As the longest-serving shelter in the Phoenix area, we work to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for 250 children everyday
On a recent Sunday morning, at 3:00am, Crisis Nursery
Children’s Shelter received an all-too-regular phone call from Child Protective Services, “We have a three year-old girl. Following a domestic violence altercation, her mother was arrested, and is now in a holding cell. The father is alcoholic.
Both parents have long substance abuse records. The child is showing signs of neglect and malnourishment.
“Can you take Olivia?”
That morning, the answer was “yes.” But sadly we must turn
away 50 children every MONTH due to lack of funding. Our Children’s Shelter, the longest-serving shelter in the Valley, provides a safe haven for children threatened with abuse and neglect and a lifeline for parents facing emergencies leaving them temporarily unable to care for their children.
Last year, we provided 9,360 days of care and comprensiveservices to 300 young children and helped them transition safely home or to new foster or adoptive families.