Child Crisis Center

Child Crisis Center


The mission of Child Crisis Arizona is to provide the state’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families. We are the only emergency children’s shelters who have experienced abuse and neglect, with one of the largest foster care and adoption programs to license, train, and certify individuals and families to find homes.

Child Crisis Center began in 1981 when it was incorporated into the Mahnah Club of the East Valley. Both operated as emergency shelter facilities to provide temporary shelter for children who were victims or in danger of being victims of abuse, neglect, or other forms of maltreatment. In 2015, the center was combined with the established Child Nursery, becoming the Child Crisis Arizona.

Over the decades, the center has been able to:

  • Serve 367 children within our shelters
  • Have 2,364 individuals participate in our services
  • Certify 308 households for foster care and adoption
  • Placed 398 children in foster or adoptive homes
  • Counseled 416 individuals
  • Received a 5-star rating by First Things First, putting us in top 3% in the state

Child Crisis Arizona offers several programs for Arizona children and their families, such as their emergency children’s shelter for babies to 8 years old within Maricopa County, foster care and adoption services, and prevention and education with free parenting classes and workshops, support groups, and resources. Included in this is the Home Visitation Program to ensure kids are prepared for school before entering kindergarten and the Early Education Services Program to offer high quality education for those within the Phoenix location.

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