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Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Services, Foster Care, Human Services

Mission: Child Crisis Arizona's mission is to provide Arizona’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families. Our vision is Safe Kids. Strong Families.

Results: Child Crisis Arizona’s vision is safe kids and strong families. We operate the Valley’s only two Emergency Children’s Shelters for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. We have one of the largest foster care and adoption programs to license, train and certify individuals and families to find homes for the thousands of Arizona children in foster care. We create strong and successful families through our home visitation, counseling programs and family classes and workshops. We are expanding our Early Head Start and preschool to some of the Valley’s poorest children in Phoenix and Mesa. There are many opportunities to get involved through volunteering, donating and advocating. To learn more, join us for a Day in the Life tour of our mission at one of the Emergency Shelters.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 326 children stayed in our shelters. 3,085 individuals participated in family resource services. 602 children served though our home visitation program. 494 children places in foster or adoptive homes. 499 families licensed and certified for foster care and adoption.

Geographic areas served: Arizona

Programs: Emergency Children’s Shelters We provide emergency services for 78 children in Phoenix and Mesa. We are the only emergency shelters in Maricopa County for children birth to 8 years old, who have been removed from their homes or whose families are facing hardships. Foster Care And Adoption Child Crisis Arizona licenses and certifies foster and adoptive families. We support these families through education and training, child-family matching services and post-placement support. Prevention and Education We offer a wide variety of free parenting classes and workshops, support groups and resources. We also offer specific support groups and additional services for kinship families, or relatives raising a relative child. Child Crisis Arizona’s Home Visitation Program helps ensure kids are prepared for school before they enter kindergarten through free in-home development screenings and in-home support. Child Crisis Arizona’s Early Education Services Program offers high quality education to neighborhood children who live within our service areas.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for almost 5 years. Before I retired i knew I needed to find something to fill my new free time. So I started volunteering a few years before I retired. It's been the most rewarding and happy time of my life. The children make my day. I love watching them thrive with the great staffs help. I enjoy the time I can spend with individual children whether reading putting puzzles together or just a hug.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer specialists at Child Crisis AZ. Having fun with the kids is the most amazing time. We laugh, read stories, feed, bathe, dress and get to rub their backs at night. When they take that deep breath of sleep they are at peace and so am I. Helping the staff with chores, or spending time with a child that needs extra attention and the staff are busy is what volunteering is all about. The chores are never ending and the staff always thanks you for the help. Volunteering is the most rewarding thing. Try it and you will get hooked.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for almost 5 years. Before I retired i knew I needed to find something to fill my new free time. So I started volunteering a few years before I retired. It's been the most rewarding and happy time of my life. The children make my day. I love watching them thrive with the great staffs help. I enjoy the time I can spend with individual children whether reading putting puzzles together or just a hug.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

It is not the same quality of care for families that Child Crisis Center and Crisis Nursery was known for. Staff seem very unhappy and it shows.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a chance to go to some classes WOW what a great organization. Thanks CCC

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They really do a great job with their classes for families cannot believe they do it all for free. The people at the desk are really nice too.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, Arizona. The residents of the CCC are ages 0-11. The children are temporarily placed to live there by Child Protective Services of Arizona. The facility is wonderful & the staff are highly trained, very caring & sensitive to the needs of the children in their care. Each area is organized to assist the children in a particular age group in a structured & very child friendly manner. The center has lots of age appropriate toys, activities & each child is always dressed in stylist clothing. The food is healthy & delicious. The CCC knows how to help children that are vulnerable by providing the best living & learning situation possible. Joan Levin Sacks, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

ME MY MOM AAND MY SISTER GOT PUT OUT OVER THE STUPIDEST STUFF EVER ON SOMETHING WE DIDNT DO ITS ME MY MOM MY 9 YEAR OLD SIATER IM 13AND I HAVE ADHD WHICH IS A DISABILITY PROBLEM. WE REALLY NEED SOME WHERE TO STAY :'(

