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Emq Familiesfirst

Rating: 4.88 stars   42 reviews 2,208

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth


251 Llewellyn Ave. Campbell CA 95008 USA


We do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build community, and advocate for systems change to ensure that our families thrive.


Privately funded programs include Family Finding (locating safe family members for children 'lost' in the system), Addiction Prevention Services, Yolo Crisis Nursery, Foster Santa, and Hollygrove's Endless Summer therapeutic afterschool program. Donations support foster care emancipations, basic needs for kids and families, scholarships, enrichment activities, services to youth without access to health insurance, social connection for isolated families with special needs kids, community education, and so much more.

Target demographics:

Low-income children ages birth through age 23 and their family members who are recovering from abuse, trauma, neglect, addiction; and low-income children with developmental disabilities, Autism, or mental illness

Direct beneficiaries per year:

20,000 children and their family members

Geographic areas served:

30 counties throughout California


• Foster Care and Adoption Services • Intensive Services, such as: º Children’s Shelter Alternative Services º Family Preservation º In-Home Mental Health º Mobile Crisis Response º Targeted Behavioral Intervention º Wraparound (Program Uplift) • Outpatient Mental Health Services • Prevention and Early Intervention, such as: º Addiction Prevention Services º Crisis Nursery º Fast Track (Early Intervention in Child Welfare) º First 5 º Kinship Support º Student Assistance Services • Psychiatric Services • Residential Treatment • School-Based Treatment Services • Transitional Housing

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Reviews for Emq Familiesfirst

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

EMQ is a wonderful organization. I have been a donor for so many years to help them provide their wonderful services to children and families. We are very blessed to have them in our community.

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Aa a Butter Paddle volunteer I have seen what an amazing network EMQ has for providing wrap around care to children and families. They absolutely deserve any help and support to be able to continue providing such much needed services in our communities.

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We are so thankful for our partnership with Families First. They are providing a valuable service to the students in our district. This is our first year in partnership and we are looking forward to many more!

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I have been involved with The Butter Paddle, first as a volunteer and now as a sustainer, for the past 12 years, and it has always given me great pleasure to know that my time and donations go towards helping the children of EMQ. Besides being a wonderful organization that benefits children, The Butter Paddle is also the perfect place to shop for gifts for all occasions! I always find something there...for weddings, birthdays & holidays...for people of all ages...from grandchildren to grandparents...from bridal occasions to 50th anniversary celebrations. The Butter Paddle is definitely THE place to shop!

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As a volunteer at The Butter Paddle, that supports EMQFF, I have learned how valuable this organization has been in bettering the lives of the children they help. EMQFF deserve the highest rating.

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As a "Sustainer" and past active member of EMQ Families First - The Butter Paddle supports this wonderful organization and everyone who volunteers is committed to helping families in need of their support.

The Butter Paddle offers wonderful gifts for every occasion and I cherish the time I was an active member.

Your support does make a difference to many families.

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I have been volunteering at The Butter Paddle, a nonprofit that supports EMQFamilies First for almost 10 years. They help the most abused and neglected children. I know EMQ is most deserving of your best rating. .They deserve your help, support, and money! Sincerely, Dale F Bates

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For many years I have been donating to EMQ through The Tennis Marathon. What a lovely way to meet some new players while donating to such a worthy cause. Their programs to help those in need, especially children at risk, is such a worthy cause. Thank you for all you do and please keep doing what you do as well as you do. 10splyr.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It gives me great pleasure in knowing that my donation and the donations brought in by recruiting other single tennis players to participate in the EMQ FamiliesFirst Tennis Marathon each year is put to good use in helping so many children and families in crisis. The tennis marathon is no- pressure competitive tennis on your own schedule with a lovely group of ladies who are out there playing to help these children have brighter futures! I hope to continue for many years to come!

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Rating: 4 stars  

EMQ FamiliesFirst helps children & their families overcome challenges they face related to mental health issues. Through counseling and addiction programs, childrens groups and parenting groups EMQ gives families and children in foster care a chance to flourish. I am a volunteer and the time I spend helping raise awarness for mental health through EMQ is well spent!

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