About Us

HelpKids.org is designed to give you a one-stop source for information you may need to help a child or teen who is at risk or in a crisis situation. The site is written for parents and teens and aims to guide you to practical advice and put you in touch with resources where you can get help.

HelpKids.org is brought to you by EMQ FamiliesFirst, California’s largest behavioral health provider for children and their families in the western US. The private nonprofit, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 140 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change in the system. EMQ FamiliesFirst serves 18,000 children and their family members annually in more than 30 counties throughout California.

EMQ FamiliesFirst Services include:

  • Foster Care and Adoption Services
  • Intensive In-Home Services (First 5 and Wraparound)
  • Outpatient Mental Health Services
  • Prevention and Early Intervention (Addiction Prevention, Crisis Nursery)
  • Residential Treatment
  • School-Based Services (including Enhanced Classroom)
  • Transitional Housing

Visit our agency website EMQ FamiliesFirst for more information on donating or volunteering to support kids and teens in crisis, or find more information about how a child in your care may qualify for our services.


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