Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis through:

Short-term care for young children in a safe and nurturing environment
Helping families resolve crisis
Offering resources for empowerment, ongoing support and parent education.
Community outreach and awareness
Advocacy for children and families.

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Address:11710 Administration Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone Number:314-292-5770
The SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY (SLCN) is an independent, not-for-profit agency funded by donations and committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by providing short-term, emergency shelter for children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis.

Founded in 1986, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery has become a cornerstone in the fight against child abuse and neglect. In addition to the direct care of the children, the Crisis Nursery gives ongoing support and follow-up care to families and serves as a child/family advocate within the social services system.

Families may voluntarily bring their children to any of the Nursery sites for a variety of reasons, including:

Overwhelming parental stress
Parental or sibling illness or death
Lack of utilities, food or shelter
Domestic violence
Other emergency situations which jeopardize the safety and well-being of the child and necessitate temporary parent-child separation.

The average stay of a child is two to three days.
"The Crisis Nursery is our only support system at this point, we don't know what we would do without them" - Crisis Nursery parent

"There's a distinct alignment between SSM Health and the Crisis Nursery in our commitment to the community. Our partnership with them reflects the mission of SSM Health as well as our values of compassion and community" - Mike Bowers, President, SSM Health St. Joseph

"It means the world to the children and families who will benefit from intervention and support services that Crisis Nursery provides!" - Steve Stenger, St. Louis County Executive