To care for our community’s most vulnerable children, we at the Sacramento Children’s Home rely on support from generous community members like you. When you give a monthly recurring donation, you become a part of the Crisis Nursery Sustainer’s Circle. Every dollar from the Sustainer’s Circle goes directly to the Crisis Nursery, supporting families when they need it most.

– Andrea W., current Crisis Nursery Sustainer’s Circle member


Joining the Sustainer’s Circle is the best way to provide dependable, ongoing funding to end child abuse and neglect and give families a better tomorrow. The Crisis Nursery is one of our highest-needs programs here at the Sacramento Children’s Home. The Crisis Nursery depends on community support to offer free emergency childcare to Sacramento County families 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. 

To sustain this vital community resource, we need your help.


The Sacramento Children’s Home operates the only Crisis Nursery in Sacramento County. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support to families in times of crisis. We aim to reduce the number of children entering foster care and keep families together.

Each year, the Crisis Nursery provides:

When a family is facing a crisis, the Crisis Nursery provides each child with a safe place to stay and all the essentials for their stay, including their own bed, clothes, shoes, and diapers. Every day, Nursery staff cooks homemade meals and facilitates age-appropriate learning and playtime activities.

Last year, 99.4% of caregivers reported being better able to work on solving their crisis situations as a result of using the Crisis Nursery.

The Nursery assists these parents and caregivers during times of crisis for issues related to:

  • Employment
  • Stress and mental health
  • Medical needs
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Domestic violence

Supporting the parents supports the kids. Nursery staff provides crisis intervention services, parenting support, and case management for the entire family. Parents are connected with community resources to help them get the help they need to resolve their temporary crisis and build a strong support system for the future.

Take a Tour

Take a tour to see how this vital program provides a safe place for local children and families experiencing crisis.

Nursery tours are hosted at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, rotating between the North and South locations. If you would like to join us for one of our regularly scheduled tours, please click here.

Stay Up to Date

When you join the Sustainer’s Circle, you will receive our quarterly email Nursery Newsletter, exclusive to Sustainers. Through this newsletter, you can get to know the Nursery’s staff, stay up to date on our current supply needs, celebrate client’s victories, and more!

Show Sustainer Pride

New Sustainers will now receive an exclusive “I’m a Sustainer” sticker! Show it off proudly as a sign of your dedication to preventing child abuse and neglect in Sacramento.

Receive your Exclusive Gift Today!

As a thank you gift, we have a new, limited-edition water bottle just for new members of the Sustainer’s Circle. For the month of June only, each new Sustainer with a monthly donation of $25 or more will receive this new, limited-edition “I’m a Sustainer” water bottle! See below for details.

By the end of June, we aim to welcome 25 new members to the Sustainer’s Circle (and give away the 25 water bottles ready to be picked up!) to support the essential work of the Crisis Nursery. Become a Sustainer today to help keep children safe, build a stronger community, and give families a better tomorrow.

Sip your favorite beverage in style with this exclusive 40 oz. Jackson Intrepid Stainless-Steel Tumbler, featuring a sturdy handle and a screw-on, spill-resistant lid. Plus, it will keep drinks cold for a full 24 hours or hot for 8 hours, so you can enjoy an ice-cold refreshment by the pool – no matter how hot it gets in Sacramento Valley. This special offer is only available until June 30th (unless we sell out first!), so don’t wait! Claim yours today and proudly display your commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect. Cheers to making a difference!

Thank you for your interest in the Crisis Nursery Sustainer’s Circle. We appreciate your commitment to bettering the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children and families. Every dollar goes directly toward giving these children a safe place to stay when they need it most.