Crisis Nursery of greater Rochester
The Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester – the only program of its kind in the Greater Rochester region – delivers free, temporary childcare during family emergencies, including (but not limited to): medical emergencies, unexpected illness, accidents, unemployment, mental health episodes, unexpected death, domestic violence, homelessness, legal issues, unstable/unsafe housing.
Care when it matters most
The only program of its kind in New York State, the Crisis Nursery delivers emergency care to babies and children during family crises while addressing poverty by preparing young women and caregivers for employment. Instances that families and caregivers may utilize the nursery include: family and emergency medical emergencies, unexpected illness, accidents, unemployment, mental health episodes, unexpected death, domestic violence, homelessness, legal issues, unstable/unsafe housing.
In additional to childcare at no-cost, families and caregivers have access to a resource navigator, providing referrals to community resources that can deliver permanent assistance. The Crisis Nursery cares for more than 2,000 babies and children annually.
The Crisis Nursery includes two facilities; one on the west side of the city of Rochester on Genesee Park Blvd and Owen’s House, located in the northeast quadrant of Rochester on Rosewood Terrace. Both locations are located less than 2 miles from major health care medical systems.
Both Crisis Nursery locations are open 24/7 365 days year and staffed by The Center for Youth and volunteers.
Genesee Park blvd Nursery
The Genesee Park Boulevard home is located less than one mile from the University of Rochester Medical Center and Ronald McDonald House, and the Rosewood Terrace is less than two miles from Rochester General Hospital.
Owen's House Nursery
Owen’s House is located on Rosewood Terrace, in the northeast Beechwood neighborhood of the City of Rochester, Owen’s House opened in the Spring of 2018, allowing us the ability to increase access to crucial services during a families time of need.
Owen’s House is named in honor of Owen Thomas the son of Chris Thomas and Catherine Cerulli, co-founders of the Crisis Nursery. It is the wish of Owen’s family that Owen’s House be more than a structure, more than a program, but the legacy of a young man whose impact on this community has yet to be completely discovered.
Owen’s House is a safe place, a place of incredible love and security for hundreds of babies and young children.
Like Owen Thomas himself, this little house on Rosewood Terrace will be full of dreams.
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