The Bay Area Crisis Nursery was established in 1981 by Sister Ann Weltz. The Bay Area Crisis Nursery helps to prevent child abuse and child neglect by providing supportive services to families that are in stress or crisis. Their primary service is to provide a warm, loving, homelike environment for children from birth to eleven years by offering 24-hour residential care. The Bay Area Crisis Nursery has two sites providing 24-hour residential care for children: the Nursery for children birth through age five and the Dalstrom House for children age six through eleven. Their services are free, confidential, and voluntary.

Every Christmas, the Bay Area Crisis Nursery works to ensure that all of the families who receive their services are remembered during the holiday season by providing gifts to all family members. On Sunday, December 13th, 2015, the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay partnered with the Bay Area Crisis Nursery to wrap gifts for the Bay Area Crisis Nursery’s children and their families at their facility in Concord. JLOEB volunteers wrapped and decorated over fifty gifts meant for three of Bay Area Crisis Nursery’s deserving families. JLOEB volunteers also had the opportunity to work with Nancy Thomas, Development Director for the Bay Area Crisis Nursery. Thank you to JLOEB members Carolyn Haga, Shelley Hoff, Irene Lo, Edda Margeson, Pamela Marraccini, Tasha Reisz, Anita Wagner, and Claire Walsh for volunteering!

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For more information about how you can get involved with the Bay Area Crisis Nursery, please visit their website: http://www.bayareacrisisnursery.org