Why We're Here
BEING A PARENT IS TOUGH.
Every parent needs support from their village.
Having someone to talk to, provide help when emergencies come up, someone to love their children just like they do makes parenting possible.
At OkCity Crisis Nursery, we believe by stepping in and filling an important role for parents who do not have this support system around, eliminates the need for parents to seek unsafe childcare options.
Some examples of why parents could utilize the Nursery:
Emergency medical procedures
Birth of another child
Job or Marital Stress
PPD or Mental Health Issues
How it all began......
Jennifer Roberts is a mom with a passion for helping children. Like most, when child abuse and neglect stories popped up in her news feed on social media, the thought of 'what could have changed that situation' kept running through her mind. Most local resources available are mostly AFTER the abuse has already happened. After researching what other states are doing in terms of child abuse and neglect PREVENTION, she came across a video of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. This video (below) of Vanessa's story weighed so heavily on her heart and that little girl would never leave her mind. The Vanessa Behan along with many other Crisis Nurseries, have been around for over 30 years and ARE WORKING. After a year or so of planning, creating a facebook page and sharing the new concept to the community, Jennifer and a few close friends began Oklahoma's 1st Crisis Nursery. There were many influences and local organizations who helped guide every step of the way. Special thanks to Jed and Julie Chappell with OkCity Center, Jennifer Abney with Angels Foster Family Network and everyone involved in the initial stages.
When we say this is community supported, we truly mean it.
Everything in the house was either donated or purchased with funds from the community.
We are blown away by all of the support from day one, even when it was just an idea. Together, we can make a difference.