Maryville Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery

Maryville Crisis Nursery

A temporary emergency shelter for newborns through age six

Need 24 hour crisis child care, a referral or help…call  our 24 Hour Helpline at  (773) 205-3637.

Map and Directions

To make a donation to the Crisis Nursery, or any of Maryville’s programs, click here.

Click here to view our 2015-16 Crisis Nursery Parenting Classes brochure.

The Maryville Crisis Nursery provides short-term care for children of families who are experiencing a severe disruptive crisis and/or are challenged with an urgent family matter. Children ages newborn through six years are provided with round-the-clock child care, up to 72 hours a stay, in a safe and nurturing environment designed to protect them from experiences and environments that could harm them. Families may utilize the Maryville Crisis Nursery up to 30 days in a rolling calendar year.

The Maryville Crisis Nursery provides families with immediate support, counseling, and referrals to community resources for extended services. The quality services provided to both the children and families in need are FREE. The Maryville Crisis Nursery is one of six crisis nurseries located in Illinois, and is the only Crisis Nursery located in the Chicago area.


Maryville Crisis Nursery Wish List.

Busy, but want to make a difference? Donating is a click away on our Amazon Wish List.

To download a low-resolution PDF version of the Maryville Crisis Nursery informational brochure click here

To download a PDF version of the Maryville Crisis Nursery Five Year Anniversary retrospective click here

View an article, Classes for parents help curb violence, experts say, published in the Catholic New World, August 2015.


Congratulations to the Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois on receiving a 2013 Friend of Children Award at  the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference


(Left to Right–Stephanie Record, Urbana Crisis Nursery; Amy Kendal-Lynch, Chicago (director of the Maryville Crisis Nursery); Donna Ashley, Crittenton Crisis Nursery; Karen Cox, Mini O’Bierne Crisis Nursery Springfield; Robin Carlson, Motherhouse in Rockford; Tiffany Powell, Children’s Home + Aid , Bloomington)


They are always there when I need them. They allow you instant care that you can call anytime.

Miriam, Crisis Nursery Parent (commenting on the Crisis Nursery)


Contact Information:
Maryville Crisis Nursery
4015 N. Oak Park Ave. Bldg. B (click here for map and directions)
Chicago, IL 60634
Phone (773) 205-3600
Fax (773) 205-3633

Program Director • Amy Kendal-Lynch, M.S.

24 Hour Helpline (773) 205-3637

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