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First Things First
Parent Guide to First Things First Supported Programs in Southwest Maricopa
Please feel free to call the Care1st Avondale Resource and Housing Center, 623-333-2703, if you have questions regarding any of these programs. We're here to help!

Question: Do you have parenting questions or need advice?

Answer: Southwest Human Development- Birth to Five Helpline 
Helps families with young children get free answers to their toughest parenting questions.

Question: Are you a parent or caregiver looking for resources and support?

Answer: Helping Families In Need
Enrollment assistance available at Care1st Avondale RHC!
Health Insurance Enrollment- Increases children’s access to preventive health care and builds community awareness of the availability of public health insurance options. Appointments available on a daily basis. Bilingual representatives available. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Answer: Child & Family Resources- Choices for Families Home Visitation Program
A voluntary program that gives young children stronger, more supportive relationships with their parents through in-home services on various topics, including parenting skills, early childhood development and literacy. Connects parents with community resources to help them better support their child’s health and early learning.

Answer: Care1st Gila Bend Family Resource Center
Strengthens families of young children by providing locally-based information and instruction on health and child development issues.

Answer: Benevilla and Duet - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program
Duet Grandparent Support Group held here at Care1st Avondale RHC!

Answer: Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services (TOPS)
TOPS Health Educator/ Case Manager located at Care1st Avondale RHC!

Strengthens families with young children by providing voluntary classes in community-based settings. Targeting grandparents raising grandchildren and pregnant and parenting teenagers ages 12 to 21. Health Educator/ Case Manager available daily for parenting or pregnant teens to speak to.
 
Answer: Southwest Institute for Families & Children
21st Century Parent Education- Strengthens families with young children by providing voluntary classes in community-based settings. Monthly workshops offered here every month. Registration required.

Answer: Maricopa County Department of Public Health S.N.A.C.K Program
Safety, Nutrition, Activity and Care for Kids- Increases children’s access to preventive health care and builds community awareness of the availability of public health insurance options. Also, inspects car seat installations and provides car seat education. Booster seats offered here by SNACK the third Wednesday of every month from 1:00-3:00 p.m.. Registration required.

Answer: Maricopa County Department of Public Health First Teeth First Program
Oral Health- Decreases preventable oral health problems in young children. Provides oral health screenings and fluoride varnish in a variety of community-based settings. Screenings offered here every Monday from 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Question: Are you seeking quality child care for your infant or toddler?

Answer: Valley of the Sun United Way Hotline- Quality First Child Care Scholarships
Provides scholarships to children to attend quality early care and education programs.

Answer: KidsWatchAZ
Family, Friends and Neighbor Care- Improves the quality of care and education that children receive in unregulated child care homes.