The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Supports the Child Crisis Center’s Mission of Strong Families & Safe Kids.

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MESA, AZ (February 1, 2013) – Child Crisis Center is pleased to announce a $200,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The Foundation has chosen to support and strengthen the families of Arizona through the mission of The Child Crisis Center, a private, non-profit agency, committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The purpose of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation grant is to provide endowed support to fund the Child Crisis Center in the areas of infrastructure and program support. The funds will be utilized to purchase much needed equipment for the Emergency Shelter which houses 42 children ages 0-11. Additionally, the grant will fund two classes and two workshops at the Family Resource Center as well as a full-time employee to facilitate the newly funded programs.

The Center’s CEO, Christine Scarpati stated, “it is not often we are asked, what do you really need today to help you operate more effectively? There have been so many instances where we have wished for an opportunity to have funding for things that are infrastructure related so that we can utilize our operating budget on services for the community and not have to cut them in order to pay for large expenses due to declining and malfunctioning infrastructure items. Organizationally, this is a game changer in that The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has chosen to support and bring back unique family support programs that had all lost funding over the past several years. Bob and Renee really understood our needs as well as the needs the non-profit community faces and are willing to support so many worthy causes.”

“Our motto at the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation is We Deal in Hope,” said Renee Parsons, who together with her husband Bob founded the Foundation in 2012. “The Child Crisis Center has provided hope for thousands of children and we want to ensure that their mission will continue to endure and thrive. We feel that this grant will allow the Center to focus on what they do best, helping less fortunate children realize their hopes and dreams.”

About Child Crisis Center:
The Child Crisis Center is more than just a local charity to the people of the greater Phoenix area and Mesa, Arizona. It has been safety, encouragement, and home to over 13,000 children since it opened its doors in 1981. It has been sanity or a second chance to families in need and a resource to the entire community. The Child Crisis Center began as a 7-bed emergency shelter for abused or neglected children and has grown into an organization that brightens thousands of futures a year.
The Child Crisis Center (the Center) operates a 42-bed emergency shelter for abused or neglected children ages 0 – 11 years old. During their stay at the shelter, children attend school, receive tutoring, participate in field trips and activities and see Master’s level counselors that specialize in 0 – 11 year-oldvictims of trauma. In order to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, the Center created the Family Resource Center (the FRC) 15 years ago.