The three largest children’s crisis shelters in the metropolitan Phoenix area entered into a collaboration, the Portable Assessments for Kids (PAK) project, to improve service through the development and implementation of comprehensive, multidisciplinary, standardized, and portable assessments for children entering shelter care. Results of the assessments are available to each child’s custodian through a centralized shared database. A Lodestar grant provided needed enhancements to the database.
Grant Amount: $17,000
Year Granted: 2004
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee: Crisis Nursery
Location: AZ - Arizona
Grantee Website: Child Crisis Arizona (formerly Crisis Nursery)