Asking for help is a sign of strength.

Safe Children. Strong Families.

Island of Safety.


Our Mission

Crisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis.

Crisis Nursery is the only emergency-based child care facility in Champaign County that is open 24 hours, 365 days a year for the entire community to access with no fees or income eligibility. 

Community. Collaboration. Commitment.







Our Programs

Safe Children. Strong Families.

Crisis Nursery provides emergency crisis care to children age birth to six, and support to strengthen families within Champaign county.
Our vision is to be a beacon of light for children and families who are at risk of abuse or neglect in our community. We ensure that the necessary support and services are available to every child and family in need. We are an "Island of Safety," a safe environment that is free from abuse and neglect.

Our Events

Nearly 20% of our annual budget comes from our events. Every year, Crisis Nursery hosts three major fundraising events - the Annual Dinner & Auction, Zach McNabney Memorial Golf Outing, and Children's Holiday Shop - a wine tasting with Art Mart, and other awareness events, such as Child Abuse Prevention Month in April and #GivingTuesday in December.


Volunteer. Advocate. Donate.

Crisis Nursery is forever grateful to the community, corporate partners, in-kind supporters, and legacy donors who help to keep our doors open.
Because of you, we are able to say YES to more children and families when they need us most.

Connect with Us!

Crisis Nursery
1309 West Hill Street
Urbana IL 61801

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24 hour Crisis Line: 217.337.2730
Administration: 217.337.2731
Fax: 217.337.2732

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