Monroe Relief Nursery
Bring Relief to a Community.
It takes a village to raise a child. For many of our families, the Relief Nursery becomes that village. It’s a place that offers safety, nurturing, mentoring, and unconditional support and caring. We are a lifeline and a safe haven, giving parents the tools they need to raise healthy, happy kids.
In fall 2019 we plan to open a satellite Relief Nursery in Monroe, OR to extend our services where they’re needed most. But we can’t do it without your help.
Benton County Statistics:
- 2,360 reports of child abuse in 2018
- 155 juvenile arrests in 2017
- 37.7% children qualify for free and reduced lunch program: 57.1% at Monroe Elementary, 51.5% at Monroe High School
- 381 students were homeless—11 in Monroe (6%)
- 50 children in Monroe depend on the Women, Infants and Children program for support
- Old Mill Center is currently serving 21 children in Monroe through our home visiting outreach program
- There is no preschool in Monroe and no transportation to other nearby programs
- Addition of classroom to provide preschool education in a therapeutic setting for children identified as being at high risk for child abuse and neglect
- Complement existing Relief Nursery outreach, parenting education and home visiting program currently serving 21 children (14 families) in Monroe
- Provide access for 11 children ages 3-5 years currently unable to attend preschool due to lack of funds and/or transportation
- Provide therapeutic childcare for children ages 0–6 during parenting group time and for respite opportunities
- Addition of 2nd program in year two to provide therapeutic classroom time to 8 children ages 2–3 years
- 100% of children served stayed safe and in their own home
- 98% of children were screened for social, emotional and cognitive development
- Improved parenting skills
- Improved immunization
- Enhanced early literacy and increased school readiness