Administered from 950 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, Arizona



Population served: homeless or impoverished youth (and their families) ages 11 to 22
Average number of youth served yearly: 30 families

Family Builders provides low home-based services for families referred to Child Protective Services for neglect and low risk abuse. AzPac is the lead agency with Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development and another agency subcontracting to provide services under the “Family Builders” program of Child Protective Services. The project goal is remediation of factors leading to family crisis so families can raise successful children.

Current Program Goals:

Staff would like to see this program grow so that they can reach out to more families that need help!

Staff Quote:

I have been blown away by some of the stories of these families that are referred to this program. It has amazed me at what has happened in their lives and that they keep persevering.- Debbie Kayatt, Program Manager, Family Builders

Client Quote:

When the Family Builders Case Manager left I felt that maybe I opened up too much and she was going to take my kids away, but then I found myself looking forward to her coming back so that I could talk to her again and I realized she wasn’t going to take my kids away.– Family Builders Client