FRIENDS OF THE YOLO CRISIS NURSERY
ONE CHILD - ONE DAY:
A FUND DRIVE TO SAVE THE YOLO CRISIS NURSERY
The news is grim: After 13 years of serving families in need, the Yolo Crisis Nursery is slated to close June 30, 2014.
Despite the emergency, however, we have a plan to save this irreplaceable resource and sustain it going forward.
The first step is to raise $100,000 by June 15th. Please help.
Note: Donations not utilized for continued nursery operations will be returned.
The Yolo Crisis Nursery keeps the youngest and most vulnerable children — from birth to age 5 — safe during times of family crisis.
Think of it as an Emergency Room for families. Children at risk of abuse or neglect get a smile and a hug. A safe, cozy place to stay, day or night. A hope for a better future.
The Nursery exists for families without other options. ... Families confronting sudden job loss. Homelessness. Domestic violence. Postpartum depression. Medical emergencies. And more. They are parents who are on the brink of leaving their children in unsafe situations or contacting Child Protective Services and surrendering their little ones.
With their children in safe hands, parents get help from Nursery staff in resolving their crisis or hardship. Families stay whole and become stronger. Children are less likely to become troubled teens. The cycle of abuse is broken.
In short, the Nursery prevents abuse and neglect. It saves families and it saves lives. It is a community resource that we can't afford to lose.
We are an all-volunteer group dedicated to supporting the Yolo Crisis Nursery through community awareness, fundraising and volunteer service.