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Our Mission

It is the mission of the Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County to provide child abuse prevention, intervention and shelter services to abused, neglected and high-risk children in Stanislaus County.

The Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County (CCC) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of high-risk children impacted by family crisis.  Our immediate goal is to reach children at-risk and intervene with protective childcare and shelter before they are harmed.

Incorporated in July 1980, the Children’s Crisis Center has served the community for over 30 years with State Licensed Group Home, Day Care and Infant Care Centers.  In response to community need the Crisis Center has expanded to include five shelter sites: Guardian House (Oakdale), Sawyer House (Modesto), Verda’s House (Turlock), Marsha’s House (Ceres) and Audrey’s House (Modesto).

Learn more about our history

Our Approach

Today, Children’s Crisis Center provides help and safety to over 7,200 children each year.  We help hurting and abused children, strengthen families and provide safety in times of crisis.

The Children’s Crisis Center continues to be the only program in Stanislaus County offering a broad approach to child abuse prevention.  This approach includes the provision of shelter, protective childcare (respite care), crisis counseling, therapeutic intervention, case management, and parental guidance in order to protect high risk children from family abuse.  Program methods are solution focused, intended to emphasize family strengths, and driven to influence future positive outcomes for children with meaningful change for families.

The Children’s Crisis Center partners with all other local organizations serving children and families and is relied upon as a reputable resource for children at risk. The Crisis Center routinely collaborates with other professional agencies (such as, local law enforcement, social services, courts, and local schools) in coordinating services for families.  The Crisis Center also recruits professionals from the fields of law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, medicine, etc. to serve on our Board to administer program activities addressing the needs of local children at risk.

The Center offers all services to families free of charge.

Help a Child Today

Almost 50% of our program activities are financed through charitable donations.

Click here for a list of items you can donate

Donate Now

To talk with a Crisis Counselor or inquire about Children’s Crisis Center services for an at-risk child, contact us at (209) 577-4413, 24 hours a day.


Keeping Children Safe

Our immediate goal is to reach children at-risk and protect them with 24-hour emergency shelter and childcare services before they are harmed.

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