Crisis Nurseries

Through a partnership with six crisis nurseries, some of Illinois' most fragile families, many whom experience crisis due to violence, family dysfunction, medical emergencies or lost employment, have hope and opportunity. Five DHS funded nurseries in Des Plaines, Rockford, Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington and Urbana empower families by providing opportunity for stabilization; that first step forward, and support for the many steps that follow.

Care is provided in a licensed facility where state requirements for food preparation, staff-child ratio, health and safety and other licensing requirements are followed. The nurseries work with families who have children under six by providing 24 hour round-the-clock crisis care and children's groups, and by providing home visits, parenting classes, parent support groups, crisis counseling, and referrals to after care services.

Provider List

Agency Name Address Phone Number
Children's Home & Aid Society Children's Foundation (CN) 403 South State Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Children's Home & Aid Socity (Mother House Crisis Nursery) 910 South 2nd Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104
Crisis Nursery 1309 West Hill Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Crittenton Centers 442 West John Gwynn Jr. Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
Marinda T. O'Beirne Crisis Nursery 1011 North 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Maryville Academy 6650 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634

(773) 205-3600

(773) 205-3639 (fax)