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Childhelp, Inc.

Rating: 3.06 stars   16 reviews 1,523

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Mental Health, Crime & Law

Address:

15757 N 78TH St, STE. B Scottsdale AZ 85260 USA

Mission:

Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I've been an employee of the organization for more than 3 years, and have seen how this organization has truly shaped itself into a life changing and life saving organization for a child in need. Just recently the State of Arizona reached out to Childhelp to ask for the organizations help in caring for children that have been separated from their homes pending the start of an investigation and were sleeping in police vehicles and offices. Childhelp immediately sprang to action, working with the highest levels of government and philanthropic minded community citizens and partners, and created an immediate safe haven for the emergency placement of children. This is what Childhelp does - it takes action where children are in need. With less than 10% of donations going to administrative fees, this organization truly leverages the treasures of its donors to save and positively impact the lives of children in need. I am proud to be associated with this organization, and love knowing that I am surrounded by people in my community that really want to make a true difference in the life of a child.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I'm familiar with Childhelp from the advocacy center in Phoenix. I was in there for a project, and the facility houses all the personnel to respond to such terrible crimes, but it remains warm and friendly nonetheless. It's like a police station, medical clinic and social services office all together in one place. Lots of smiles and helpful people. It really takes a special kind of outlook to do the work they do.

It's clearly a team effort there, but Childhelp is definitely doing good work for the kids of Phoenix.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My favorite part about working for Childhelp is meeting the children who are being impacted by our amazing programs and services. From adult survivors to little lives at Childhelp villages and advocacy centers, watching a child that has been abused suddenly come back to life is a beautiful thing. I work with the Childhelp Founders every day and feel their passion for the mission in all they do. The team is engaged, the plan for the future is strongly routed in prevention education and there is a dream of eradicating child abuse to create safer communities nationwide.

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Rating: 5 stars  

How can you not rate Childhelp with 5 stars! 55 years and still going strong to prevent, treat and create awareness in the world of child abuse. I have volunteered for the last three years and have seen the work done at the Beaumont ,Ca. Village. It is truly amazing to witness the change in the lives of these children and the chance of hope they are given.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization and its founders have saved more than 9 million children from abuse since they began is 1959. I have come to know the Founders and the work being done at Childhelp as a volunteer for the past three years, and I can say with 100% confidence that they truly care about making a difference in the lives of children who suffer from the horrors of child abuse. They have created a new prevention education program for elementary schools to incorporate into their curriculum that will help children suffering from sexual abuse, bullying and so much more.
The children that are taken to the Childhelp residential facilities, are the most severe cases of child abuse, and often the last hope before the child is institutionalized permanently, but Childhelp has proven that it is possible to heal these children so that they are able to go back to society and have hope for a bright future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I worked for Childhelp for several years, I think the vast majority of employees want to serve the children. I am fond of the "ladies" - they started this organization and I think are blind to the day to day.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I strove, as a member of the executive leadership team at Childhelp, to increase transparency and accountability. There is a concerted effort among senior leadership to hide poor practices. Licensing is not serious about compliance or this charity would have seen it's villages closed. Children deserve better who come through the doors of the villages seeking treatment. Donors-- Spend your dollars elsewhere and in good conscience. To root out the bad seed, operations needs an overhaul. There is something rotten at the helm of this ship. No confidence.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The ladies could begin regaining faith by foregoing their salaries. Fire your Quality & Improvement VP. Replace this unscrupulous individual with someone whose character is above reproach. Release financial information that is overdue and be honest with the public.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Okay

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Unsure

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Over two years now, and no IRS990 form? What is Childhelp hiding? This place has "scam" written all over it. Why no IRS sanctions against these people?

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Follow the law and file required financial information on time.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Childhelp is a very lucrative venture for the two founders; two old lady movie stars from the 50's. Together that take a huge salary from the business as do most of the leadership team. They travel around the country first-class on the dime of those that make donations. However, most of revenue comes from the government in the form of medicaid, grants etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Close the doors.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Alice C. Tyler Village and Merv Griffin Village are being utilized by this national organization to siphon Medicaid and fund ancillary projects in support of abused and neglected children. The company does not invest enough in the villages, the programs, or in professional development of it's staff. As a result, services are mediocre or poor and treatment, as well as education, suffers. Childhelp is gilded, at best. Great name recognition, but much shinier on the outside than within. They are perpetually in trouble with licensing, and more interested in appearances than actual services. Be wary. The only reason they have not been closed the villages at various times in the past couple of years, is because social services has nowhere to house these children. One advantage of serving severely abused and neglected populations is that licensing is not going to hold the organization as accountable as it should be held for fear that there is, literally, nowhere else for these children to go. Truly a sad state of affairs: poorly managed, understaffed, and under trained. Childhelp is a train wreck waiting to derail, with a lack of accountability. Yvonne and Sara are amazing, and deserve to see their legacy better managed.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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