent Nannies

    Ana Musato – Swahili

    (602) 566-0935

    Asli Osoble – Somali

    (602) 410-5771

    Kadijo Ahmed – Somali

    (602) 358-1406

    Luul Abdille – Somali

    (602) 517-8018

    Sharif Fatuma – Somai

    (602) 367-9121

  • Childcare (Pima)

    Free or Low Cost Childcare

    Childcare Resource & Referral – Finding Childcare Program

    2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    (520) 325-5778
    Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm
    Saturday: 08am-12pm
    Sunday: Closed


    Tucson Urban League – Project Y.E.S.

    3425 E Grant Rd #101,
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    (520) 791-9522

  • Youth Programs (Maricopa)

    Youth Programs

    Chicanos Por La Causa – Refugee Youth Mentoring Program

    Mentors serve as friends, role models and consistent sources of support by helping their mentee develop and reach their personal, academic and career goals. Most importantly, they build a fun, trusting, one-on-one relationship with their mentee. This is an opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of a young adult. Building a relationship with their mentee can be a slow process and mentors should be open to guidance, support, and creativity as they establish their relationship.
    3216 West Van Buren Street
    Phoenix, Arizona 85009
    (602) 269-2578


    Head Start and Early Head Start

    A program focusing on school readiness in the areas of language and cognitive development, early reading, science and mathematics, social skills, and physical development. Those who are eligible include children ages 0-5, families who meet federal income guidelines, pregnant women, families receiving SSI & TANF, and children diagnosed with disabilities, foster children and homeless families.

    Available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Swahili.

    Download (PDF, 604KB)

    For more information visit: phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/head-start


    Lutheran Social Services

    For many refugee students, entering school is an enormous transition that often involves learning a new language, adapting to a new culture, and establishing new routines. They bring with them a wealth of experience, culture, and perspectives that greatly enhance the classrooms that they are entering.
    Michelle Buttrum, Education Coordinator: mbuttrum@lss-sw.org | 480-396-3795

  • Youth Programs (Pima)

    Youth Programs

    Lutheran Social Services – Refugee Youth Mentoring Program

    The (RYMP) purpose is to foster a sense of self, establish a deeper connection to the Tucson community, and support youth on their quest to become capable, independent and well-rounded adults. This program matches mentors with refugees 15-25 years old, and together they work towards goals related to vocational advancement, educational success, or community participation. If you are interested in becoming a youth mentor or want to learn more about the RYMP, click here or check out the RYMP website here.  

    Sara Sherman, Program Development Coordinator & Outreach Specialist: 940-297-9009 | ssherman@lss-sw.org

    Please email Sara if you would like to be added to the RYMP monthly newsletter.

    3364 E. Grant Road

    Tucson, AZ 85716

IRC Phoenix