Citizens Support

Supporting parents of adoptive & foster children, and children with special needs.

Who We Are

Citizens Support is committed to supporting foster, adoptive, and single parents as well as parents of kids with special needs.

Through this ministry, we host training, certification classes, and support groups from within and those sponsored through outside, accredited agencies; all while providing free child care.

And speaking of free childcare, one Saturday evening of every month our team of dedicated, qualified, certified, and loving childcare professionals offer “Free Time” – three hours of completely free childcare so parents can run some errands, go on a date, or just get a break. It’s just our way of saying thanks for all you do as a great parent.

Citizens Support

Free Time

In an effort to reach neighbors in practical ways, Citizens Church is excited to provide Free Time! Drop your kids off for a fun few hours once a month while you enjoy some “free time,” and your kids enjoy a variety of activities like crafts, light snacks, games, movies, and so much more! If you are a parent of foster/adopted children or children with special needs, then this is an opportunity for you!

Free Time is, as the name suggests, 100% free! We have no religious or selfish agenda; and neither will be pushed. This is just our way of saying “thanks” for all you do as a parent. So, bring your children and take some time for yourself.

If you are a family with children (12 and under) who have special needs and/or children from foster/adoptive families along with their siblings, please join us at any or all of the following Free Times:

April 28th

  May 26th

   June 23rd

5pm – 8pm

Citizens Church
13206 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85022

Call Hannah with Free Time questions:
(602) 717-4151

Our volunteers are background checked and many have certifications in CPR and First Aid and have level one fingerprint cards. You can feel confident in your decision to leave your children at Citizens!

Meet Our Team

Megan and Ryan McKenzie

Team Leaders

Megan spent 4 years as a special education teacher before she decided to stay home and raise her family. Ryan works during the week as the nursing director for a local psychiatric facility. Ryan and Megan have been foster parents for the last 2 and a half years and have a variety of professional trainings that most recently include trauma informed care, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and caring for the medically complex/fragile child. Megan and Ryan volunteer in Little Citizens monthly and living out their passion for serving children and their families in their community.

Hannah Bentzel

Special Needs Coordinator

Hannah has been working with children since she was 11 years old. She has been a habilitation worker for the last 2 years and attends ASU to work towards a degree in occupational therapy. Her professional trainings include: Article 9, CPR and First Aid, prevention and support training for behavioral needs, and training specific to physical and developmental disabilities. She volunteers in Little Citizens several times a month and enjoys living out her passion for building relationships with the families in her community.

Sign Up for June’s Free Time

June 23rd from 5pm-8pm

Registration for July’s Free Time will open on June 21st.

Contact Us

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