Crisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis.
Crisis Nursery is the only emergency-based child care facility open 24 hours, 365 days a year for the entire community to access with no fees, income eligibility or waiting list. Besides safe shelter for children, ages birth through six, we also provide family support and parenting education to strengthen parent skills and confidence. We believe that asking for help is a sign of strength. In fiscal year 2011, our Safe Children program provided 27,813 hours of crisis care and served 692 children, while our Strong Families program conducted 920 home visits.
How to donate to Crisis Nursery
There are many opportunities and different ways you can support Crisis Nursery in its work to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each gift helps children and families of Champaign County and creates a gratifying experience. Many of these options offer financial benefits or tax advantages.