Crittenton Centers

Crittenton Centers

To protect and nurture children and families.

Educating and strengthening children and families to build safe, vibrant communities where children thrive and families succeed.

Crisis Nursery
We provide no-cost emergency child care for children from birth through six years of age and basic need supplies such as formula, diapers and wipes to children and families in crisis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Serves over 4,200 admissions annually
  • Provides over 2,000 cans of formula, 60,000 diapers and 2,000 packs of wipes annually

Child Development Center
We provide high-quality daycare and preschool for children focusing on kindergarten readiness skills and parental involvement.

  • Gold Circle of Quality rating by ExceleRate Illinois
  • Over 80% of parents utilize subsidized childcare payments

Family Services
We provide lasting generational change through no-cost parent education classes, support groups and individualized home visiting programs. Our Family Advocacy Center supports family reunification and the prevention of substitute care placement by promoting safety, permanency and the well-being of children.

  • Provides over 500 home visits annually
  • Family advocates support over 90 families annually

How to Help
Monetary donations:
$50 provides a home visit, $100 provides one hour of fully-staffed crisis care for 12 children per hour and $1,000 brings you into our Circle of Hands Giving Society.

In-kind donations: formula, diapers (size 4, 5, 6), and wipes. Crisis Nursery is registered at and

Volunteer: To rock babies in the nursery, work in the classrooms, administrative duties, yardwork and special events.

For questions: Please contact Sandy Garza at (309) 674-0105 x2202 or

Crittenton Centers is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation with 501(c) (3) status. All gifts are tax-exempt to the fullest extent of the law.

Crittenton Centers
442 W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 674-0105
Crisis Nursery Hotline: (309) 674-4125

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Jeff Gress, President & CEO
Keri Hattan, Vice President & COO
Sandy Garza, Development & Marketing Director
Kelsey Sepich, Program Services Director