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FY23 Gratitude Report

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Families have the opportunity to participate in free developmentalscreenings at Crisis Nursery. If delays are identified, our team worksalongside the parent on a goal plan, and provides a referral into our PavingPathways program or early intervention services. Stephanie Record, Ed.M., LCSWExecutive DirectorPowered by the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and staff, Crisis Nurseryended fiscal year 2023 with tremendous momentum and renewed hope. Ourcommitment to child well-being has never been stronger, and we are grateful foryour unwavering support in helping us achieve our mission. As we reflect on thepast year, we are proud to update you on the progress and steps made towardsour strategic goals. With Gratitude,Crisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-houremergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis.Enhance existing programming and develop new capabilities to betterserve children and families.To better meet the individualized needs of children coming through ourdoors, Crisis Nursery hired a Child Development Coordinator with a Mastersin Infancy and Early Childhood Special Education and a Bachelor’s degree inMusic Therapy.Through a capacity-building grant from the Community Foundation of EastCentral Illinois, the Nursery launched an organizational wide ConsciousDiscipline training. The trauma informed social emotional learning programhelps guide interactions with children and supports our philosophy of care.In response to transportation barriers, the Nursery worked with funders andcommunity partners to offer Uber gift cards and bus passes to families sothey could access services and programming.The Nursery invested in LanguageLine, a valuable resource that facilitateseffective communication with families from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Develop a “continuum of care” that connects families to internal and external community services.Finding affordable and stable housing and daycare continues to be a bigchallenge for families in our community. In addition to the services weprovide, the Nursery made 266 referrals to external community services tofurther support families.Grow revenue streams to support programming needs.Our annual giving program saw a 8% increase from fiscal year 2022.Individuals and family giving accounted for the majority of gifts. The success of our fundraisers is a true testament to the generosity andcompassion of the community. The Wine Tasting and the Blue Tie Galabroke records by raising net totals of $16,000 and $217,000, respectively!This year’s gala was made extra special with a presenting sponsorship fromBe Like Bennett, an organization started in loving memory of Illinois StateSenator, Scott Bennett.With success also comes opportunities to grow and improve. We are nostranger to the workforce crisis, inflation, and the ongoing, and increased, needsof children and families in our community. Despite the challenges, we remaincommitted to carrying out our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. In 2024, the Nursery will celebrate its 40th Anniversary and embark on our next5-year plan. We invite you to join us and can’t wait to share more soon!

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Kappa Delta Sorority raised $22,000 during their annual Shamrock Week. The Nursery was also a recipient of the KiDs Grant, funded by the Kappa Delta Foundation, making it possible to expand awareness to families through advertising efforts.Executive Director, Stephanie Record, celebrated her 15th year at Crisis Nursery in June.During her tenure, Stephanie has played a pivotal role in expanding the organization'sservices to better serve families in need. As the Nursery continues to grow, Stephanie'sleadership will undoubtedly be instrumental in it's continued success.Stephanie Record’s 15th Year at Crisis NurseryRachael Graham has been promoted to Director of Operations for the Nursery. Her newrole includes developing and executing strategies to enhance program effectiveness,promoting a positive and inclusive work environment, and encouraging effectivecommunication among staff and external stakeholders.Rachael Graham’s Promotion to Director of OperationsAssistant Director for Development and Marketing, Jenna Phillips, participated in andgraduated from United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders (ECL) Program. Through hercreativity and innovative approaches, Jenna has boosted fundraising efforts andheightened awareness about our mission throughout the community. Jenna Phillips’ Graduation from the Emerging Community Leaders ProgramCommon Ground Food Co-Op chose Crisis Nursery as their December Round Up ForGood grant recipient. Customers raised over $4,500 by rounding up at the register.Crisis Nursery’s Board of Directors exceeded their collective fundraising goal of $50,000,raising $87,200 to support programs and services.The Marching Illini Sousaphones ran in the Illinois Race Weekend 5K with theirinstruments, raising nearly $10,000.New Life Tattoos and Midwest Barber Co. hosted a day long fundraiser that raised over$10,000 to support our Safe Children Program.Community TeamSean ArieMarc BeachAnn BeddiniJustin BurrellChristy DevocelleBoard of DirectorsAndy NelsonTreasurerKelly NelsonJudy NowakAron OakleyCarl WebberKevan MelchiorreJohn PattersonTyra PerryElly RadiSharee RobinsonCary SteinmanStacy SwisherKathy YoungJonathan GriffinSusan KlingRobert LalumendierAllison ManolakesMarc MillerCassie ArnerKurt Bloomstrand, M.D.Kim EvangelistiJohn FrauenhofferJonathan HudsonMobola Kukoyi, M.D.Sam LimentatoCathy McArthurDeborah McCarterLaura CurtisSecretaryAustin DuceyPresidentGioconda Guerra PérezVice PresidentKristen StreeterPast PresidentJuly 2022 - June 2023

