Mission & Vision

Our Mission

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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.

Our Vision

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.


Crisis Nursery is the only emergency-based child care facility in Champaign County that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the entire community to access with no fees or income eligibility. Besides safe shelter for children, ages birth through six, we also provide family support and parenting education to strengthen parenting skills and confidence. We believe that asking for help is a sign of strength. 

Our Core Values


We are genuinely concerned about the needs of others. We strive to think about a situation and feel it from their perspective.


Clear, intentional, and effective communication and feedback are crucial to improving our programs and services for the families we serve.


At Crisis Nursery, we always do our best to put ourselves in someone else's shoes and feel what they are feeling.


Integrity is the foundation on which people build relationships. It is vitally important to us to build trusting relationships with families and donors.


We act with empathy, honesty, and  transparency while respecting and valuing people of all backgrounds. We are stronger together.

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