HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION
HOURS OF OPERATION
Thriving children and families in a safe and healthy community.
Hope Community Services' (formally West Valley Child Crisis Center) mission is to create lasting solutions for children and families by providing innovative programs to foster safe and healthy communities within Arizona.
Every child in Arizona deserves a safe and healthy environment where they can thrive. That is why Hope Community Services (HCS) provides safe placement services, parent education & training and behavioral health services for children who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
Hope Community Services (HCS) began in 1986 as West Valley Child Crisis Center (WVCCC). The 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, HCS implemented a successful capitol campaign to raise money to expand emergency shelter services. In 2002, HCS 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 HCS still serves the same needs through our Child Welfare Programs: Foster Care, Kinship, Adoption, Medically Fragile and Family Visitation Programs as well as our Behavioral Health Programs: Trauma Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Birth and Beyond Triple P and coming soon - Equine Therapy. 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 HCS 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!