PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT THROUGH 24 HOUR CRISIS CHILDCARE
We provide secure 24-hour crisis childcare for children from birth through six years old. There is no income restriction, and all children experiencing a crisis are welcome to visit. This includes but is not limited to:
Mental health or substance abuse appointments
Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery's Family Services Program provides a range of vital education and support programs for parents to help them improve the quality of their lives, strengthen families, and prevent child abuse and neglect. The core programs in our Family Services component are home visiting programs, provided in-person and remotely. All families served at Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery are strongly encouraged to participate in Family Services Programs.
Basic Needs Pantry
In addition to our other services, Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery maintains a basic needs pantry which stocks infant formula, diapers, wipes, and other childcare supplies. Those interested in items from the basic needs pantry can learn more by calling 1-217-525-6800 or emailing info@MiniOBeirne.org.
It was Marinda "Mini" O'Beirne's love of children and her desire to combat child abuse that brought a crisis nursery to central Illinois. Mini was an administrative assistant to an Illinois State Representative when she heard of a crisis nursery in another city. She spent two years investigating, planning, and encouraging others to join her crusade against child abuse. Amidst all of her planning, she died of cancer on April 29, 1988. A steering committee carried out Mini's dream and named the Nursery in her honor.
The Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery opened May 15, 1989. In its first year, the Crisis Nursery staff of six cared for 400 children.
Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery is a non-profit social service agency. Because there is no charge for care, the Nursery depends on financial support from government, corporate and local grants, fundraising through special events, and contributions by businesses, community organizations, and individuals.
Crisis Hours Provided
Families Served By Basic Needs Pantry
Children Cared For
Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery depends on the support of our community members and donors to provide care and support to children in need. Below are the ways you can prevent child abuse through a donation today!
Donations made today go directly to provide crisis childcare hours for children in need. Last year, the cost to run MOCN per crisis care hour was $78 - including childcare staffing, educational materials, and building maintenance!
We are always in need of in-kind donations at the crisis nursery to meet the needs of the children while they are here. All extra donations are given back to the community through our basic needs pantry.
Donation of Items
To donate infant and children's items directly to the Nursery, please stop by the front door Monday through Friday from 8:00am until dusk. Donations should be clean and in good working order. Items accepted include:
Waterproof children's mattresses
Playpens / Travel cribs
Children's Toys (stuffed animals are not accepted at this time)
As a non-profit organization, in-kind donations are also tax-deductible, and can be receipted on request. If you have questions about your items, please call us at (217) 525-6800.
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B J Grand Salon & Spa
Carpenters Local 270
Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP
Johnson and Johnson Auto
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP
Laurel United Methodist Church
P.H. Broughton & Sons, Inc
Brigitte G Franzen
Dr. Tracy Lower
Joy and Jeffrey Ferry
Joyce & Robert Hawley
Our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and children are deeply appreciative of our sponsors. With their support, Mini O'Beirne has been able to sustain our operations and continue to grow!
If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery, please contact Jen McMillin at 217-525-6800 or Jen@MiniOBeirne.org.
Mark and Tracee Kelly
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Steven and Mary Valasek
Suzanna and Steven Preckwinkle
For any inquiries, questions, or comments, please call: 217-525-6800 or fill out the following form:
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Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery
1011 N. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
To apply for a job with Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery, please contact Info@MiniOBeirne.org or call 217-525-6800.
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