To protect and nurture children and families.
Educating and strengthening children and families to build safe, vibrant communities where children thrive and families succeed.
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.
Child Development Center
We provide Gold Circle Quality* rated daycare and preschool to at-risk children focusing on kindergarten readiness skills and parental involvement.
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.
*The Gold Circle of Quality recognizes programs which have demonstrated quality on all 15 standards, as validated by ExceleRate Illinois, a statewide quality recognition and improvement system for early learning providers.
How to Help
Donate: $50 provides a home visit, $100 provides one hour of fully-staffed crisis care for up to 12 children per hour and $1,000 brings you into our Circle of Hands Giving Society.
Basic need donations: formula, diapers (size 4, 5, 6), and wipes. Crisis Nursery is registered at Walmart.com and Amazon.com so items can be delivered directly to Crittenton Centers.
To learn more, contact Sandy Garza via phone at (309) 674-0105 x2202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Text “Give2Kids” to 44-321 to donate
Jeff Gress, President & CEO
Keri Hattan, Vice President & COO
Sandy Garza, Development & Marketing Director
Kelsey Sepich, Program Services Director