A loving foster parent means the world to a child - what could it mean to you?

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At Brighter Heights Arizona, we provide fostering services based on the belief that a caring relationship is a child's greatest resource. We work with families to coach, support, and co-parent children who otherwise struggle, helping to fulfill our mission of improving lives and our communities.

Our Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services, funded through Behavioral Health (AHCCCS), are for children and families who require extra support to learn and thrive in traditional home settings. Our TFC Providers have extensive experience and ongoing training working with many diagnostic and behavioral challenges and finding ways to support children to be successful in homes – sometimes with the support and co-parenting of their families and sometimes working directly with the Department of Child Safety.

What Does a Foster Parent Do?

Foster Parents can have an amazing impact on the children living in their homes! They work with kids in their care to:


What are the Requirements for Fostering?

We are looking for all varieties of families and individuals to train in working with children with special needs to keep them in homes and in our towns throughout Arizona. TFC Families have experience navigating the behavioral health system and with children and/or Foster Care (usually a minimum of a year of traditional foster care or similar work with children with behavioral issues). To become part of our network of foster parents you must:


We currently work with Arizona TFC families throughout the Phoenix area, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Paulden, Seligman, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City – and we are eager to expand to your community!

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Heidi Astorga
TFC Assistant Director
Phone: 928-848-7742

Tiki Brummund
MA, LISAC, BHP – TFC In-Home Therapist
Phone: 928-897-2033