We Care Services for Children

Rating: 4.94 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health

Location: 2191 Kirker Pass Road Concord CA 94521 USA

Mission: "We Care Services for Children gives children with special needs the skills for a better start in life."
Programs: Early childhood mental health designed for younger children who are exposed to high risk situations in their homes due to early trauma, family violence, abuse, and poverty. Services include play therapy, family counseling, behavioral programs, and wrap around services

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

We Care has had an incredibly powerful impact on our family. One of our twin daughters was born with special needs and We Care was the top facility in the area offering a full-inclusion program that allowed us to keep our girls together in the same program. We have been thrilled with all of the love and care our girls have received from the amazing staff at We Care. Everyone we have encountered has gone above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of both our special needs and typical children. Thank you for your outstanding services, We Care!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching my children develop and seeing their intelligence mature has been a miraculous adventure since they joined We Care. My daughter is doing things we didn't know she would ever be capable of. She is pushing beyond her limitations and is able to interact normally with other children her age. Her experiences there have been nothing of remarkable thanks to the loving teachers and staff!

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

I am so impressed that I do not have any suggestions for improvement.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We Care provides a warm, caring, and educational environment for my son. The staff is supportive and dynamic. They are always quick to give suggestions and my son is reaching his goals at an impressive pace. More specifically, the programs are great, the facilities are very clean, and they take great care to keep me informed of daily and weekly activities. This really is a very special place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my son's personal growth and development

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

Include my seminars and workshops for parents with babysitting available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a difference We Care makes in children's and family's lives. Their experienced teachers and staff support the whole family, as well as each child in their classes. Everything is offered on-site: speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and tailored to each child's needs. Our child blossomed at We Care, and felt safe and secure with his teachers. We loved our time at We Care!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the impact on my son, who came out of his shell and bonded with his teachers and peers while learning many new skills.

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

Open another branch closer to my house.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Like many parents, I waited excitedly to hear my daughter's first words. And waited. And waited. Yet by the time she neared two years old, she had yet to say "Mama" or "Dada". She was diagnosed to with a language/social delay just shy of her 23 month birthday. Our case worker recommended group therapy at We Care.

She began attending classes at We Care two weeks after her second birthday. To say that she has thrived would be an understatement. She began communicating through sign and started adding to her spoken vocabulary.

While her speech is still a work in progress, she's not afraid to try to say what she wants... and now I've got quite a chatterbox on my hands! Every word she speaks is like music to my ears -- so different from the tantrums and frustration that ruled her just one year ago! Best of all, we have finally heard the words, "I love you, Mommy/Daddy." So much of this is thanks to the wonderful work that We Care has done with her and we cannot thank We Care enough.

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the programs at We Care. Our overall experience has been glowingly positive -- my daughter is proof positive of that. The teachers and staff really care about the kids, work so closely with them on to help bring out the best in each and every child.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daughter. Every day her vocabulary grows and she has blossomed while at school. She loves her school and is very, very happy to be there. We are so blessed to have found such a wonderful program to help our daughter.

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

Nothing! They're perfect as is.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through the Regional Center of the East Bay

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Everything -- my daughter is speaking!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My now 3 year old son was diagnosed with a speech and language delay and attended We Care from Feb. 2010 until December 2010. I cannot even begin to express what a difference We Care made in my son's life. The teachers and staff are just wonderful. My little guy said only a few words when he began the program, but by the time he graduated he was speaking almost in complete sentences. He also learned important social and self help skills among other things. I could never thank We Care enough for the difference they have made in the life of my son, and in the lives of our entire family.

When my 17 month old son was recently diagnosed with the same speech and language delay his brother had, I had absolutely no hesitation in deciding to have him begin attending We Care once he turns 18 months old. I have no doubt that his experience will be just as enriching and fulfilling as my older son's experience was.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son was diagnosed with a speech and language delay and attended We Care.

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

I would not change anything about We Care.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

The Regional Center for the East Bay

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love we care service for children, my daughter was at we care 3 years ago and it saved my life. Ralie was difficult and didn't speak a word when she was 18 months of age. We care not only gave Ralie support, but they supported our family as well.
Please help we care with the services they require to run their school with the quality that they strive to have.

Sincerely,
Lynne Dahl
Proud parent of a We Care Student

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My entire family was helped and changed forever with the service and warmth we received from we care!!

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

Not change a thing!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son was showing early signs of verbal communication. We took him to different doctors which said he was behind and will need to work on his speech. We were sent to the East Bay Regonial Center of Concord where we were told that he was not behind enough for their full services. Thankfully they called us about We Care Services for Children. It has been a blessing for our son! He loves going to "school" and it is amazing how many words and gestures he's learned in a short period of time. The teachers are very patient, skilled and I love how they spend most of their day on the floor at equal level with the children.
We feel welcomed and special and always allowed to stay and watch through the one way window.
We Care has been a blessing to our son and our family!
Thank you,
Cherie von Savoye

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have wittnessed a great progress in my son.

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

I would advertise more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have twin girls, but only one has special needs. Relatively few options exist that allow for inclusive environments - but We Care SHINES because they let our girls be together in class. This helps our daughter with special needs continue to learn from her sister, and helps our daughter with typical needs to learn to lead by good example.

The staff give their whole hearts and attention to the children every day - and it was evident from day one that our girls would receive love and excellent help/instruction from their teachers.

We Care incorporates specialized therapists to aid with the more specific challenges - and their contributions too, are incredible.

Within a few short months, our special needs daughter had begun speaking, making signs to communicate, feeding herself, and moving more confidently in play than ever before. We believe that it is because of We Care that she is experiencing such amazing progress.

Thank you We Care Teachers & Staff!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing my special needs daughter make TREMENDOUS improvements in speech, communication, as well as fine/gross motor skills.

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

not make any, aside from buying them more and cooler equipment for the kids!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Regional Center of the East Bay

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

improved communication and motor skills for my special needs daughter, resulting in a more enjoyable and deep relationship!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Chevron employee, I have volunteered at We Care Services for Children in Concord, Calfifornia, in 2010. I was very impressed with the staff and the services that the facility provides to the children and their families in the community. It was great to witness how the children actively and happily participate in the various activities. The staff genuinely enjoy interacting with the children which was evident by their sincerity in wanting to make the kids' lives better. This is a wonderful nonprofit organization which should be available in all communities! I plan to select We Care Services for Children as our ourganization's project for 2011 as well as in future years!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The staff was very grateful for the volunteer work we completed.

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

Make the organization grow and expand and made available to all communities!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work for Chevron and we volunteer for various projects at We Care. This is how I got introduced to this fantastic organization. Not only do they help and support the kids but the parents as well!

There seems to be very few Autism/Down Syndrome programs around this area. Their camp and family outings are fantastic events.

We care does SO much for the children from all backgrounds. They are definitely a shining example of hope and caring.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with them on the volunteer project as well as an upcoming thank you benefit.

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

get them more help and money and expand to other counties!

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Eye opening

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Very touched. Happy to see good being done.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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