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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Foster Care

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

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

We have worked with EMQ Families First for 20 years. They are true leaders in their efforts to keep California's kids safe, at home, in school and out of trouble.

Advisor

Rating: 5

EMQ FamiliesFirst offers innovative and groundbreaking programs to help kids in crisis - the most vulnerable members of our society. Their staff genuinely work "from the heart." And, it's not unusual for a former "client" of the agency to give back by volunteering to help more kids. Many of their programs are funded solely with donations.