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They're super-busy but still find time to volunteer

They're super-busy but still find time to volunteer

What motivates them? Meet a few and find out.

December 14, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Arizona Children's Association in Tucson moving to new site

The organization had spent nearly a century at the same location.

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Program helps preschool teachers go back to school

Program helps preschool teachers go back to school

But next step in improving early-childhood education is finding a way to boost pay.

December 07, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Progams aims to help teens understand the dangers of texting while driving

Program by UPS Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of America is first of its kind in Tucson.

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Southern Arizona babies, toddlers risk losing vital therapies

Southern Arizona babies, toddlers risk losing vital therapies

One of two providers of early-intervention services says it's fed up with low rates, slow reimbursement.

November 08, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Program asks new moms to save a life

Program asks new moms to save a life

Tucson Medical Center among hospitals nationwide collecting cord blood from donors after delivery.

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Museum exhibit remembers Tucson shooting

Museum exhibit remembers Tucson shooting

Two rooms honor the victims in time for Dia de los Muertos.

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Group helps families with cost of adoption

Group helps families with cost of adoption

Gift of Adoption has started a Tucson chapter.

October 26, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Autistic adults, parents find haven at Hereford ranch

Autistic adults, parents find haven at Hereford ranch

Families thankful for place that can care for their children.

October 18, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Tucson dad calls it spanking; authorities say abuse

Tucson dad calls it spanking; authorities say abuse

Son put in foster care after calling 911, saying his dad had gone too far.

October 18, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Shelters too often home for Tucson's abused kids

Shelters too often home for Tucson's abused kids

They're going into group facilities, not foster care, at twice the national average.

October 11, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
KVOA anchor adds ‘Arizona Illustrated’ to his résumé

KVOA anchor adds ‘Arizona Illustrated’ to his résumé

KUAT news show to debut Sept. 7.

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Program sends used car seats to Mexico

Program sends used car seats to Mexico

But one of the world's largest child-safety groups has misgivings.

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Driving service in Tucson area needs volunteers

More than 60 people have signed up with iTN GreaterTucson.

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Family's fight for son helps others with disabiliites

Family's fight for son helps others with disabiliites

2 young men with cerebral palsy gear up to enter the workforce.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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When families dissolve, grandparents often squeezed out

Wallie Goolsby took photographs of the round bruises — more than 12 perfectly shaped marks on her grandchild’s right leg alone — but they weren’t enough to have the young child removed from home.

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For many disabled Tucsonans, a choice to enter the workforce

For many disabled Tucsonans, a choice to enter the workforce

Jennifer O’Neill averages a mere $70 each payday putting together airplane rivets, but she could get a raise when Tucson, like the rest of the country, begins boosting wages and phasing out segregated workplaces for people with disabilities.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New treatment center helps teens with substance abuse, psychiatric issues

A new residential treatment center helps local teens receive substance abuse and psychiatric services without having to leave the area, or the state.

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Easter in Tucson: from intimate sunrises to big celebrations

Easter in Tucson: from intimate sunrises to big celebrations

For Easter, Minette Marriott-Shook’s preference is the quiet, informal, sunrise service her congregation offers.

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Keeping girls safe is focus of YWCA forum

They are tough topics to consider, and sometimes harder yet to discuss: teen sexting, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sex trafficking.

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Child abuse prevention focus of Tucson event

Child abuse prevention focus of Tucson event

The 10th annual March for Children, which helps bring awareness to the issue of child abuse and highlights the local agencies and individuals that work to keep children safe, and the Casa de los Niños family fiesta drew about 2,000 people to Reid Park Sunday morning. 

April 13, 2014 5:26 pm Photos

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Jewish community holds non-traditional Seders across Pima County

Jewish community holds non-traditional Seders across Pima County

Lengthy Passover Seders can be tiring and difficult for little ones, which is why a local rabbi offers parents ideas on making the meal exciting, and inclusive, for children.

April 13, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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St. Andrew's trades regular worships to perform service for the community

St. Andrew's trades regular worships to perform service for the community

When this northwest side church trades its Sunday worship for a service worship, paint cans get popped open, trash gets picked up, and lunch sacks get filled for children in need.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Federal disability expert to speak in Tucson

Judith Heumann, special adviser for international disability rights at the U.S. State Department, is offering a free talk, “The Global Landscape on Disability Rights,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marriott University Hotel, 808 E. Second St.

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Single parenting the most common reason Tucson women are poor, study finds

Lifting Tucson up and out of its current slump could be as simple as this: Provide more support and opportunities for women and children.

