Safe Children.
Strong Families.
Thriving Communities.

Our mission is to keep children safe and strengthen families by reducing the stressors associated with abuse and neglect.

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.

Child-Centered

James

Family-Focused

Bbay 3

Trauma-Informed

Baby 2

Our history

FY20 COLLECTIVE IMPACT

103,951 Hours of Care

$425,837 Worth of Basic Needs Distributed

Child-Centered
Family-Focused
Trauma Informed

OUR LOCATIONS

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