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.
Due to an increase need for more emergency shelter placements, the Kids Campus was built in 2002. 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 and Adoption Programs. The goal remains the same: to find children safe, stable, healthy placements where a child can thrive.
Our 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.
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 which includes staff, volunteers, board members, foster families, adoptive families, as well as community, corporate, foundation and government partners that look out for the children who need it most.
Thank you all for your continued support!