St. Louis Crisis Nursery spreading the word on Child Abuse Prevention Month

St. Louis Crisis Nursery spreading the word on Child Abuse Prevention Month

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St. Louis Crisis Nursery spreading the word on Child Abuse Prevention Month

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by KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 10 at 12:23 PM

(KMOV)—April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the St. Louis Crisis Nursery is using this month to spread the word about its programs and services they offer to save lives.   

The Crisis Nursery staff is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. They also provide emergency intervention and support to families in a crisis.

The non-profit organization offers a 24-hour helpline to provide individual attention when parents reach out for help.

The staff at the nursery wants parents to know, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Last year 6,000 families in crisis called the Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline. The nursery is already beginning to see an increase in phone calls this spring.

There are 5 nursery sites and 6 outreach centers in St. Charles, Wentzville, and in the St. Louis Metro area.   Families can voluntarily bring children to the sites for many reasons; parental stress, parent or sibling illness or death, lack of food or shelter or domestic violence.

To reach the Crisis Nursery’s 24-hour helpline please call 314-768-3201 or 314-338-2200

Click here to learn more about this organization and how you can help prevent child abuse and neglect.  

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