Providing Support to Families in Crisis
When a crisis hits, low-income families may have nowhere to turn for help. The Children’s Home & Aid MotherHouse Crisis Nursery can lend support to families when they are faced with homelessness, domestic violence, medical emergencies, joblessness or substance abuse.
MotherHouse Crisis Nursery provides both immediate help as well as longer term intervention/prevention family support to help stabilize the family. Central to the program is Crisis Child Care, which provides a safe haven for children when their families are unable to care for them due to an emergency.
In addition to Crisis Child Care, the program provides parent education classes, parent support groups, crisis counseling, access to after-care services, help with basic need items as well as referrals to resources. Through these combined services, the MotherHouse Crisis Nursery program helps to stabilize families in crisis, preventing abuse and neglect.
Our doors are open 24/7 and our services are free of charge.
By the Numbers
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- Admissions: 764
- Crisis Care hours: 5,992
- Number of children turned away due to insufficient capacity: 336
- Number of children admitted: 110
- Number of families served: 75
- Number of referrals provided to families: 278
Top Reasons for Admissions:
- Mental Health
- Parental Stress
- Domestic Violence
Funding & Awards
MotherHouse Crisis Nursery was chosen as a 2015 & 2022 Club Blue grant recipient. Most recently, funding has been used to update our space with furniture to “make our house more of a home for the littles who visit us.”
The Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois received the Friend of Children award from Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. This award was given to both the Bloomington Crisis Nursery and Motherhouse Crisis Nursery in 2013.
MotherHouse Crisis Nursery is offered in the Northern Region.
Location:424 7th St., Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: (24-hour hotline) 815-962-4858