Note: As of 2020, The Crisis Nursery is no longer operated by The Foundling.
The New York Foundling’s Crisis Nursery is a one-of-a-kind space where children can safely stay for up to 21 days while their parents work through a short-term crisis. While children are staying with us, our specially trained staff of child care workers, social workers, nurses, and teachers make every effort to maintain normalcy — and that means not missing out on holiday fun!
To make Halloween extra special for the kids staying with us, they are able to dress up in a variety of Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating around The Foundling’s offices, collecting toys and candy from staff.
The staff at our Crisis Nursery create a loving, safe environment where everything a child needs is provided. Plus, our staff helps the families plan for their child’s return home and provides aftercare services. Each year, the Crisis Nursery provides a safe place for approximately 200 children and responds to phone calls from nearly 1,200 parents and caregivers who need support.
To learn more about the Crisis Nursery, or to receive assistance, please visit our website or call 888-435-7553.