What is the Crisis Nursery?
BACN is a short term residential care facility for young children of families in a time of personal crisis. We service families with parents who care but temporarily can’t cope with overwhelming, stressful life emergencies. Our goal is to bridge the need for emergency childcare while providing a support network of resources and services to ensure both parents and children form a healthy family.
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Who are the Clients?
Among the many diverse socio-economic families that seek support from BACN, one commonality is the overwhelming desire to find relief from extraordinary and immediate stress. Some are homeless; some have substance abuse problems or are fleeing domestic violence. Some have a history of mental illness; others have a medical emergency. Most clients reside in the greater East Bay.
What Makes BACN Unique?
BACN is the only crisis nursery in our geographical area; we are funded by private donations without any government assistance; and our services are provided at no charge to the clients.
To ensure continued success for the family, BACN also provides a Respite Care program allowing monthly respite support of the children. This allows our clients the time they need to acquire additional services for continued stress reduction for the family.