Casa de los Niños needs your help to reach our long-term goal of providing high-quality, integrated care to the families of Southern Arizona. We are building a new Family Center on our campus at 4th Ave. and Speedway to meet the growing needs of our community.
Invest in the health of our community – now and for generations to come by contacting Lisa Webster, our Director of Development and Community Relations, at 520-624-5600 or email@example.com.
– Susie Huhn, M.A.
Chief Executive Officer
– William Estes III,
Capital Campaign Chair
A comprehensive family center has been Casa de los Niños’ long-held goal. Over the past 20 years we have deliberately acquired all of the adjacent land on the block.
We can help families stay together!
We are witnessing a tremendous growth in the number of children removed from their homes and reports of abuse/neglect are overwhelming the state’s resources.
Arizona’s child and family welfare care system is staggering under an unprecedented case load of more than 5,000 children. Disjointed services have a less effective long-term impact. A full range of resources is required to meet the challenge. Families are best served with integrated prevention, intervention and treatment programs.
Casa de los Niños is ready to respond with a solution. The Family Center will bring together programs and resources from across Tucson to support our mission of preventing child abuse and neglect. Families are best served with this integrated approach.
Those abused or neglected during childhood are at increased risk of life-long medical, emotional, and social problems; they are more likely to experience physical or mental illness, substance abuse and incarceration.
Abused children are
Those who have been abused are at greater risk of abusing their own children; abuse is a tragic inter-generational legacy. Casa de los Niños is changing lives by empowering families to become more stable and better able to cope with the stresses of daily life. Our community benefits from having healthier, happier, more productive residents; our goal is a healthier community with fewer demands on medical services, social services, and the judicial system.
Prevention pays big dividends by eliminating costly, difficult-to-treat problems before they arise. Early intervention and treatment help reduce the impact of long-term problems and keep an abused child from becoming an abusive parent. Casa de los Niños must continue to improve the quality and capacity of its services to meet the community’s needs. The new Family Center will build the foundation to focus on vital prevention resources that cost $5,000 – $6,000 per year to provide, versus the more than $30,000 annual cost of a child removed from their home.