Mission and Services
The mission of the Crisis Nursery is to provide immediate refuge for children and support to strengthen families. This mission evolved from the tragic story of Vanessa Kay Behan, a Spokane girl who died from child abuse injuries at the age of two. Following her death, a group of local business people established the Crisis Nursery so that parents would have a safe place to bring their children in the face of crises. Our primary services are:
- 24-hour child care for infants and children under the age of seven
- Parent education
- Crisis counseling for parents
- Referrals to other community agencies
Who We Help
The Crisis Nursery helps parents who are having difficulty providing safe shelter and care for their children. They may be dealing with issues as complex as substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. Or, they may just be exhausted and worn-out from the demands of parenting. Click here
to learn more about several children who have recently stayed at VBCN!
Take a Tour of the Nursery
Take an online tour of our facilities by clicking here
. Please note that this tour will open a second browser window on your computer.