Child Crisis Arizona runs a specialized children’s counseling center. Counselors work with children who experienced a variety of challenges, including but not limited to trauma, sexual abuse and attachment.

Therapy helps a child develop new skills and coping strategies to help them be successful in their day-to-day activities. Therapy also gives families support in providing children with a safe, loving and structured environment.

In addition to Counseling, we host monthly support groups and parenting classes for Relatives As Parents (RAP). Classes help and support relative caretakers with parenting duties, social and developmental issues in children and managing the daily responsibilities of relative care. Monthly legal guardianship clinics are available to help relative caretakers gain legal guardianship of related children.

Child Crisis Arizona provides and refers various resources to families in need. We also provide information to obtain financial assistance from the state in order to relieve some of the stress of caring for kids.

The Counseling program hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Counseling services are available through referral only. For information about the referral process, call 480-834-9424.


For a full list of class offerings, click here.

Relative/Kinship Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Helen’s Hope Chest (126 E University, Mesa, AZ 85201). No registration required, for questions please contact Elsa Villalobos at 480.834.9424 or Drop-ins welcome.

Guardianship Clinics (Title 14 Guardianship Form Assistance)

Free clinics for Kinship Caregivers raising minor children. All clinics are held at 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201 from 2-4 p.m. Clinics are available in English and Spanish. Register here.