When Patrick and Susan Ryan first decided to adopt children in 1997, they had no idea it would lead to them adopting their grandson in 2017.
Many children who have suffered from abuse or neglect are behind in their emotional development. With guidance, you can help them learn, express and manage their emotions.
Preventing child abuse is a responsibility we all share. Individual awareness and action can lead to strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families and promote child and family well-being.
Elsa Villalobos stands among a circle of staff from Child Crisis Arizona, a ball of red yarn in her hands. As a Family Resources Care Coordinator, she is leading the team through an exercise in identifying the range of resources available to address the variety of needs that a family in crisis might be experiencing.
For many Native American tribes, the above sentiment reflects the paramount
importance they place on caring for children in their communities. Continuing long-held Native traditions is central to preserving their cultural identities.
When Tara Montgomery and her three daughters adopted Michael in December, they had no idea how his exuberant expression and celebration would capture the hearts of a nation.
This year was a year of integration, expansion and new stories of promise. Thanks to the generous support of you, our donors, volunteers, board of directors and professional staff, we have continued to serve children and families to ensure our vision of safe kids and strong families is accomplished.
“We are working with children who have been traumatized, who may not be old enough to talk or even know their name,” Torrie explains
This season we are so thankful for our community that embraces our vision of Safe Kids, Strong Families. Through volunteering, donations and advocating on our behalf, our community makes it possible to help so many more children and families in need.