We’d like to continue our giveback by highlighting the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery helps parents who are having difficulty providing safe shelter and care for their children. They may be dealing with issues as complex as substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. Or, they may just be exhausted and worn out from the demands of parenting.

Vanessa Behan’s vision is to provide immediate refuge for children and support to strengthen families. This evolved from the tragic story of Vanessa Kay Behan, a Spokane girl who died from child abuse injuries at the age of two. Following her death, a group of local business people established the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery organization so that parents would have a safe place to bring their children in the face of crises. Their primary services are:

  • 24-hour child care for infants and children under the age of seven
  • Parent education
  • Crisis counseling for parents
  • Referrals to other community agencies

To learn more about the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery or donate to them, visit their website at https://www.vanessabehan.org/.

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