Essential Needs

Your complete guide to Essential Needs

Kid picking out clothes

Who we help

We support those advocating for a foster child and the phenomenal people who open their homes to children, teens, and young adults on a foster care journey.

  • Foster & Kinship Families
  • Caseworkers
  • Licensing Agencies
  • State Contracted Foster Care Specialist
  • CASA
  • Group Homes

We know it’s about more than diapers and school supplies,

it’s about ensuring that children on a foster care thrive. Always!

Available Resources

The #FosterAllies at The Foster Alliance (TFA) are proud to partner with the foster community to do what we can to make every foster journey a little easier. We provide new twin beds, cribs, toddler bed conversion kits, bed sheets, linens, clothing, diapers, footlockers, personal care, and so much more through the Essential Needs Program.

The Foster Alliance can make these resources available for children in foster care because of generous donations of time, goods, and money. We are all in this together, working to help children on a foster care journey change their stars.




Personal Care





General Info

Operating Hours

Phoenix, AZ Resource Center

Resource Center Walk-In Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

No Appointment Necessary

Can’t Make it to the Phoenix Resource Center?

TFA’s Flagstaff, AZ location is by appointment only. Contact your caseworker or social worker and ask them to email with your specific needs.

How Often Can I Come?

The Foster Alliance can assist with clothing and diapers once every 4 weeks.

What should I bring?

• Government-issued ID

• Notice to Providers from DCS (or like issued document from your state) or other approved document

• Vehicle large enough to transport the essentials you receive

Any questions?

How can I get involved?