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Profile of Children Served50% African American22% Caucasian12% Hispanic / Latinx11% Biracial5% OtherCrisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the preventionof child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care forchildren and support to strengthen families in crisis. All services areFREE, voluntary, and confidential. Basic Needs ItemsGiven to FamiliesUnduplicatedFamiliesUnduplicatedChildrenVolunteer Hours Total ValueVolunteer EngagementValued by the Independent Sector estimation of $29.95 per hour for Fiscal Year 2023.Program OutcomesOutcomes are measured by conducting surveys. Out of 223 clients surveyed:DecreasedLevel of StressImprovement inParenting SkillsReduced Riskof Maltreatmentprovides information about a child's development, health care, prenatal care, andparenting strategies. Culturally inclusive toys, books, and learning activities are offeredto do from home and connection with appropriate community services and resources isavailable. In Fiscal Year 2023, the Nursery administered 83 developmental screeningswith 96% of children demonstrating progress in at least one domain.Bright Futuresprovides support to mothers identified as “at-risk” for perinatal depression. Services helpthem to better understand their child's developmental needs, reduce stress, seekresources, and improve their parenting abilities, leading to better development and astronger relationship with their child - age birth to one. Beyond Blueprovides services that support interactions between parents and children, contributing toearly childhood development, and preparing children for success during life’s most criticalperiod – age birth to three. Paving PathwaysadmissionsParenting a little one is hard. Crisis Nursery’s home visiting services provide families withresources that empower them to be the best version of themselves. Visits take place in thehome, or at a location that is comfortable for the family, on a bi-weekly basis.Parent-child interaction and support groups offer a space for families to learn and growtogether. Strong FamiliesUnduplicatedChildrenUnduplicatedFamiliesHome VisitsParent-ChildInteraction GroupsSupport GroupsCrisis Nursery provides FREE emergency shelter and crisis care to at-risk childrennewborn through six years of age. Children find safety and comfort at the Nurserywhere they can stay with us for as little as a couple hours all the way up to 3 days basedon the needs of the family. During their stay, children receive shelter, basic necessities,development and educational enrichment, and most importantly – unconditional love. UnduplicatedChildrenUnduplicatedFamiliesCrisis CareHoursSafe ChildrenReasons for Admission58% Parental Stress19% Job / School Related10% Home Crisis9% Medical4% OtherFiscal Year 2023 Learn More

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Annual Giving (26.5%)$651,283In-Kind (8.4%)$206,661Government Grants (31.2%)$764,357Investments (7.9%)$193,035Fundraisers (17.7%)$433,528United Way (8.3%)$202,869AllocationsDesignations$146,500$ 56,369TOTAL REVENUE: $2,451,733 TOTAL EXPENSES: $2,223,095Supporting Services (23.7%)$525,937Program Services (76.3%)$1,697,158FundraisingGeneral & AdministrativeCost of Direct Benefit to Donors$227,835$179,277$118,825Our 2023 annual report reflects the value of in-kinddonations, as well as monetary support. This shows ourgrowth, progress, and overall picture of what it takes torun the Nursery. Investments include interest, net realizedand unrealized gains, and endowment revenues. Cost ofDirect Benefit to Donors refers to actual costs of itemsand services offered to event attendees.Value of FY23 ContributionsOSF HEART OF MARY MEDICAL CENTERThe hospital has provided consistent support to the Nursery’s mission since itsconception. With over $1,000,000 of in-kind and monetary support throughout thelast 38 years, OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center’s generous in-kind donationshave greatly impacted the daily operations of Crisis Nursery. These donationsconsist of maintenance, snow removal, lawn care, utility expenses, laundry, andmeals for children in the Nursery’s care.Fiscal Year 2023

