HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION
HOURS OF OPERATION
The West Valley Child Crisis Center's (WVCCC) mission is to be proactive in ending the cycle of family violence through education, prevention programs, and safe placement services to promote healthy family environments for the future of Arizona's children.
Recently a foster mother entered our office looking for diapers, wipes, formula and bottles. A baby girl had been placed with her family over the weekend. The baby arrived to their home with two broken legs and nothing more than the shirt on her back. Sadly, this baby girl’s story is just one of 15,000 plus children in Arizona that have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Every child in Arizona deserves a safe environment where they can thrive. That is why, since 1986, the WVCCC has provided safe placement services for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Our mission is to be proactive in ending the cycle of family violence through education, prevention programs, and safe placement services to promote healthy family environments for the future of Arizona’s children.
WVCCC finds caring families for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. With over 15,000 children in foster care and only approximately 9,000 licensed foster family home beds our foster care system is in crisis. WVCCC trains and supports adults who want to become foster and adoptive parents and assists with matching families with the children and youth. With donations, WVCCC can increase the number of children served through our Foster Care and Adoption Program. Our goal is to provide the children with the services that they need to ensure their safety and well-being while in a family environment. WVCCC saves children’s lives.
West Valley Child Crisis Center (WVCCC) began as a women’s service organization. Soroptimist International of the Kachinas saw a critical need for emergency shelter for children. Soroptimist combined their efforts with the assistance of the John F. Long Foundation to renovate and establish the first two shelter residences in 1986 and 1988. The organization operated out of two residential homes for over 16 years helping children who were victims of domestic violence--having been neglected, abused or abandoned.
To meet the increased demand for placements, WVCCC implemented a successful capitol campaign to raise money to expand emergency shelter services. In 2002, WVCCC opened the Kids Campus. The KidsCampus, located in Glendale, AZ served 300-400 children annually. In 2009, the shelter closed due to changes in the State of Arizona’s vision and preference to place each child in a home-like setting versus a shelter placement. Today WVCCC still serves the same needs through the Foster Care, Adoption, Medically Fragile and Family Visitation Programs. The goal remains the same: to ensure Arizona’s children have a safe, stable, healthy place to call home and thrive.
We cannot achieve this mission alone. As the proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child”, we are truly blessed to have such a great WVCCC family including our staff, volunteers, board members, foster families, adoptive families, as well as community, corporate, foundation and government partners that support the children who need it most.
Thank you all for your continued support!