Children who are at risk or have experienced abuse or neglect receive secure shelter, medical care, and critical assistance. Children in our shelter experience much needed stability before they safely return home, enter a foster home or are reunified with family.
Casa de los Niños is licensed to accommodate 48 children. Our focus is the care of children younger than 12. Our specialty is the stabilization of youngsters with medical problems.
In fiscal year 2014, the Crisis Shelter served 434 children and 267 families.
In addition to providing a safe, loving environment for all our young guests, Casa de los Niños offers around-the-clock medical care.
Most children are placed in the shelter by government agencies and local hospitals. In some cases, they were taken from their previous home for their own protection. Casa de los Niños cares for these youngsters while DCS case managers decide if the child should go back to the parents, to relatives or to a foster home.
In other instances, youngsters are at Casa de los Niños because they are medically vulnerable and their parents lack the resources to provide adequate care. Often-times our staff will help teach parents how to deal with the healthcare challenges faced by the child.
Casa de los Niños also offers a voluntary placement program for families who need time to address their own challenges. The caregiver may need to be hospitalized for a procedure, for example. We will give the child a safe and caring home until the parent is able to resume a normal life.
Casa de los Niños recruits and trains individuals and families who wish to provide excellent temporary care for abused and/or neglected children. We help families through the licensing process.
In fiscal year 2014, this program placed 346 children in foster care and Casa de los Niños had 151 foster families.
Once these parents are licensed and have children placed in their homes, the Casa de los Niños Foster Care Program provides them with ongoing education and support they need to be successful with their fostering experience.
If you would like to learn more about the rewards of becoming a foster parent, click here or call us at (520) 326-8250, Ext. 101. We look forward to talking with you.
- More information about becoming a Foster Parent, click here
- Information for current Foster Parents, click here
- Why choose Casa de los Niños?
During supervised visits required by the Department of Child Safety for family reunification, parents are helped to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to safely reunify their families.
In-Home Services provides intensive counseling and parent education to at-risk parents to maintain family stability. This program began providing services in fiscal year 2013.
This program offers a variety of services for parents and/or caregivers involved with the Department of Child Safety to give parents the tools they need to meet goals and reunify families.