Friends of the Crisis Nurseries

Established in 1998, the Friends of the Crisis Nurseries group is dedicated to the financial security of (and community support for) our Crisis Nursery. Its members have volunteered countless hours to ensure a safe haven for infants and children up to age five whose parents/caregivers are experiencing a crisis. The members of the Friends of the Crisis Nurseries work to raise funds, increase awareness, and bring new volunteers to the Crisis Nursery.

The Friends have two primary functions:

Sustaining the Crisis Nursery through:

  • Membership dues
  • Special events such as the American Girl Fashion Show and Viva L’Auto

Raising public awareness for the Crisis Nursery through:

  • Publication of the Nursery News
  • Community outreach
  • Coordination of the Friends speakers bureau

Gifting Grandmas

Recognizing that grandmothers have so many gifts to give — time, love, understanding — Friends of the Crisis Nurseries offers a very special category of membership. Twice a year, Gifting Grandmas gather for a fundraising event which typically includes a high profile, themed luncheon. If you want to impact the lives of children in our community, this membership is a great way to do it! To help ensure the financial security of the Crisis Nursery, Gifting Grandmas members pledge $200 per year or more, submitted on a schedule determined by each member.

For Gifting Grandmas membership information, please contact Maggie Cox at (916) 591-2530 or