Crisis Nursery • Child Care • Short-Term Care • Counseling • Emergency Child Care • Behavioral Health • Emergency Shelter • Support Groups • Information And Referral
The Maryville Crisis Nursery provides free short term care for children of families who are experiencing a severe disruptive crisis or family emergency. Children up to six years old are provided with 24 hour emergency child care for up to 72 hours, in a safe and nurturing environment. The site includes an arts and crafts room, an infant room, a water play room, a large motor skills room, and an outdoor playground. Meals and snacks are provided. A 24 hour crisis helpline (** (773) 205-3637**), crisis counseling, monthly parent education classes, and referral to community resources are provided to support parents.
-Minimum stay is 24 hours. Maximum stay is 72 hours.
-Families may use the crisis nursery up to 30 days per year.
- This service is free
- Children accepted
How to Apply
Call 773-205-3637 to request services. A family advocate will speak with you to determine your need for services and schedule accordingly. The crisis nursery has a limited number of openings each day: families with an urgent need for services receive priority. Respite services are available, but they must be scheduled in advance and are generally not provided on weekends.
Bring the following to the Crisis Nursery when you drop off your child:
- child's medical records
- child's immunization records
- insurance information
- any medications in their original container. Medications not in their original container must be accompanied by a doctor's note verifying the medication.