Our Programs

"Island of Safety"

Crisis Nursery is dedicated to providing an "Island of Safety" to families and children. We do this in a variety of ways.
Safe Children: Provides temporary childcare for children age 0-6 and basic necessities to families in need.
Strong Families: Provides support through Beyond Blue and Paving Pathways programs, as well as parent-child interaction groups, home visiting, and other resources



Our Safe Children program is the childcare part of our organization, taking care of children for up to 72 hours at a time when their families are experiencing crisis. We are able to take children birth through six years of age and can serve up to 18 children at one time. Through this program we also provide basic necessities such as diapers, formula, and food to families in need.



Our Strong Families program provides support, resources, and services for families dealing with challenges such as parental stress, perinatal depression, homelessness, teen parenting, and more. We do this through support groups, parent-child interaction groups, and home visiting with our Family Specialists. Read more about Beyond Blue and Paving Pathways below!

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Our Beyond Blue program provides services, such as respite hours and support groups, to mothers in Champaign County who are identified as "at risk" for perinatal depression and whose children are less than one year of age. 

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Paving Pathways

Our Paving Pathways program strengthens families by supporting interactions between parents and children, contributing to early childhood development and preparing children for success during life's most critical period.

24-Hour Crisis Line