Child Crisis Center of El Paso (El Paso, TX)


  • Name:Mr. Al Velarde
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Child Crisis Center of El Paso
  • Address:2100 N Stevens
    El Paso, TX 79930
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:915-562-7955
  • Main fax:915-562-2524

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  • Mission:
  • The past thirty-two years of protecting children, ages newborn through thirteen years, in crisis situations has made one thing perfectly clear: our job will never be done and there will always be more we can do. This mindset has led us to making great strides in our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing emergency shelter, family support services, family education and prevention services. Our Emergency Shelter services are essential in keeping children safe and secure while opening up a doorway to address the underlying issues that lead to child abuse and neglect. Critical case management (parenting classes, referrals to financial management classes and substance abuse programs, and a collaborative network of agencies and community resources) helps us to alleviate the immediate crisis situation while focusing on eliminating the cause of that situation.

  • Overview:
  • The safe and caring environment we provide to help children continue everyday life in the least disruptive way possible during a crisis situation is only part of a holistic approach to our program. We provide case management to families by addressing immediate needs and the underlying problems that have led to the crisis situation they are experiencing. Services are provided free-of-charge to families throughout the El Paso community, regardless of residency, income, age, ethnicity or culture. The range of services runs from immediate crisis intervention when a family is facing an emergency to longer-term education (such as parenting classes). Children stay in our shelter from 24 hours up to 90 days with State approval. Children are provided essential services to include medical care, clothing, meals, snacks, individual beds/cribs, personal hygiene items, toys, indoor/outdoor recreation time, transportation to/from school and medical appointments, and library time. Case management includes an assessment of the crisis situation; development of a service plan, if deemed necessary by the Case Manager; and follow-up services after the discharge of the child. Service plans may include enrollment in parenting, financial management, anger management, or substance abuse programs; referrals to community programs; and/or information on or distribution of community resources available. Families leave our center with a strengthened family relationship and an increased knowledge in community resources that help them face immediate and future problems as they arise.

    Prevention is a key component to ending the violent cycle of child abuse and neglect. Our STEP Parenting Program prevents child abuse and neglect by teaching caregivers valuable parenting skills and connecting them to critical community resources. This program helps parents connect, understand, and nurture their children. The Teen Talk: Teens Thinking Smart program reduces teen pregnancy and STI/HIV rates by providing medically accurate information about human development, sexual health, sexual behavior, and addresses relationships and personal skills development including personal values clarification, communication, and decision making. This program provides information for teens to make healthy choices that will result in lower rates of teen pregnancy and STD/HIV in the community.

  • History:
  • The Child Crisis Center of El Paso (CCCEP) began over 30 years ago with a heartbreaking story- a story that continues to be seen in children at our shelter today. On October 13th, 1973, a two-year-old boy was taken to William Beaumont Army Hospital. He was crying with pain, vomiting, was malnourished, unable to walk and doctors soon discovered that he had had a fractured skull only one month before. The child’s parents couldn’t explain any of the injuries. The boy recovered from a coma that he fell into, but had lost his sight and is blind to this day. That little boy was our founder’s grandson.

    Our founder’s tragic experience of child abuse in her family led her to be determined to prevent other children from suffering such unnecessary harm. That same determination is found within our staff and has led our agency to develop a comprehensive approach in preventing child abuse and neglect. As our emergency shelter grew from serving 8 children to serving 31 children, our agency’s capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect has grown from serving only children to serving families and the community as a whole.
    CCCEP accepts admissions and Child Protective Service (CPS) referrals from all across the state. As one of the few licensed child crisis centers serving unaccompanied children of this age group in Texas today, we primarily serve El Paso County and Ft. Bliss Military Reservation, but frequently accept admissions from all of Far West Texas, and southern New Mexico.

    Our Emergency Shelter with case management continues to be our primary program today. We have also developed programing in the past six years to help families who use our emergency shelter services, and to specifically address child abuse prevention in high risk populations. Our family and education programs serve low-income, Hispanic, and mostly single parents.

  • Year established:1980
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:48


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:74-2055761

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:742055761
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2100 N STEVENS ST
  • Organization City:EL PASO
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:79930-5152
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1979
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):327
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Prevention of cruelty to children
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P70Z
  • Asset Amount:$2,904,955
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,198,792
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,162,024
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:21:42 pm

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