Child Crisis Arizona

40th year anniversary stats

For 40 years we have offered emergency shelter services to 30,000 children. Additionally, we have served more than 22,000 individuals through Family Education Services, 1,585 at-risk children through Early Education Services, and provided foster care and/or adoption for 5,000 children.

This past year we provided services to more than 4,700 individuals.


Emergency Children's Shelter

Child Crisis Arizona operates an Emergency Children's Shelter facility for children up to age 10 who have experienced abuse or neglect. Open 24 hours a day each day of the week, we offer a safe haven for children who arrive due to neglect, abandonment, homelessness, abuse or parental incarceration. Our specially trained staff and volunteers provide comfort, care and support, as well as medical care, counseling and attention to developmental delays

Foster Care and Adoption

With thousands of children in Arizona's foster care system, the need for strong, well-prepared foster and adoptive families continues to grow. We have one of the largest foster care and adoption programs to license, train and certify individuals and families interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Our range of services and support, along with realistic training, prepares families for the placement of children of all ages and backgrounds. We serve single and two-parent families from a no-limitations spectrum of religious beliefs, ethnicities and sexual orientations.

Early Education Services

Child Crisis Arizona operates a year-round Early Head Start and Preschool program in Phoenix and Mesa, serving 208 children ages 1-5. Low teacher-child ratios and small group sizes ensure that services are individualized and that children have opportunities to form healthy attachments with their teachers. Children receive myriad opportunities to develop the physical, social and emotional skills they will need to succeed in school

Classes and Workshops

Child Crisis Arizona offers no-cost resources to families and community members through 300 different parenting classes, workshops, children's playgroups, support groups and family events annually both onsite and in the community. We strive to build safe, stable, strong families through a Family Resource Model. Our programs assist parents and caregivers in dealing with life's stressors by teaching and developing parenting skills in a non-judgmental environment.


Child Crisis Arizona offers specialized counseling to children who have experienced a variety of challenges to help them develop new skills and coping strategies that will help them be successful in their day-to-day activities. We also offer support groups, education and clinical support for kinship families (relatives raising related minors), such as grandparents raising grandchildren, to help them provide the best possible care.

Child Crisis Arizona's programs impact the community

…by providing a safe place where children that have been abused or maltreated can start on the road to recovery and healing for a better outcome in the future.

…by assisting families in becoming foster and adoptive families, providing safe homes where children who have been abused or maltreated can continue on the road to recovery and healing for a better future.

…by training and supporting foster families so the children's placements will be stable and successful.

…by training parents and care givers to be their children's first teachers and also giving parents life skills and tools for better parenting, and possibly avoiding child maltreatment.

…by starting young children from low income families on the road to educational success and through that success, more opportunities for a better life.


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