Casa de los Ninos (Tucson, AZ)


  • Name:Ms. Karen Kramer
  • Title:Grants/Contracts Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Casa de los Ninos
  • Address:1101 N. 4th Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:520-624-5600 x508
  • Main fax:520-623-2443

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  • Mission:
  • Casa de los Niños’ mission is to promote child well-being and family stability in our community. In 1973, Sister Mary Kathleen Clark mobilized the community to create one of the first crisis nurseries in the U.S. This deep-rooted community connection still acts as a guiding force for Casa de los Niños’ vision to increase the number of children and families living safe and healthy lives by delivering a continuum of services—right level of service at the right time in the right dose. Evidenced-based and best practice models meld together prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies to effectively address the needs of at-risk children and their families within our community. Casa de los Niños’ vision is bolstered by the underlying philosophy that we exist to partner with families so every child can be raised in a healthy home. Last fiscal year, our programs served 4,808 children and 3,224 families throughout Pima County which in itself is a testament to the great need.

  • Overview:
  • Casa de los Niños provides nationally accredited best practices in the child welfare field by administering a broad range of home-, center-, and community-based services. The breadth of programs/services offered allows Casa de los Niños to provide a seamless continuum of services designed to remediate the effects of child abuse/neglect and maximize family strengths and protective factors while achieving long-term family stability. The agency possesses an extensive history serving victims of child abuse, domestic violence, children with developmental delays, special health care needs, and early childhood mental health concerns. Current programs include: Child Abuse Prevention; Great Beginnings Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic; Foster Care; Behavioral Health Services; In Home Services; Nurse-Family Partnership; Parents as Teachers; Family Visitation; Parent Aide; and the Crisis Shelter Program.

    The Casa de los Niños Crisis Shelter Program continues to be the agency’s primary conduit in effectively meeting the needs of the most emotionally and vulnerable children in Southern Arizona by providing a safe, nurturing environment accompanied by services to address the trauma many children coming to the Shelter are experiencing. The Program focuses on resiliency and emotional healing in response to the development, educational, and physical problems faced by child victims of maltreatment. The Shelter comprises 24/7 care and support which provides comprehensive shelter care for child victims of abuse/neglect, children at high risk for abuse or neglect, and families seeking voluntary respite. In addition to providing children a safe and stable environment, children also receive 24-hour nursing care; crisis counseling; educational assistance; case management services; transportation; and therapeutic interventions. Casa de los Niños is the only crisis shelter in its surrounding area that accepts infants/toddlers aged birth to 3 years and offers medically vulnerable and emergency respite care. The Medically Vulnerable component is available to any unequipped caretaker whose child is experiencing complex and/or chronic medical issues. This component allows children to be cared for outside of a hospital in a much more home-like environment and permits the family to take a more active role in the child's care and healing. The Voluntary Respite Care component offers emergency respite care in tandem with longer-term education and support service.

    Child victims of abuse and neglect suffer a range of often interrelated long-term developmental, emotional, behavioral, and health consequences that can last lifetimes and even generations. Research substantiates that the world of young children is shaped greatly by the relationships experienced by the child with their parents/caregivers. These relationships can influence a wide scope of competencies ranging from love of learning and positive social skills to understanding and sustaining constructive human relationships. Comprehensive support services are offered to involved, non-offending parents and caregivers to promote family stability and sufficiency in order to minimize unsafe situations within the home. Through the utilization of the agency’s existing programs in conjunction with strong community partnerships, Casa de los Niños is able to provide more comprehensive and timely services for families, receive and share expertise and professional development opportunities, increase efficient use of scarce resources, provide effective continuity and smooth transitions between providers, and maintain a strong, unified voice to advocate on behalf of children and families in Arizona.

    Today, the need at the Crisis Shelter is at a critical level. Last fiscal year (7/1/2011-6/30/2012), the Casa de los Niños Crisis Shelter provided 11,661 shelter bed nights of care and related support services to 405 unduplicated children and their families. These numbers reflect an increase of 433 bed nights and 54 more unduplicated children served in comparison to the prior fiscal year. For the first two quarters of the current fiscal year, 6,938 shelter bed nights and related support services have been provided to 259 unduplicated children. The average length of stay last fiscal year was 35 days which relates to the complexity of the challenges faced by the children. Casa de los Niños is hereby respectfully requesting $10,000 in program support of our Crisis Shelter Program.

  • Year established:1973
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:30
  • Advisory board size:9
  • Staff size:291


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:86-0314595

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:860314595
  • Organization Name:CASA DE LOS NINOS INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1101 N 4TH AVE
  • Organization City:TUCSON
  • Organization State:AZ
  • Organization Zip:85705-7467
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1988
  • 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):927
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Fundraising
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:O50
  • Asset Amount:$13,967,209
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$21,826,323
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$20,836,159
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:18:59 am

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