Crisis Nursery Saint Louis
Saving babies' lives..
keeping kids safe..
building strong families

24-Hour Helpline - 314-768-3201

For Administrative Assistance - (314) 292-5770

  • “We need to help prevent child abuse and neglect in any way we can, including equipping families with the resources
    St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
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For Calendar Year 2015

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Outcomes:

  • 99% of children provided care at the Crisis Nursery were not abused;
  • 99% of children whose families participate in Crisis Nursery services remain in their natural family home;
  • 90% of parents that participate in Crisis Nursery services have reduced stress
  • 98% of children did NOT receive a substantiated child abuse hotline
  • Community Outreach:
    • Provided crisis counseling, referrals, education and supplies to 5,709 families through canvassing in high-risk communities
    • Homeless Outreach in shelters, on streets and in the community
    • Latino Outreach to Spanish speaking Immigrants and displaced families
    • Child Abuse Prevention Presentations to schools, agencies, hospitals
    • Teen Parenting Education Groups in school
  • 24-Hour Helpline:
    • 6,003 families calling for help received:
      • Crisis Intervention Counseling
      • Case Management
      • 121,808 Community Resource Referrals
    • 38% of families did not need to admit their child(ren) after receiving counseling and referrals from Crisis Nursery staff.
  • Crisis Care:
    • 7,501 young children received 24 hour/7days a week crisis care:
      • Nurtured Heart Approach in a therapuetic environment
      • More than 270,000 hours of emergency care provided
      • 1,258 children received Art Therapy
      • 2,032 Food Bags given to families who didn't have food in the home
      • 35,000 hours of volunteer time spent with the children
      • Children and families given food, clothing, diapers, formula and household supplies as needed
  • Family Empowerment Services:
    • Engaged 3,762 families who received:
      • Strength-based counseling
      • Parenting skill development
      • Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework utilized with families
      • Family Assessment and goal development
      • Home Visits: 3,763 Visits provided
      • Parent Education Groups: 918 parents learned new parenting and coping skills
      • Family Emergency Fund: 130 families receive financial assistance to secure basic needs
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