Arizona

VQ was established in Arizona in 1973 to provide a better alternative to detention centers for youth.

VQ has staff and offices located throughout the State that work directly with youth and families, as well as administrative staff who are familiar with State functions and collaborate regularly with our partners to constantly improve services and create a comprehensive continuum of care.

Sam Mahan Center

Benson, Arizona

Age

11 - 17

Gender

Males

A 60-bed residential program for young men located in Benson, Arizona, the Sam Mahan Center offers safe residential care for males ages 11 to 17. The program offers Education, Life Skills Instruction, Medical Care, Clinical Services, Recreation and Family Reunification.

Program Director

Lorel Donaghey

Gwen Mckeal Center

Tucson, Arizona

Age

5 - 17

Gender

Females

The Gwen McKeal program is a 20-bed residential program for young women located in Tucson, Arizona. This program provides a heightened level of care while providing youth with access to education and life skills alongside trauma-informed care to assist them in dealing with the challenges they face.

Program Director

Liliana Sanchez

Pathfinder Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Age

5 - 17

Gender

Male and Female

The Pathfinder Homes are 5- 10 bed residential programs that aim to provide assistance to youth in transitioning to more permanent living situations - homes, independent living, foster care, or more appropriate residential programs. With strong staff to serve as role models and a nurturing environment, we help youth in these programs develop life skills that can guide them once they leave our care.

Program Director

Kara Gouveia

School Based Services

Marana, Arizona

Age

11-17

Gender

Males

This program works with the local Marana school district to send our workers into schools to assist youth who are experiencing issues that, left unaddressed, could lead to delinquency. We also offer Aggression Replacement Training, which helps to reduce crime and recidivism in the community.

Program Director

Kara Gouveia

Tucson Foster Care

Tucson, Arizona

Age

0-17

Gender

Both

This program strives to find prospective foster parents for displaced youth in Pima County by guiding families through the process of becoming a foster parent and providing continued support once placement occurs.

Program Director

Rachael Killmer

Sam Mahan Center
Benson, Arizona
Sam Mahan Center
Benson, Arizona
Gender
Males
Age
11 - 17
# of Homes

A 60-bed residential program for young men located in Benson, Arizona, the Sam Mahan Center offers safe residential care for males ages 11 to 17. The program offers Education, Life Skills Instruction, Medical Care, Clinical Services, Recreation and Family Reunification.

Program Director
Lorel Donaghey
Gwen Mckeal Center
Tucson, Arizona
Gwen Mckeal Center
Tucson, Arizona
Gender
Females
Age
5 - 17
# of Homes

The Gwen McKeal program is a 20-bed residential program for young women located in Tucson, Arizona. This program provides a heightened level of care while providing youth with access to education and life skills alongside trauma-informed care to assist them in dealing with the challenges they face.

Program Director
Liliana Sanchez
Pathfinder Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Pathfinder Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Gender
Male and Female
Age
5 - 17
# of Homes
7

The Pathfinder Homes are 5- 10 bed residential programs that aim to provide assistance to youth in transitioning to more permanent living situations - homes, independent living, foster care, or more appropriate residential programs. With strong staff to serve as role models and a nurturing environment, we help youth in these programs develop life skills that can guide them once they leave our care.

DIrector of Operations
Kara Gouveia
School Based Services
Marana, Arizona
School Based Services
Marana, Arizona
Gender
Males
Age
11-17
# of Homes

This program works with the local Marana school district to send our workers into schools to assist youth who are experiencing issues that, left unaddressed, could lead to delinquency. We also offer Aggression Replacement Training, which helps to reduce crime and recidivism in the community.

Program Director
Kara Gouveia
Tucson Foster Care
Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Foster Care
Tucson, Arizona
Gender
Both
Age
0-17
# of Homes
10

This program strives to find prospective foster parents for displaced youth in Pima County by guiding families through the process of becoming a foster parent and providing continued support once placement occurs.

Program Director
Rachael Killmer