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State funding cuts:

Information on state funding cuts included in the report:

March 04, 2014 2:30 pm

Open Inn, which finds shelter for homeless Tucson youths, is closing

Open Inn, an Arizona organization providing services and crisis shelter to Tucson’s homeless youths and families, is closing after 40 years.

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History center shares stories of Tucsonans who escaped the Holocaust

History center shares stories of Tucsonans who escaped the Holocaust

Rosie Eilat Kahn remembers the heat, and the popsicles her mother gave them melting quickly and dripping on the concrete floor of their new Tucson home.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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3-day event will help homeless Tucson veterans

About 300 veterans currently live in Tucson without actually having a place they can call home.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming faith-related events

New health-care law focus of meeting today

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Kids and families must come first, 150 tell Southern Arizona lawmakers at forum

There was a resounding, passionate theme shared by more than 150 people who attended a child-welfare forum Thursday night: Put children and families first.

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Increased information about Arizona's child welfare agency will continue, new boss says

Arizona’s child welfare crisis is providing residents with a glimpse of something rarely seen from the agency charged with protecting kids in the state: transparency.

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Kicanas questions documents on Chicago sex-abuse case

Newly released court documents about a former Chicago priest sexually abusing students indicate Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas knew of the concerns a year before authorities were notified.

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Event to highlight Tucson's need for foster parents

A spiritual calling to help foster children was loud and strong for a local nonprofit that brings Christians together to help solve Tucson’s problems.

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Misconceptions about mental illness the focus of book by Tucson author

Ending misconceptions about the mentally ill is a goal of local writer and editor Sheila Wilensky, who recently published a book, “A Certain Slant of Light: Emerging From the Shadows of Mental Illness.” Wilensky includes the perspectives and insights of several Tucsonans in her work.

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Family of 12 facing medical issues, lose home to fire

Family of 12 facing medical issues, lose home to fire

A Tucson family of 12 is in need of a bit of Christmas magic.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Family passion for cozy PJs, good books becomes community project

During their escape from Cuba and rescue by a U.S. Navy destroyer, Maria Cuesta-Patterson and her family brought with them only their clothing and a deep love for two things: cozy pajamas and good books.

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Mentor program creates lifelong friendships

Mentor program creates lifelong friendships

They call it an “uncommon commitment,” and that’s true — but it’s also much more.

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Parenting Q and A

Angela Chintis teaches the nurturing parenting series at Casa de los Niños. Previously she trained prospective foster and adoptive parents for Arizona’s Children Association.

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Childhood trauma creates a cycle that leads to kids being removed from their homes

Childhood trauma creates a cycle that leads to kids being removed from their homes

Children might end up in foster care after enduring abuse or neglect. Maybe a birth parent is an addict or has an untreated mental illness. Perhaps the children witnessed domestic violence.

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Spanking can lead to abuse, experts say

Spanking can lead to abuse, experts say

The piercing cries of a colicky baby, a toddler kicking and screaming as she struggles to express herself, a fourth-grader acting out at home because he is being bullied at school.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson religion and faith news: Hanukkah party, new Torah dedication and more

Congregation Anshei Israel Hanukkah party is tonight

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High caseloads, turnover at CPS set stage for recent scandals

First came the outrage when Arizona’s child welfare agency admitted failing to investigate 6,000 cases of suspected child abuse since 2009.

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Christian and liberal are not mutually exclusive, two Tucson churches say

Jesus cast money-changers out of the temple and dared an adulterous woman’s accusers to cast stones only if their own lives were without fault.

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A solution: Grandparents, mentors aid kids

A solution: Grandparents, mentors aid kids

Mary Rose Borbon was an infant when her grandmother picked her up from the filthy house where she lived with her drug-addicted mother.

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Kids who break the law are often kids who experience trauma at home

The children and teens who come to the court are mostly "kids in great distress," says Beverly Tobiason, clinical director for the Pima County Juvenile Court Center.

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Special report: Jail, prison bring sentence of poverty

Special report: Jail, prison bring sentence of poverty

On any given day in Pima County this summer, about 23,000 children have a parent in prison or jail, or on probation.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A solution: Deep depression is overcome, with help

A solution: Deep depression is overcome, with help

Andrea Francis' life took a difficult turn a few years ago when she lost her job, couldn't find a new one and fell into a depression.

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A solution: Program helps Tucson mom go from meth addict to business owner

A solution: Program helps Tucson mom go from meth addict to business owner

When Joleen Hosler was 6, she watched her mother abandon her little sister. The baby was left, strapped in a car seat, in an apartment until her father came home from work hours later.

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