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“What I like most about volunteering with Crisis Nursery is thechallenge of changing sad to happy. Just being able to reach out inkindness, thoughtfulness, and love to each child.”Nancy Williams started volunteering with the Nursery in 2015. Overthe years, she has provided a stable and nurturing environment forchildren and has said that her favorite part about Crisis Nursery is theopportunity it gives her to reach out and show compassion andcaring to our community’s children. Words cannot express theamount of gratitude we have for Nancy and the calm, altruistic energyshe brings to the Nursery.“I believe all children should have an opportunity and the resources to develop into successful adults. Unfortunately, not all childrenhave home lives that give them the proper care and nurturing they deserve. They deserve to have support during times of struggle intheir family’s lives. The Nursery provides children that support when family emergencies arise. I am a huge proponent of Crisis Nursery’s mission.”For years, Brian Stark has spearheaded the Anderson’s Golf Benefit for Kids. The annual event supports Crisis Nursery’s Safe Children Program and theChampaign County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program. The Anderson’s Golf Benefit for Kids celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022 with a recordsetting turnout raising $15,000. The amount of work and time that Brian has dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Nursery programs is admirableand we cannot thank him enough for his service! On Our SupportersThis past year, a long-time and passionate Nursery donor and volunteer, Joyce Hilgert, passed away. Joyce was involved with the Nursery in many ways and believed in our mission. She came herewith the RSVP volunteers to help stuff and seal envelopes. She often stopped at local stores to purchase dozens of items on our Wish List. She contributed generously each year, and was one ofthe first Silver Anniversary Circle donors during our 25th year campaign. Joyce had no children of her own, but clearly understood the pressing needs and stories that surround so many familiestoday. She grew up on a farm near Buckley, IL, working with her parents each day. One aunt lived five miles down the road, an uncle was ½ mile in the other direction, and her grandparents lived intown. While Joyce had loving, caring family members nearby, she recognized that, for others, there may not be anyone to depend on, connect with, or go to during a last minute emergency.Through Joyce’s planning and foresight, she left a lasting legacy to ensure that families continue to have somewhere to turn in a crisis.A LASTING LEGACYRemembering Joyce HilgertVOLUNTEERING WITH LOVE Nancy WilliamsFUNDRAISING WITH A PURPOSEBrian Stark Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. • Broeren Russo Builders, Inc.Hickory Point Bank • Illinois American Water • Minuteman PressServiceMaster Clean • Stevie Jay BroadcastingSweet Lemonade Photography • Two Men and a TruckMISSION PARTNERSA special thank you to our annual sponsorsIn celebration of the day they met each other, Ken and Patricia committed to Sponsoring a Day at the Nursery on March 12. Their generosity will sponsor this day of programming for years to come. Thank you, Ken and Patricia, for your ongoing kindness and generosity! PAYING IT FORWARDKen Suslick & Patricia PlautNearly 30 years ago, Ken Suslick reached out to Crisis Nursery asking for help. He was a young father experiencing a short-term crisis; and the Nurserycame to his rescue by providing emergency childcare for his son. Fast forward to current day, Ken is the Marvin T. Schmidt Research Professor ofChemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his son is now a post doc at the U of I. He returned to the Nursery to give back in a big way,or in his words, “to pay it forward.” Ken has financially supported Crisis Nursery’s mission since 1993 and can personally attest to the importance of having aresource like ours in the community.“No one can do a better job providing a safe environment for children in immediate and urgent need.”

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TRIBUTESIn Memory ofBrittany BabbVida BachmanEllen BaranowskiLexi BarbourScott BennettLois BergmanGerald DavenportMary FilecciaBarbara FriedbergClaire Eunsoo HaMichael HartterChester & Margaret HiserPhil HoggattJeanne & Joe IngrumLori KellyBarbara KobelStella KolbFrancis & Peg KrohaDavid LarsonDexter LaVetteSusan Ann LivengoodFrances MagsamenGary MasonZachary McNabneyDr. Sidney MicekRyan Simmons MillerWillie May "Sally" MiltonSteve NeffBrek Thomas NeiswenderElsie OsterburJoseph William PoormanDavid SattazahnCarolyn ScheuDr. Thomas SkaggsBenjamin WattsScott WhiteGary WienekeTrudi & Ralph WoodNawal YouakimIn Honor OfLarry AskewJosephine BartzPhilip & Erin CicioraSivan CohenYael CohenWarren & Alex DeisJill DudenClergy & Staff of Emmanuel MemorialAnnabelle FleischmannJohn FrauenhofferEdna FriedbergDiane GayJune HallSharon JohnsonChristine KruppBeth & Ryan LaddDaarika MageshCarol MooreKimberly & Brandon PatchettJenna Zieman & Ben PudzisDr. Anand & Jena SarwateJan SkaggsKim SpencerMarilyn TuckerMamie & Frejya VandegriftJudy & Alan WeinsteinSarah ZehrMark & Deb ZermanSara Ressing & Elliott ZiemanGRANT FUNDERSFederalDepartment of Human ServicesLocalAldiChampaign County Mental Health Board Champaign-Urbana Junior Woman’s ClubCommon Ground Food Co-Op Community Foundation of East Central IllinoisIroquois Federal FoundationKappa Delta FoundationMacy’sTargetUnited Way of Champaign CountyWalmart #1734 - ChampaignWalmart #5403 - UrbanaStateDepartment of Children and Family ServicesIllinois State Board of Education Every effort has been made to produce an accurate listing. If you believe we have made an error or omission in this report, please kindly notify Jenna Phillips at 217.337.2731.

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1309 W Hill St., Urbana IL, 61801 | Crisis Line: 217.337.2730 | Administrative Line: 217.337.2731 | www.crisisnursery.netWAYS TOVisit.Schedule a tour of the Nursery to learn more about your impact.Sponsor.With a gift of $2,500, you can sponsor a Day at the Nursery, coveringthe operating expenses for a full 24-hour day of care.Sponsor an event. Give towards a Crisis Nursery hosted event orhost your own third party fundraiser.Give.Make a one-time gift online or send a check to Crisis Nursery.Donate monthly via our website or through ACH.Make a gift in honor or in memory of a special occasion.Recommend a gift from your donor-advised fund.Consider leaving a gift to Crisis Nursery in your will.DECEMBER30th Annual Holiday ShopOrpheum ChampaignLet your little ones buy gifts for everyone on their list!Plus, celebrity appearances on select dates!APRILJUNEArt Mart Wine TastingCarmon’sSample various wines at this fun, casual event. Orderyour favorites or get a mystery bottle from the wine pull.Blue Tie GalaI Hotel & Conference CenterJoin us in kicking-off our 40th anniversary at this year’s galawith silent and live auctions, dinner, drinks, and philanthropy.