Child Crisis Center (Mesa, AZ)


  • Name:Joan Drydyk
  • Title:Grants Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Child Crisis Center
  • Address:P. O. Box 4114
    Mesa, AZ 85211
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(480) 834-9424
  • Main fax:(480) 834-9340

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:817 N. Country Club Drive
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    United States

User Phone

  • Direct phone:(480) 834-9424
  • Mobile phone:(602) 316-2638

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The Child Crisis Center is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect. We accomplish this by supporting and strengthening families through education and intervention, providing a safe environment for children to heal and grow, and raising community awareness.

  • History:
  • The Child Crisis Center (CCC) was established in 1981 as a grassroots, community-based organization by a small group of volunteers who saw the need for a child abuse prevention program in the East Valley of Maricopa County, Arizona. CCC's focus on improving the mental and physical health of children and their families has not changed through the years, although CCC has grown tremendously. CCC is known throughout the State of Arizona as an agency that advocates for children and families. CCC and its staff have received much recognition and numerous awards for their outstanding efforts. For more than 29 years, CCC has partnered with the Arizona Department of Economic Security to care for the children in our community. Since its inception, CCC has sheltered nearly 12,400 children and served more than 19,700 individuals at its Family Resource Center. CCC boasts a long list of staff who have worked here for many years. Most services are provided free of charge. Funding comes from government grants and contracts, fundraisers, and from individual and corporate donations. CCC’s services currently include:

    The Emergency Shelter Program, a 42-bed Emergency Shelter where children from birth to age 11 who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected, or whose well-being is in jeopardy, are offered 24-hour care in a safe, home-like environment. The Emergency Shelter consists of 3 units (ages 0-3, 4-7, and 8-11). Most children receive physical examinations, speech and hearing screenings, and needed immunizations. Those children who stay longer than a few days attend local public schools, as appropriate, receive daily tutoring and educational enrichment, and are active in many recreational programs. Our Children’s Counseling Program plays a very important role in the lives of the children we serve. The children receive age-appropriate individual counseling and group support provided by Master’s-level certified counselors and a Behavior Coach.

    The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a collaborative effort of ten local agencies, of which CCC is the lead. The FRC’s mission is to improve the quality of family relationships, minimize family stressors, and link families to their community. Services promote the learning and development of skills through non-judgmental support and resource linking, all in an attempt to strengthen families and prevent child abuse. Services include Parenting Skills Training, Ongoing Groups, Children’s Groups, Adult Relationships, anger Management for the Family, Workshops, Information and Referral, Relatives as Parents (RAPP), HOPE: Healthy Options for Parents through Education, Operation Family Support – Strengthening Military Families, a Resource Library, and Public Awareness Campaigns. All services are free.

    My ChildsReady provides in home family support services for families who are pregnant or have children ages birth to five who reside in Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek. Programs include Parents As Teachers (PAT), Healthy Families and Choices for Families, all evidence- based program models.
    The Child and Family Counseling Program provides therapeutic services to children birth through age 17 and their families with an emphasis on child and family strengths. Services include Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Training, and Case Management. Specialized Counseling Services in the areas of child abuse and neglect, attachment and bonding, birth to age five, and foster care and adoption are also available.
    Arizona Adoption and Foster Care (AAFC) - recruits, trains, licenses/certifies and monitors foster and adoptive homes (resource homes) for children. AAFC provides resource parents with training, child-family matching services and post-placement services and supports

    The Volunteer Program offers opportunities for caring individuals to provide assistance to children and families in need. Volunteers work in Shelter Care, Family Support Services, AAFC, and Fundraising.

  • Year established:
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:24
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:125


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:86-0407090