The Crisis Respite Nursery is designed to provide a safe, homelike environment where parents can bring their children during times of stress. The primary purpose of the Nursery is child abuse prevention. Examples of possible reasons for using the nursery include: medical emergencies, financial stress, family violence, divorce, parenting difficulties, and previous abuse issues. The Nursery is not designed for use as a daycare while parents are at work or in school.
The Crisis Respite Nursery is provides care for children ages 0-11. It is a free service, but we ask for a $1 suggested donation at each Nursery use. The Nursery serves children in the Utah, Wasatch, Summit, Juab and Millard Counties. Unfortunately, the nursery cannot take children with severe physical, medical, or mental disabilities.
Crisis situations can vary and are judged on a case-by-case basis. Please call ahead to check on space. After regular business hours and on weekends, there is an on-call worker available to come in for emergencies. The following is a list of some of the common crisis situations:
- Children needing a safe place from abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
- Medical emergencies
- Parents who are experiencing a mental or physical health crisis
- Serious accidents including car accidents, fires, floods, etc.
- Death of a family member
- Therapy appointments
- Medical appointments
- Court hearings
- Support groups
- Time-out break (up to 3 hours per week of personal time for parents)
For appointments, you may call the week before to check for Nursery space. For Time-out breaks, you may call the day before to check for Nursery space.
With questions or to schedule time in the Nursery, please call our Nursery Coordinator, Jill Weiser at (801) 229-1181.