Crisis Nursery Receives Three Foundation Awards

Crisis Nursery Receives Three Foundation Awards

Chapman, Kemper, Vassia Foundations help prevent child abuse

ST. LOUIS, MO — The New Year celebration continues at Saint Louis Crisis Nursery with the recent announcement of three foundation awards granted by the Chapman Family Foundation, William T. Kemper Foundation and the Vassia Family Charitable Foundation.

Crisis Nursery CEO DiAnne Mueller said receiving these awards on the heels of the annual Holiday Hearts Campaign, which granted Christmas wishes to more than 1,600 young girls and boys, proves that the community cares about the agency’s mission and is invested in building stronger families.

“The Chapman, Kemper and Vassia grants further extend our reach in the community,” said Mueller. “These grants will help us feed three warm meals to each Nursery child, and offer emergency care to children when their parents are in crisis and unable to provide a sufficient level of care.”

The Crisis Nursery is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When parenting becomes overwhelming, the Nursery is there to care for children, birth to age 12.

Parents in need of crisis intervention or counseling to help prevent child abuse and neglect can call the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 24-Hour Helpline at (314)768-320, and (636) 947-0600 in St. Charles County.

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing short-term, safe havens to more than 7,000 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. Since 1986, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 74,000 children, and provided support and counseling to more than 88,500 families. For details, call (314) 292-5770 or visit

The Chapman Foundation—$10,000 for children’s nutrition program
The Kemper Foundation—$13,000 for emergency care of kids
The Vassia Family Charitable Foundation—$10,000 for emergency care of kids in New Cathedral Parish

Source: Crisi Nursery News


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