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'We were new in town and had no family here. It was a blessing to have Crisis Nursery when we needed it.' - a single mother

Upcoming Events

Zach McNabney Memorial Golf-A-Thon
Friday, April 17
University of Illinois Orange & Blue Courses, Savoy

Help us remember former Nursery board president Zach McNabney by participating in our Memorial Golf-A-Thon. Zach was at his best on the golf course. His infectious smile and hearty laugh could always be seen and heard as he encouraged everyone he played with to be better golfers and better friends. So gather your foursome, raise pledges and hit the links to celebrate Zach in the best possible way – golfing for his favorite charity.

All funds will benefit Crisis Nursery where Zach was a true friend and loyal advocate. He had a huge compassion for the Nursery where he served on its board and continued as its advocate even when it was he who most needed help from others. In the last few months of his life Zach spearheaded an effort among his friends to donate to Crisis Nursery’s “A Day at the Nursery” campaign. As a result of his commitment and the love of his friends, Crisis Nursery was funded for operation in dedication to Zach on Dec. 24, 2014.

Zach’s laughter and strength will be remembered by all. At Crisis Nursery, we will never forget his leadership and determination even in his final days. Your gifts help us keep Zach’s spirit alive here at the Nursery, providing hope and support to families and children in crisis. To sign up for the Zach McNabney Memorial Golf-A-Thon, please contact Heather Wienke at or 337-2731. Click here to download registration form and pledge form.

Darkness to Light Trainings

Crisis Nursery is facilitating the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention training module, Stewards of Children, throughout the community in 2014-15. For more information on these sessions, click here.

Upcoming trainings will be held on the following dates. All will be hosted at Crisis Nursery (1309 W. Hill, Urbana): 
Tuesday, February 17, 9-11am
Wednesday, March 25, 6-8pm
Thursday, April 23, 9 - 11am

For other ways you can support Crisis Nursery, please visit 
Third Party Fundraisers. Please contact Heather Wienke at 217-337-2731 or for additional information on any of these events.