TO OUR "ISLAND OF SAFETY"
We hope you, and your loved ones, are staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. Crisis Nursery’s leadership team continues to monitor recommendations from the CDC and local health officials to determine the best course of action for the Nursery. Our number one priority is the safety and health of our families, staff, volunteers, and supporters. While the situation is ever-changing, we do want to update you on the steps we’ve taken and the impact we anticipate, both short and long term.
TO THE FAMILIES WE SERVE
Crisis Nursery staff can still be reached... 24-hours a day at 217.337.2730
At this time, we are limiting in-person services to the highest level of crises due to the need for social distancing and health concerns. Our priority is to maintain support to families whose children are at-risk of immediate harm as a result of domestic violence, homelessness, or extreme parental stress. Family Specialists are working remotely and will stay connected to as many families as possible through phone calls, virtual home visits, and virtual groups.
We are dedicated to providing services to those that need us most. Our staff is working diligently to provide innovative solutions for children and families that need support during this challenging time. We will continue to provide community resources, follow up calls, and crisis support to the best of our ability.
TO OUR SUPPORTERS
We are accepting donations by appointment only. Please call our administrative line at 217.337.2731 with questions. As we continue to work through this together, we will update you on our biggest needs.
Many of our scheduled fundraisers are being postponed, cancelled, or revamped to fit the recommendations of health and government officials. These events help make up nearly 20% of our annual budget.
- The Art Mart Wine Tasting benefiting Crisis Nursery on April 9 has been postponed.
- The Nursery is a charity running partner with the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. This has also been postponed.
- Several third-party fundraisers hosted by local businesses will no longer take place.
Our biggest fundraising event, the 27th Annual Dinner & Auction, is scheduled for Friday, June 5. While this is still on as scheduled, our team is being proactive and we realize this might be impacted as well.
Through collaboration, a little creativity, and your continued support – we will get through this.
Today, and every day, we are committed to YOU. We know how deeply you care for the children and families in our community. It’s during these challenging times that we are reminded of the power of your generosity. We promise to always be good stewards and continue to invest your support into this community for the greater good of all.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO SUPPORT THE MISSION OF CRISIS NURSERY!
Our team looks forward to continuing to raise awareness and support of our mission during these uncertain times. Unless there are recommendations from federal, state and local officials to do otherwise, this plan will remain in effect until March 31st.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.