Keeping children safe and ultimately in loving, permanent homes is the work of St. Nicholas of Myra Center.
St. Nicholas, through its affiliation with Catholic Community Services and the Arizona Partnership for Children, provides an array of Child Welfare Services to children and families in Pima, Pinal and Gila Counties.
- Home studies for the purposes of placement of children with relatives or friends, adoption, and placement of children in Arizona from other states through Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC).
- Recruitment of adoptive families
- Case management for children who are in placement or in the adoption process
- Annual guardianship reviews for the Department of Child Safety
Services are funded by the Arizona Department of Child Safety, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and donations.
Home studies are completed with families at the request of the Department of Child Safety.
St. Nicholas completes certification studies for families to adopt through the Department of Child Safety.
We monitor the out-of-home placement of children in the custody of the State of Arizona, Department of Child Safety, as well as children in the custody of other states around the country, via the ICPC program.
A child’s link to a Case Manager safeguards the well-being of the child. The Case Manager visits each child monthly, participates in Child Family Team (CFT) meetings, attends court hearings and important medical and educational consultations. Case Managers identify and advocate for needed behavioral health, medical, and educational services for children in care.
St. Nicholas recruits adoptive parents for children in the foster care system.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption funds a special program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, that allows us to intensify recruitment of adoptive parents.
How to reach us:
St. Nicholas of Myra Center is located at:
- 5151 E Broadway Blvd Ste. 950 Tucson, AZ 85711
- Phone: (520) 745-8791
- Fax: (520) 745-8609.
How to participate:
For families who live in Pima County wanting adoption-related information, contact the Certification Specialist at (520) 745-8791.
For families who live in Pinal or Gila County wanting adoption information, contact AzPaC at (520) 876-0047.
Visit our website at http://www.ccs-stnicks.org/ or Like us on Facebook.
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