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Grant Highlights 

Champaign County Mental Health Board

Many thanks to the Champaign County Mental Health Board for their continuous funding of Beyond Blue, Crisis Nursery’s perinatal depression program. 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 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 families.  Additionally, the funding helps the Nursery educate the community and health care providers regarding the impact of perinatal depression on babies and families, as well as the importance of identifying Moms who need help. 

The Christie Foundation

In FY14, 13% of Crisis Nursery admissions were due to medical-related crises. Thanks to a grant provided by The Christie Foundation, Crisis Nursery can continue to meet this need and be available for families who need emergency childcare due to unexpected medical issues. A portion of funds received will also be put towards staff training to ensure that families get the most appropriate service referrals. We are thankful to The Christie Foundation for its continued support! 

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois

Crisis Nursery is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois. Funds received paid for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which could help save a life in case a cardiac emergency happens at the Nursery! We thank the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois for their support.

Iroquois Federal Foundation

Crisis Nursery is thankful for the Iroquois Federal Foundation, who recently awarded us with a grant to cover the cost of 800 hours of crisis care! Since an average stay at Crisis Nursery is approximately 8 hours, these funds will help provide around 100 visits for families in need. We appreciate the support of the Foundation!

Special Thanks

Thank you to our local, state, and federal grantors, who gave a combined total of $458,938 in fiscal year 2014.


  • Champaign County Mental Health Board
  • Champaign West Rotary Club
  • The Christie Foundation
  • City of Urbana
  • Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
  • Orange Krush Foundation
  • Presence Covenant Medical Center Foundation: Women4Women
  • Rotary Club of Champaign
  • United Way of Champaign County
  • Walmart #1734-Champaign
  • Walmart #5403-Urbana
  • Yahoo! Employee Foundation



  • Department of Children and Family Services
  • Illinois Department on Aging


  • Department of Children and Family Services
  • Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Department of Human Services