Welcome to the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s Blog!
On this blog we will share real stories from the Crisis Nursery—from staff, volunteers, families, and many others—that show how the Nursery prevents child abuse and neglect, helps build strong families and benefits the greater St. Louis area. Every. Single. Day.
We will also feature articles from the Masters Level Social Workers and Counselors on our staff. They will, for example, offer valuable advice on helping children through tough times, how to discuss sensitive issues with children, and ways to help children grow and thrive.
For those of you not familiar with the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery:
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect.
The Crisis Nursery provides a short-term, safe haven for almost 6,500 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families face an emergency caused by illness, homelessness, domestic violence, or overwhelming parental stress. Providing respite care to stressed parents in crisis can prevent child abuse.
Parents bring children to one of five Nursery sites for 24 to 72 hours free of charge and on a voluntary basis. While there the children receive a medical exam, nutritious meals, trauma-informed care, and take-home necessities. Parents receive crisis counseling, in-home visits, and parent education groups at one of ten outreach centers. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency.
In 32 years we have served over 114,000 children.
We look forward to sharing our stories with you!
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