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Do you need help caring for your child, even for just a few hours?

The Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to caring for children in times of family crisis. Types of crises range from simple to catastrophic and are not limited to these examples:

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Unexpected Death
  • Unexpected Illness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Accidents
  • Homelessness
  • Mental Health or Substance Abuse Incidents
  • Legal Issues
  • Unemployment

The Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester provides a unique service for Rochester, New York. There are many excellent organizations in Rochester that provide assistance to families in need, but none like the Crisis Nursery. Situations that require our services include the following:.

  • A family is in a car accident and the parents both require medical attention. The children are uninjured yet they do not have any family/friends living in the Rochester community. The children simply need a place to go for several hours until family can travel to Rochester to pick up the children and take them home.
  • A caregiver requires medical treatment or surgery and has no child care options. The Crisis Nursery will care for children until the caregiver can be released and resume child care.
  • A caregiver is experiencing a great deal of stress and is unable to safely care for his or her child. The Crisis Nursery will provide a safe haven for the child in order to avoid a potentially harmful situation for that child.




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“Please come by the Nursery for a tour and to see our Bench located on our premises!

On behalf of the staff, board and clients of CNGR, we would like to give a special thanks to those who extend ongoing support as well as those who have found it within themselves to honor us with many different kind gestures that, in unison, continue to help us succeed in our mission.

Ronald McDonald House, ACCA, The Relph Family, Center for Youth Services, Sample Soap, Pilates Plus, Summit Federal Credit Union and all that contribute to their efforts each year, Wayne Whitney and Eileen Caldarelli -Whitney, The planners and patrons for the Midvale Fashion Show  and the CNGR Annual Gala as well as CNGR’s dedicated volunteers…many thanks!

Please know it is your kind charitable ways that keep us here for the children- many blessings in return!