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Incorporated in July 1980, the Children’s Crisis Center has served the community for over 30 years with State Licensed Group Home, Day Care and Infant Care Centers.  Through the provision of comprehensive shelter services the Children’s Crisis Center has served the critical needs of high risk children residing in Stanislaus County.  In response to community need the Crisis Center has expanded to include four shelter sites: Guardian House (Oakdale), Sawyer House (Modesto), Verda’s House (Turlock) and Marsha’s House (Ceres).  


The Children’s Crisis Center partners with all other local organizations serving children and families and is relied upon as a reputable resource for children at risk. The Crisis Center routinely collaborates with other professional agencies (such as, local law enforcement, social services, courts, and local schools) in coordinating services for families.  The Crisis Center also recruits professionals from the fields of law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, medicine, etc. to serve on our Board to administer program activities addressing the needs of local children at risk.


Comparative statistics clearly demonstrate our accomplishments from 1980 to 2006

Year Families
Total Shelter
1980 36 64 1,387
2006 3,504 6,211 223,583

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Almost 50% of our program activities are financed through charitable donations. You can also donate specific items for the children and organization.

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