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Our History 

In the mid-1980's, a woman named Marinda "Mini" O'Beirne fell in love with the idea of preventing child abuse and neglect through crisis nursery services.  Seeing the need and lack of services in Sangamon County, Mini worked tirelessly for two years investigating, planning, and encouraging others to join her crusade against child abuse. Amidst all of her planning, she passed away due to cancer on April 29, 1988. A steering committee carried out Mini's dream and named the Nursery in her honor. on May 15, 1989. 


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 the Illinois Department of Child & Family Services, Illinois Department of Human Services, corporate and local grants, fundraising through special events, and contributions by businesses, community organizations, and individuals.


Our Values

​We are committed to a positive environment in which everyone may experience a sense of safety and worth.  We honor relationships and take responsibility for fostering trust, respect, and goodwill.  We desire to make a difference in the lives of others while making a living.

We are a strength-based organization.  We support, trust, and empower clients, volunteers, and employees to further the shared mission of Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery.  We are committed to developing confidence in every individual talents and capabilities.

We are trustworthy.  We are reliable, authentic, and loyal.  We do what we say we will do.  We dare to do the right thing.  We welcome accountability and conduct our business with honesty and transparency.

We honor the intrinsic dignity, a
utonomy, and worth of each person.  We treat others the way we would want to be treated.  We are considerate of each other's feelings, values, and points of view.

We choose to serve first, embracing our roles as servant leaders in our organization and our community.  Service is a force that motivates every member of our organization.  We are committed to serving those we lead as well as those we follow.  

We are committed to pursuing the highest possible standards at every level of the organization.  We strive to become the benchmark through innovation and initiative.  We are committed to putting forth our personal and professional best.

We work as a team, achieving more collectively than individually.  We are a cohesive unit setting aside our agendas and working toward our shared mission.  We are committed to creating synergy by encouraging each other and working collaborativ

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