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.
The Children’s Crisis Center was established in 1980 to offer child abuse prevention and intervention services to children and families in Stanislaus County. Program services incorporate protective childcare, emergency shelter and crisis management to defend children living in high risk family circumstances. Over the last three decades, the Crisis Center has grown considerably both in scope of program service and capacity.
This community project which began as a single children’s shelter in Modesto, has expanded to meet community need into a countywide operation that includes multiple children’s shelters located in the cities of Modesto, Oakdale, Ceres and Turlock. Program success in extending both the capacity and accessibility of shelter for children at risk throughout Stanislaus County has allowed greater numbers of children to benefit from the program each year.
Program activities address the needs of children living in families impacted by chronic substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, extreme poverty, generational abuse and homelessness. Since opening the Crisis Center has held State licensures to provide supervised care and shelter to children, between the ages of newborn to 17 years. Operating under the regulatory controls of Infant Care, Day Care and School Age Care State licensures has allowed the program to benefit children of all ages.
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.