Emq Familiesfirst

Rating: 4.88 stars   42 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 251 Llewellyn Ave. Campbell CA 95008 USA

Mission: We do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build community, and advocate for systems change to ensure that our families thrive.
Results: 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
Programs: • 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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(408) 379-3790
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked as a volunteer with EMQ Families First for several years. I have been very impressed with the quality of the staff and their dedication to their mission of healing families. Their innovative programs keep them at the forefront of their field. Their success rate is amazing, considering the difficulties in this work. I am also a donor as I see the results of their work in the children who come to the events we host and who speak to us as the successfully graduated into productive adulthood.

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Rating: 4 stars  

EMQ FamiliesFirst is a wonderful and talented organization focusing on bringing families together. Their programs utilize highly qualified clinicians, therapists and mental health professionals who are all working with a very clear goal - the mental, emotional and physical well being of the children in their care. EMQFF deserves your attention and support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting EMQFF for a number of years and they continue to impress me with their focus on family and healing. Their help and support for the children they touch is unmatched and their contribution to the community is invaluable.

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a volunteer for almost 15 years in an organization to raise funds for them. I am very happy with their effort and care of children in crisis. Without their work, many children and families would not get their life turned around.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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