About Us

Christian Family Care is the leading provider of services that strengthen families and serve at-risk kids.

Transforming Lives Across Arizona

We see a future where every vulnerable child is loved and nurtured in a Christ-centered family. To make that vision a reality, Christian Family Care partners with families, churches, and caring neighbors like you to provide comprehensive adoption and foster care services, along with extensive counseling and support programs for children, families, and women struggling with unplanned pregnancies.

Our mission is to strengthen families and serve at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ. With your prayers and support, we can provide loving families and lasting hope for Arizona’s most vulnerable children.


History, Funding, Impact!

Founded by Kay Ekstrom in 1982, Christian Family Care began serving children and families through foster care, adoption, and pregnancy counseling programs. Today, we are much more than an adoption and foster care agency. Our influence and services expanded to fulfill our vision of seeing every child loved and nurtured in a Christ-centered family.

With our expansion of support services, came exponential growth of impact and the need for more staff! In 2019, Christian Family Care consolidated its three Phoenix offices into one building on Central Avenue, opened a new office in Prescott, and continues to serve in Southern Arizona with an office in Tucson. Each facility is designed to increase collaboration and improve our team’s ability to deliver quality support services to the community

As a private nonprofit, 501(c)(3) social services agency, we gladly help any child or family in need regardless of color, culture, disability, ethnic group, gender, race, religion, or socioeconomic status.

We are licensed by the state of Arizona and accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 2002. A portion of our funding comes from contracts with the State, as well as insurance companies and individuals we serve. However, those fees do not fully cover our expenses because we provide services that go above and beyond what is required by the State. We depend on private donors, grants, foundations, and other fundraising activities.

We treasure your support and strive to provide outstanding financial stewardship: 84¢ of every dollar donated goes directly to services for vulnerable and traumatized children, to meet their deepest needs of love, family, and security.


Faith and Values

Christian Family Care is a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, a joint initiative that inspires and equips Christians to live out effectively the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children.

Read our statement of faith.

Our core values:

  • Compassion — We are guided by the biblical principle of compassion for others and demonstrate this in the care and concern we show for all children, families, and coworkers.
  • Integrity — Christian Family Care is committed to continuous quality improvement, professional and financial excellence, ethical development practices, and careful stewardship of the resources entrusted to the agency.
  • Serving the Community — We’re committed to embracing, transforming, and improving the diverse communities we serve through staff, board members, and volunteers who demonstrate awareness and sensitivity.

Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI)

Christian Family Care is committed to excellence. It is CFC’s intent to provide the highest quality services to our clients and community members. Each quarter, CFC uses Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) as an agency-wide tool to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. The PQI process includes reviewing client and stake holder input, diverse data, and developing a formal “Action Plan” if there is an opportunity for growth that is identified. CFC strives to improve all of our programs and services to fit the needs of the children and families that we serve.

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