Lifting our Mothers and Children

We are a non-profit organization, with a mission to open a residential center that provides a safe, nurturing environment where women and their dependent children can learn to live substance-free lives and includes participation in quality medical and substance abuse treatment, education, job-training and family-life skills.

About Us

Our Beliefs

We believe in our VISION! Our vision is to have a safe, effective treatment center, where mothers can receive in-patient treatment to recover from drug use, learn how to build her own safe support system in her community, learn how to be a better parent with supportive staff and provide a safe place for her and her children to live during her treatment.


MARY JENSEN / Board President/E:Jensenmcc@twcny.rr.com









How You Can Help

Send Donation

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations to our mailing address.

Become a Volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network committed enough to impact positive change in the lives of mothers and children.

WORDS of Encouragement


(adj.) unfamiliar, rare, strange, and yet marvelous.


(n.) a pure and well-balanced mind, a good spirit.


Recent Events

  • CURRENTLY: MCC is planning for 2020 Christmas Event! We are working hard to provide food, cold weather gear for the children, COVID-19 supplies and PRESENTS!
  • On August 22, 2020, MCC held our 5th annual Back to School Event! With help from all our supporters, we supplied school supplies, brand new outfits, shoes, hygiene supplies AND FOOD for every child and family we serve!

Thank you to our supporters!

Mothers and Children in Crisis, Inc.

“Mothers we serve know how to live in isolation, we need to teach them how to live in community”

Why is this work important?

Mothers and children in Crisis

Women who are enslaved by substance abuse and/or sex trafficking are particularly vulnerable members of our society. They are often frightened and feel hopeless. Many have young children. Who will take care of these children? What will become of these children?

According to NYS Health Department statistics, Onondaga County has the highest rate in the state of hospital discharges of newborns with drug-related issues.


Post Standard article: As more pregnant women take painkillers, Syracuse doc sees surge in newborn addicts

Mothers and children in Crisis, Inc.  has the simple goal for mothers to take care of their children.  This requires a safe place to live while receiving intensive substance abuse treatment and a safe environment for infants and toddlers, to grow and learn in a warm home.

Currently, there are no in-patient substance abuse treatment facilities in Onondaga County where women can live with their children while receiving intensive in-patient substance abuse treatment. Several other counties in the state have such facilities and are successful.  This population is falling through the cracks in Onondaga County. Who will take care of these children? What will become of these children?

Volunteer social workers meet these women in drug court and find that all need a way out, most want a way out, and many have a child or children, some are pregnant and all have a chemical addiction and often nothing more.  They are completely vulnerable, helpless to help themselves or the children.  So who will take care of the children?

Macy’s Shop for a Cause

Mothers and children in Crisis isĀ selling savings passes for Macy’s! Savings passes areĀ $5 each, 100% of the proceeds for our mission! Savings passes are valid at all Macy’s stores during the Shop For A Cause three day event, August 26th – August 28th, 2016. The Shop For A Cause offer is a weekend shopping passContinue reading “Macy’s Shop for a Cause”


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