Emergency Placement Center
In 2014, Maryvale opened the St. Vincent de Paul Emergency Placement Center for children 12 and younger who have recently been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment — children in the midst of crisis. The program provides short-term care in a specialized setting. Children receive immediate medical attention and educational and social-emotional assessments to assist Child Protective Services and the dependency court in making the best decisions possible as they plan for the child’s future care. These evaluations help ensure children are partnered with nurturing foster parents who understand the unique needs of each child and are trained to provide optimum care.