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St. Louis, MO

Innovative and Exemplary

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery has provided trauma-responsive 24/7/365 emergency respite care services for children in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri region for nearly 40 years. Originally founded through the collaborative work of the St. Louis Junior League and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery has since grown to include five 24-hour Nursery locations delivering its nationally and internationally replicated child abuse and neglect prevention programming to thousands of local families annually. Core services include 24/7 crisis intervention and emergency respite care for children as well as wrap around support for families at high risk of abuse or neglect. With stable, consistent leadership, strong partnerships across the diverse communities the agency services, and a committed and involved Parent Advisory Board, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery consistently delivers strong positive outcomes for families. Annually, greater than 99% of the 4,000+ children served remain free from abuse or neglect, 95% of parents report decreased stress levels, and 95% of families meet safety & stability goals.