Children's Relief Nursery to Expand

We are excited to share news that Children's Relief Nursery will expand services to East Portland with the opening of a satellite nursery in late spring 2011.

The satellite nursery will meet an ever-growing need for child abuse prevention services in the eastern portion of Portland. Although the Gateway community is already a hub for services for at-risk families, there is an increased need for child abuse prevention services, as well as a specialization in the birth to 3 age range.

The expansion is possible through a three-year $300,000 "challenge grant" from the Portland Children's Levy Leverage Fund which required that organizations match public dollars with private ones. Last month, those matching dollars were secured from two other major funding partners: the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, at $230,000 and The Collins Foundation, at $120,000.

A client of ISA's for nearly three years, CRN is dedicated to keeping children safe and families strong. For nearly a decade, they have been working with families at risk for child abuse and neglect, incorporating wrap-around services that include parenting education, small-group classrooms for children, respite childcare, mental health therapy and home visits. This new investment in CRN builds healthy relationships between parents and their children and encourages infants and toddlers to overcome trauma-induced delays and form close relationships.

Congratulations to CRN!