In The Community
Champaign County Mental Health Board
Beyond Blue, a perinatal depression program, has been funded for a third year at Crisis Nursery through a grant from the Champaign County Mental Health Board. This initiative was established to integrate physical and mental health services for a vulnerable population. Beyond Blue provides services to mothers with children aged less than one year who are identified as “at risk” for perinatal depression.
Mothers who reside in rural Champaign County are eligible for these services. Home visiting services, parent-child interaction groups, linkage with health services, postpartum support groups, crisis care and respite care are some of the core prevention services being offered in assistance.
This grant makes it possible for Crisis Nursery to expand and tailor our support services as we reach out to these mothers and babies and their families. Additionally, the Nursery will educate the community and health care providers regarding the impact of perinatal depression on babies and families and the importance of identifying Moms who need help.
The Christie Foundation
The Christie Foundation is generously supporting Crisis Nursery through a grant that focuses on expanding our outreach in the local community and increasing community knowledge about the Safe Children and Strong Families Programs and the services that Crisis Nursery can offer to families. This funding supports additional staff hours to go out into the community and the cost of print materials to expand our reach.
The ultimate goal of the project is to reduce the prevalence of child abuse and neglect through increased community awareness about the resources available at Crisis Nursery and the overall issue itself. Educating the community on the need and on the services available will lead to increased utilization of Crisis Nursery services. As more families realize that “asking for help is a sign of strength,” fewer children will be put in harmful situations.
Thank you to our local, state and federal grantors, who have given a combined total of $317,041 in fiscal year 2012.
- Champaign County Mental Health Board
- United Way of Champaign County
- City of Urbana-Grants Management
- Rotary Club of Champaign
- Orange Krush Foundation
- Junior League of Champaign-Urbana
- Junior Woman's Club of Champaign-Urbana
State & Federal
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Children & Family Services
- Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
- Department of Aging