The West Valley Child Crisis Center's (WVCCC) mission is to be proactive in ending the cycle of abuse of family violence through education, prevention programs, and safe placement services to promote healthy family environments for the future of Arizona's children.
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WVCCC is here to help save children's lives. WVCCC helps find caring homes for children who have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services because of domestic violence, abuse or abandonment. WVCCC trains and supports adults who want to become foster families and adoptive parents and assists with matching licensed families with the children and youth who need their help.
Protecting Children & Youth
WVCCC's primary goal is to protect children. Through the Foster Care & Adoption Program, WVCCC finds temporary and permanent homes for children (from infants to teens) who are in need of a safe and loving home. Some children need special behavioral or medical needs and some are sibling groups. They represent all ethnic groups and backgrounds.
In Arizona as of March 2012, there were 12,649 children who were placed in out-of-home care due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Consequently, there is a dire need for foster and adoptive families in the State of Arizona. To view additional information about Arizona's child welfare population, please click here.
WVCCC's Birth Parent Program addresses the needs for pregnant women, particularly those who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or a pregnancy that questions their ability to be an effective parent. We educate the birth parent(s) and provide them with options. We are committed to assisting birth parent(s) who wish to voluntarily relinquish their parental rights and place their child with a loving and caring family certified to adopt through our agency.
At WVCCC, we believe in and promote aggressive prevention programs and resources to stop any harm to a child before it can occur. Through our Community Outreach Program, we provide educational opportunities to raise public awareness about child welfare issues and what everyone can do to prevent and end child abuse.
As a licensed child welfare and adoption agency, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) licenses and inspects our operations regularly.