Child Crisis Center
Our Mission: Strong Families, Safe Kids. The Child Crisis Center is committed to preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. We accomplish this by supporting and strengthening families through education and intervention, providing a safe environment for children to heal and grow, raising community awareness, recruiting, training and supporting foster and adoptive families, and taking the lead and setting the standard for other to follow.
Not a dull moment ever occurs at the Child Crisis Center where we are thankful for countless things each day. Behind the scenes of the smiling faces of kids we are working to keep safe, families we are helping to strengthen and children we are matching with loving parents, is Adobe CS3 and for it, we are very grateful.
As the economy began to take a turn for the worse, more families and children found themselves in need of the Child Crisis Center’s emergency shelter, adoption and foster care services and parenting classes and support groups.
Without an advertising budget, the Child Crisis Center (the Center) had to increase its ability to reach those needing help through difficult times, such as military families, children needing a loving home and new donors to help fund crucial support services; it turned to Adobe CS3 for assistance reaching its clients and inciting social change. Launched in December 2008, the Center’s new website (www.childcrisis.org) did more than just receive praises for its inviting design. It enabled a new service, increased the number of clients the Center has been able to reach and improved its fundraising efforts.
On the Child Crisis Center’s new website, focus was able to be given to a new collaboration between 25 agencies across Arizona, Operation Family Support. The programs created by this collaborative effort serve the unique needs of military families throughout the state. With the flexibility and visibility of the Center’s website, Operation Family Support was able to reach enough families in the Phoenix area to launch 3 of its programs this past winter. Over 100 parents and children affected by military service have been served since December 2008.
The Child Crisis Center has seen more than twice as much interest from potential adoptive or foster care parents that have found its programs through the new website. During the months of December 2007 through March 2008, the Center’s adoption and foster care program received 23 inquiries through its old website. Through its new website, during the months of December 2008 through March 2009, the Center’s adoption and foster care program received 52 inquiries!
Donors surfing the net have more easily identified the Child Crisis Center as an organization to which to lend financial support due to its new website. Despite the dismal economic outlook, the Child Crisis Center’s expectations to receive less monetary support during the 2008/2009 holiday season were incorrect and it has Adobe CS3 to thank! During the 2007/2008 holiday season (Dec 2007 – March 2008), $23,535 was donated to the Child Crisis Center through its old website. During the 2008/2009 holiday season (Dec 2008 – March 2009), $28,380 was donated to the Child Crisis Center through its new website.
Visitors find that the Child Crisis Center’s new website is very clearly informative about the Child Crisis Center’s existence, the services it provides to children and families in the Greater Phoenix Area and how community members can help further its mission to break the cycle of child abuse.
Submitted by ccc on April 15, 2009 - 2:44pm