Dear Friends and Supporters,
We are DAZZLED by our community of friends and supporters who are rallying to help us continue to save babies' lives and keep kids safe. For the first time ever, the SLCN has had to call off the Razzle Dazzle Ball. These are difficult times, and our community and generous sponsors have not let our kids down! Centene Charitable Foundation, Edward Jones, and Emerson, in addition to our other generous donors and sponsors to the Ball, have allowed us to keep their financial gifts so this funding can go directly to children and families facing this health crisis.
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is doing everything possible to keep the children and the staff protected from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are closely monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments, and local governments for all updated information.
We are concerned not only with the health and safety of the children entrusted to the care of the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery but with the health and safety of our over 100 staff members and their families.
As we have for over 34 years, the Crisis Nursery will keep our doors open to families who need our help and support for as long as possible. Supporting overwhelmed parents is a crucial intervention for preventing child abuse. In this time of great stress and uncertainty, we will do everything we can to remain a safe, trusted place for parents.
We also ask that we come together, to the greatest extent possible, as a community to support each other in these trying times. Please, check on your neighbors. Check on your elderly family members and acquaintances. If you are going to the store and can afford it, please buy a little extra food or supplies for families in need. We are interconnected, all of us, and we must be there for one another if we are to weather this crisis with grace, dignity, and the least amount of suffering.
Please think of our children, and know that as long as possible,
we will be there for them and the families in need.
We can do this if we all come together in solidarity and with Love for each other.
DiAnne Mueller, MS, LPC Bryan Kaemmerer, JD
Chief Executive Officer Board Chair