The History of Casa de los Niños
Our mission is to promote child well-being and family stability in our community.
Addressing the Needs of Children and Families
Our deep-rooted community connection acts as a guiding force for Casa de los Niños’ vision to increase the number of children and families living safe and healthy lives. We deliver a continuum of services –evidence-based and best practice models meld together prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies to effectively address the needs of at-risk children and their families.
Casa de los Niños supports families so every child can be raised in a healthy home. Last fiscal year, our programs served over 8,000 kids and over 200 families, which is a testament to the great need. The effort and dedication of over 250 employees creates an enormous positive impact for the families that we serve.
Casa de los Niños was Founded in 1973
Sister Kathleen Clark opened the first crisis shelter in the nation specifically designed for infants in a house donated by local philanthropist
Our History in Tucson
Casa de los Niños was founded in 1973 with an early vision to protect children from child abuse and neglect. Since then, Casa de los Niños has led the way in developing innovative programs of prevention and early intervention and a broad array of support services for children and families at risk of abuse, neglect, and crisis. Through our behavioral and mental health treatment services, immediate crisis mediation, and child abuse prevention programs, children and families in our community are able to achieve stability and continue to thrive for years to come.
It is our commitment to provide the highest quality resources to vulnerable child populations that drives our extensive program development. The dedication of over 250 employees helps over 10,000 children and families engage with the organization each year; last fiscal year composed of nearly 20,000 hours of mental health treatment and in-home family support services and 273 free parenting classes taught throughout Pima County.
As we continue into the next year, Casa de los Niños seeks to further expand our outreach, continue to improve services for at-risk families, to enhance the quality of our existing programs, and to reinforce our deep-rooted connection with our community.