What Is A Crisis Nursery?

Crisis Nurseries were formed from the Crisis Nursery Congressional Act of 1986 to provide holistic prevention and intervention services to families with young children, who were in crisis, and at high risk of abuse and neglect. The goals of the crisis nursery program are to reduce parental stress, improve parenting skills, and reduce the risk of child maltreatment.

In 1996, all Nurseries operating in Illinois joined forces to collaboratively work to prevent child abuse and neglect in the state. As of 2021, there are seven locations in Illinois providing respite and short-term care for children birth to six, as well as services and programs to engage families.

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FREE

All services and programs are available to access with no income eligibility or fees. 

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24-HOUR

Open 365 days a year,
7 days a week.

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CARE

Short-term emergency care, respite care, and basic needs for children - birth to six. 

2,497
Children Admitted to
Crisis Nursery

103,951
Hours of Care
for Children

$425,837
Basic Needs Distributed
to Families

Contact Us

Children's Home + Aid
Crisis Nursery

403 S State St.
Bloomington, IL 61792
309-834-5260

Children's Home + Aid
Mother House Crisis Nursery
424 7th St.
Rockford, IL 61104
815-962-4858

Crisis Nursery of
Effingham County
924 N Merchant St.
Effingham, IL 62401
217-342-3000

Crittenton Centers'
Crisis Nursery
442 W John Gwynn Jr. Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
309-674-0105

Maryville Crisis Nursery
4015 N Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634
773-205-3600

Crisis Nursery - Urbana
1309 W Hill St.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-337-2730

Mini O'Bierne Crisis Nursery
1011 N 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
217-525-6800