St. Louis Crisis Nursery has been in the Greater St. Louis Area 26 years.
The organization 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.
Is looking for community members to help out a child this year via it's Holiday Hearts program.
As of Dec. 6, only 35 families out of 500 still need to be adopted for the holidays, according to the Crisis Nursery twitter feed.
As part of the program children in need create a wish list and people can sponsor children for Christmas.
"Our goal is to not have any children wake up on Christmas and think Santa forgot them," said CEO DiAnne Mueller. "Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at five locations, there is a safe haven for families in crisis."
Mueller said those not wanting to commit to adopting a child can always drop off items for the nursery at any of the locations.
"Always need diapers, formula, mittens and hats," she said. "Every little donation adds up to big help for children."
There are 7 Crisis Center Nurseries Throughout the Area:
- Crisis Nursery Centene Center
- Crisis Nursery North
- Crisis Nursery St. Charles
- Crisis Nursery West
- Crisis Nursery Wentzville
- Outreach Center, St. Louis City
- Outreach Center, South County
The Nursery services more than 7,000 children each year. Call 314-768-3201 for more information about the Crisis Nursery.