Family Resource Center

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The Giggles Squiggles and Squrims program is suspending  all activities and classes in an attempt to flatten the curve to contain the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

 

From early literacy to fun activities, the Family Resource Center provides a safe, positive environment for family development.

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For more information about current Family Resource Center programs, download the Gilbert FRC Calendar and Chandler FRC Calendar.

AZCEND – FRC                                                   HERITAGE CENTER- FRC
345 S. California St                                                  132 W Bruce Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225                                                 Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-963-1423                                                            480-428-5446

Giggles, Squiggles, and Squirms- Chandler Location

This fun, interactive early literacy program is designed to prepare families for their children’s entrance into kindergarten. Each family is assigned a mentor that works directly with the parents and children. Children ages 3-5 learn how to count, recognize letters and sounds, sing and dance and expand their vocabulary, while developing social skills, playing and creating memories. August through May.

Monday/Wednesday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Tuesday/Thursday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Monday/Wednesday PM- 1:00-3:00 PM

Family Support & Assistance Program- Chandler & Gilbert

Provides assistance to families in the community with children 0-5 years old. The program will work with families to develop goals and support families in achieving those goals. Provides emergency diapers for families in need with children ages 0 to 5, with a scheduled appointment, resources and referrals, and family support.

Chandler families contact: Leslie Peralta , 480-963-1423 ext 106 , Leslie@azcend.org

Gilbert families contact: Jennifer Varela, 480-428-5446 ext 104,  Jennifer@azcend.org

Emergency Diaper Assistance is possible with the contribution of the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona. For more information visit http://www.diaperbankaz.org/

Child Watch- both Chandler & Gilbert

Child Watch provides a safe environment for children while their parents participate in AZCEND programs. Child Watch is open during most class times, food bank hours, and during appointments. Parents must remain on the premises while their child is in the program and sign them in and out.

Benefits Connection- Chandler & Gilbert

Meet with a Benefits Coordinator to help you navigate through the DES system with dignity by assisting you with applications for SNAP, AHCCCS, cash assistance, and other benefits, reducing the stress of waiting in long lines.

Community Health Program- see schedule for dates & locations

The FRC hosts health prevention and awareness classes, and offers support including oral health and fluoride treatments, vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure and other health check ups, and mobile onsite medical services.

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December 2019

ESL – AZCEND FRC

December 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, happening 10 times

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 10 times

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you'll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés. To register, contact Yessica Muñoz at 480-963-1423 ext 106 o yessica@azcend.org.

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January 2020

ESL – AZCEND FRC

January 3 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 am on Friday, happening 10 times

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 10 times

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you'll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés. To register, contact Yessica Muñoz at 480-963-1423 ext 106 o yessica@azcend.org.

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Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

January 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

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Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

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Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

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Healthy Relations Support Group – AZCEND FRC

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844.301.7908.

Find out more »

March 2020

Eves Place -FRC

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844-301-7908.

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ESL- FRC

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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First Five Years -FRC

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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1.5 hour sessions that will help you nurture your child with a "just right" combination of freedom and positive discipline.

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ESL- FRC

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – FRC

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Theme based project kits inspire children's inquisitive nature and sense of exploration by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles while building motorized models. This is a half day camp which engages kids while focusing on shared problem solving activities. Don't miss out in the fun!

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp – FRC

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Theme based project kits inspire children's inquisitive nature and sense of exploration by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles while building motorized models. This is a half day camp which engages kids while focusing on shared problem solving activities. Don't miss out in the fun!

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Child Crisis Arizona- Promoting Secure Attachment- FRC

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Secure attachment is the foundation for healthy relationships from childhood into adulthood. Explore parenting strategies and interactions to foster healthy attachment in your child's life.

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Eves Place- FRC

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844-301-7908.

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ESL -FRC

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

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Garden Club Meeting

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Come join the garden club! Monthly meeting to discuss community garden activities and care. This meeting will be focused on sugar snap peas how to grow them.

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First Five Years- FRC

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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1.5 hour sessions that will help you nurture your child with a "just right" combination of freedom and positive discipline.

Find out more »

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp -FRC

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Theme based project kits inspire children's inquisitive nature and sense of exploration by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles while building motorized models. This is a half day camp which engages kids while focusing on shared problem solving activities. Don't miss out in the fun!

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Abriendo Puertas

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Programa de liderazgo y abogacía diseñado para padres latinos con niños entre 0-5 años. Series de 10 clases. Leadership and advocacy program designed for Latino parents with children between 0-5 years. 10 class series.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camp -FRC

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Theme based project kits inspire children's inquisitive nature and sense of exploration by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles while building motorized models. This is a half day camp which engages kids while focusing on shared problem solving activities. Don't miss out in the fun!

Find out more »

ESL -FRC

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

Find out more »

ESL -FRC

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

Find out more »

First Five Years – FRC

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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1.5 hour sessions that will help you nurture your child with a "just right" combination of freedom and positive discipline.

Find out more »

ESL -FRC

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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English as a Second Language is everything you’ll need to learn English! Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma es todo lo que necesita para aprendir el Inglés.

Find out more »

Eves Place- FRC

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AZCEND, 345 S California St
Chandler, AZ 85225 United States
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Safe and confidential Domestic Violence support group. Intake required, call 844-301-7908.

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Operation Santa

Each year AZCEND’s Operation Santa program provides holiday assistance to children throughout the Chandler/Gilbert community. In 2019, we provided over 600 children with Christmas presents, empowering families during the holidays who may have otherwise not shared this experience. Through Operation Santa, there are many opportunities to get involved, including participating in our Adopt-A-Family program, hosting a new toy and clothing drive, volunteering to pack gift bags and more.

Operation Santa registration information for Chandler and Gilbert Families:

Registration closes on October 16th, 2020. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact leslie@azcend.org for Chandler families or jennifer@azcend.org for Gilbert families.

Proof of income (Last 30 Days)
Children’s birth certificates or official custody/guardianship documents
Photo ID for all adults
Proof of address (recent mail within 30 days, utility bill, lease)
Children’s wish list and clothing/shoe size

**Must have participated in an AZCEND program prior to September 8th, 2020 to qualify.**

Chandler: 480-963-1423 x 106
Gilbert: 480-428-5446 x 104

Operation Back to School

Operation Back to School provides children with school supplies, including backpacks, shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms. AZCEND reaches out to donors and volunteers to be part of this collaborative initiative and serves as a donation site.

There are many opportunities to be involved, including sponsorship, hosting a drive at work, making a financial contribution, donating supplies or volunteering. Information about how to get involved is available online at www.azcend.org, including a list of supplies needed for various grade levels ranging from preschool to high school.

For more information: https://forourcitychandler.org/operation-back-to-school