Abstrakt is excited to send another round of volunteers to Saint Louis Crisis Nursery at our 2nd Annual Abstrakt Gives Back Day! We had a wonderful time volunteering last year with this organization. They make a significant and positive impact on our St. Louis community, and we’re grateful for all they do!
The nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis. They implement their mission to children through short-term care for young children in a safe and nurturing environment, helping families resolve crises, offering resources for empowerment, ongoing support and parent education, community outreach and awareness, and advocacy for children and families.
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery prides themselves on being a 24-Hour Safe Haven dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect throughout the region. They are a non-profit organization that specifically cares for children birth through age 12. They have been around since 1986 and have since then sprouted out into the fight against child abuse and neglect.
The average stay of a child is two to three days. Each child that stays at one of their facilities receives:
- 24-hour care by trained and loving staff and volunteers
- A medical exam
- A developmental assessment
- Therapeutic activities developed for each child’s specific situation and needs
- Art activities
- Three well-balanced meals and snacks each day
The organization also offers Family Empowerment Services which include community outreach visits, parent education groups, and emergency funds.
Last year, Abstrakt volunteers repacked nearly 2,500 diapers and helped organize the facility. Ena Taylor, an Abstrakt team member volunteered at Saint Louis Crisis Nursery last year. Her favorite part of the day was seeing shelves filled with repacked diapers! She was most touched by seeing the kids smile and wave at us.
She said, “Despite what they are going through, they still find ways to smile and be happy. Those kids are very resilient and tough! I was very grateful for what I have, but I would like to share more. I am looking forward to helping more.”
We’re so excited to take part in another day of giving back to local nonprofit organizations like Saint Louis Crisis Nursery!