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I and my children have taken a class here and it was a wonderful experiance for all of us. I plan to take more parenting classes in the future. I also use their laibrary to pass on helpful info. to my parents at my childrens school and encourage them to utilize the family rescource center. They are very helpful warm and inviting at this great recource. What a wonderful thing to have in my neighborhood, I wish everyone could have them in their nighborhood too. Thank you so much for all of your help.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The resoure center, is an awesome resource facility!!! I always find paperwork, to pass on to parents. It's a helpful tool. I encourage parents to join classes. Thank you, it makes my job easier :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My children and I participate in the playgroups at the Family Resource Center/Child Crisis Center. They encourage caregivers to play and bond with their children and provide a large variety of educational crafts, toys, and activities that we love to do together. My kids beg to go play there!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff at Crisis nursery are among the most caring, real, and beautiful people. We are in the process of becoming foster parents and completed our 10 week training tonight and are proud to be working along side such a wonderful agency serving our communities and children here in Arizona.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We began our relationship with the Child Crisis Center 5 years ago by helping our young family with play group. It brought tremendous change within the 3 of us. As time passed we realized we wanted to adopt some children through our local CPS. The Child Crisis Center became our adoption agency. We attended our classes there, we became certified fost-adopt parents and began working toward placement of children into our home because of the resource center. When we finally received a sibling placement we were thrilled. The center assisted us with therapies that the children would need as we progressed through the process of becoming a forever family. The resource center has provided all kinds of assistance to us at different times as we needed different things from them. I thank God for the resource center everyday!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found the center when I went searching for a free play group for my daughter. I had been laid off and was now a stay-at-home mom with no other children. The center provided that interaction with other children thru their play group programs. I gained as well, getting wonderful, educated advise from the employees at the center. Now we are looking to expand our family thru other agencies associated with the East Valley Child Crisis Center. Thanks for enriching my family's lives.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to Crisis Nursery in the past; and have become close with many members of the shelter. I am constantly impressed with the strength, nurturing, and dedication of the entire staff. They truly do what they do to help children in need, not for any glory or recognition. They give of themselves selflessly and our community is fortunate to have the people of Crisis Nursery working so hard!

Donor

Rating: 4

I was moved by the stories of the children that Crisis Nursery serves. It is a worthwhile cause and one that certainly deserves the money I was personally able to donate.

Anne C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Crisis Nursery has a dedicated and passionate staff and board. The children are served with safety, health care, schooling, and love. The parents are served with parenting skills, and respit, and confidence building - often leading to more financial stability. The Nursery has adapted to the needs of the community and is now also training foster parents. THe Nursery operates on a fiscally sound basis.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have my Foster Parenting license through Crisis Nursery and have felt part of a family since my training began. This organization goes out of its way to meet the needs of the children and Foster Parents. They strive to keep a good balance for all parties involved and most of all to ensure every placement is a good match. The knowledge and hearts of each employee seems to be unmatched by another organize that provides the services they due. I give them my thanks each and every day.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked at Crisis Nursery for four years and feel like part of a family. This organization goes out of its way to meet the needs of the community and strives to keep families together and children safe.
When a need for day respite was noted in the community to help parents on a temporary basis while they look for a job or a shelter or a attend a class, Crisis Nursery created a program to meet that need. Crisis Nursery took the initiative to apply for an Early Head Start program and change their daycare program to become focused on Early Childhood Development, while also providing parents with resources and children with explosive behaviors positive techniques to cope with their anger and sadness. Crisis Nursery's foster care department goes out of their way to provide individualized care to our foster parents to ensure that they are receiving the support they need while caring for children in the DES/CPS system. Included in this are care packages for newly placed children, monthly support groups, attending meetings/court with the foster parents, monthly home visits, and regular trainings. Crisis Nursery cares about their clients and their employees.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having been involved with other non-profits over the years, I can't begin to express how fortunate Crisis Nursery is to have Marsha Porter and her team leading this wonderful organization. This is my 5th year on the board and it still gives me great pleasure to see the enthusiasm with which everyone takes on the challenges of protecting the most vulnerable in our community. The genuine joy and satisfaction of a job well done are apparent from all that I've interacted with. I am honored to have been chosen to be the next president of the board and am proud to be associated with so many capable and dedicated people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When Crisis Nursery opened its doors more than 30 years ago, I volunteered to rock babies. How we have evolved since then. Babies still are rocked but Crisis Nursery is so much more. Our mission is to break the cycle or child abuse. We work with parents to teach positive skills; we screen kids for possible health issues; we have a day respite center as well as a 24/7 shelter. In a separate building we have FACES, an early head start program for at risk preschoolers preparing them to succeed in school. We have a home visitation program for young mothers as well as a foster care training program. Best of all is the staff at Crisis Nursery. The pay isn't stellar but their attitudes are. They are passionate about what they do. I now sit on the policy board of the Nursery and I am proud to be associated with such a fine non-profit organization.

Anita K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I had been searching for a charity to become involved with. Friends had been involved with Crisis Nursery over the years and they constantly complimented the programming and services offered to the Phoenix community. For the past 7 years we have attended the luncheon and in the past two years have became involved on the board. We are honored to be apart of this outstanding organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for nearly five years, spending time most Sundays with the children at the shelter. I always leave the shelter feeling good that these children have a safe place to stay and are in such good hands. The staff are incredibly loving beings who care about each and every child in their charge.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been associated with the center for 3 1/2 yrs participating in the play groups. It has been a great experience for my child and prepared her for preschool. I also have benefited from working with the staff and other parents. I have referred other parents to various workshops and services and it has been a really wonderful resource.