AZAFAP Virtual Picnic

AZAFAP Virtual Picnic

Premier Members enjoyed the azafap virtual picnic event state-wide at the end of July! Families received a certificate for a free meal for each member of the family. Kids meals came complete with a fire hat! Many families joined the virtual Zoom picnic times to meet...
When Trust isn’t a 2-Way Street

When Trust isn’t a 2-Way Street

I’m thinking a lot about what it means to have a traumatized teen enter my home. I’ve told him that in this home we don’t have sex with kids or hit them.  I’ve told him the household routines he can expect. I’ve made sure that coming to my home was his choice, not...
Life as We Know It

Life as We Know It

There is so much contrast between how each of us is experiencing this COVID19 shut down. I’m sitting at my breakfast table watching my grandchildren play in the backyard now that the weather has turned spring like here in Flagstaff. I have already placed a grocery...
What’s My Line?

What’s My Line?

What does love look like for a 3-year-old boy whose mother is in jail? As the Director of Family Support Services, calls like this always came to my desk. Often the inquiry was about the children seen in the Wednesday’s Child segment on Channel 12.  Sometimes, an...
Lives Touched

Lives Touched

I’m an intermittent reader.  For years I will read voraciously but sometimes I hit dry spells and struggle to get through anything. I try to let myself put books down that haven’t caught my interest or are otherwise disappointing but after reading Lonesome Dove, this...