The Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County provides 24-hour emergency shelter and childcare services to children from birth to 17 years of age.
Our mission is to provide child abuse prevention, intervention, and quality childcare services to abused, neglected, and high-risk children living in Stanislaus County, and the surrounding communities of San Joaquin and Merced county. Immediate program goals are to reach children at risk and intervene with healing childcare, educational opportunities, and crisis mitigation services before family circumstances escalate into violence.
Respite Childcare Shelter
Five children’s shelters, operating in Modesto, Ceres, Oakdale and Turlock, are open to abused, neglected and high risk children providing an opportunity for children to separate from their parents during family crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Respite Childcare services are also available free of charge to children of Essential Service Workers.
Case Managers work with troubled parents, offering guidance to help them overcome situational factors, socioeconomic barriers, and other influences impacting their family and inhibiting their ability to create safe environments for their children.
“Phone line” crisis counseling and information is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with a focus on immediate problem solving, and crisis resolution. Trained crisis counselors listen with empathy as they help callers to prioritize their most critical family needs.