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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening at-risk families using proven interventions.

Results: Two independent studies -- which included data from TVCRN's programs -- showed that Relief Nurseries throughout Oregon significantly reduce the risk factors that can lead to child maltreatment and help to prepare children for academic learning in kindergarten. Data from our local school district shows that for the past three years some of the children from our program are scoring higher on kindergarten readiness assessments than other children in the district AND in the state! This is incredible given the deficits with which our children enter school.

Target demographics: at-risk families

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 70 families, providing several hundred home visits focused on the well-being of 85 young children regularly attending our therapeutic early childhood classes..

Geographic areas served: Malheur County

Programs: home visits focused on parent education and a therapeutic early childhood classroom for children ages 18 months to 5 years.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tessa Davila W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have been honored to witness so many children grow, not only in the physical sense, but mentally, emotionally, and socially. It truly is an amazing thing to see in a child. The 'light bulbs', the smiles because a connection was made intellectually, a child recognizing another child's feelings and truly having empathy, or just to simply a conversation. These special moments are sometimes taken for granted but they really are what it is all about!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for TVCRN for many years and have loved every minute of it. They truly are committed to the local community and the children who live in it.

Donor

Rating: 5

Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery (TVCRN) provides much needed respite and support to stressed families in our community. I have been blessed to watch from afar this program grow from a dream to serve families in a safe non-judgmental setting to a promise to these families that they can succeed and be healthy for their children and their community values them. I'm so excited for the future of TVCRN and the families they serve!

-Christine Mosier-Crysler
Past Vice-President of the TVCRN Board &
Donor

Jeanne38

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is such a push in Oregon for quality early childhood education so that our most disadvantaged youngsters can enter school ready for kindergarten. In our community, TVCRN is a tremendous resource, focusing on youngsters’ social-emotional skills and building their sense of self so they are ready for academic learning. According to the state, the typical Oregon kindergartner arrives at school knowing very few of their letters and letter sounds, and that’s worrisome. But, if that youngster also isn’t able to sit still, doesn’t know how to share, is a hitter or biter, or won’t stand in line, his kindergarten teacher will spend all her time on classroom management issues, and won’t have the time to focus on academics. The fact that Relief Nursery parents receive home visits so they can be ready to be parents of kindergartners is important, too. The Relief Nursery is a great concept and TVCRN is a great Relief Nursery.

Liz A.

Donor

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers at TVCRN are very dedicated and kind folks that work tremendously hard to help the families that utilize their resources.
We are lucky to have them here in our area and value all the work they do.

Diana78

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a foster parent, the relief nursery does a wonderful job with the kids who come into my care. the children love it .

Board Member

Rating: 5

Treasure Valley Children Relief Nursery is an outstanding organization for our community. Their purpose is to make "Safe Children, Strong Families & a Successful Community." As a lifelong member of the community I am thankful to have the Relief Nursery here and producing results. The community has a brighter future due to their work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a community partner, serving low-income families, the Relief Nursery offers a safe place for our most vulnerable population, our young children under three years old. Many of these babies and their families would not get this type of support without the Treasure Valley Relief Nursery as we are learning that all children need a loving nurturing environment to keep their little brains healthy and in turn they will become healthy loving adults. The staff at our Relief Nursery are all trained to handle any situation that arises out of this population and our community is truly blessed to have this program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having recently moved to the area from a large city, I was impressed by the incredible services offered by the Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery here in a smaller community. The organization does a fantastic job meeting practical needs as well as creating deeper relationships in order to meet less obvious needs. Their services help knit these families into the community in functional ways, as well as strengthen the families' own bonds at home. Well done, and thank you!

Tammy84

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When Origins Faith Community students were looking for a place to serve in their community, they were welcomed with open arms at the Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery. Our students (ages 7th-12th grades) and an adult sponsor monthly take part in service opportunities at the nursery and thrilled to be a part of making a difference in the lives of families in our communities. Kathie and Pat are a delight to work with. They are very patient in their explanation of things that need to be done and are always happy to share with a new student how their volunteering makes a difference. We believe wholeheartedly in the mission of TVCRN and are honored to partner with them in our community!

Barbara191

Donor

Rating: 5

Making warm and soft snugly quilts and receiving blankets has been a fun and creative challenge for our sewing group, "The Wonky Weiser Quilters". As a former educator of young children, I appreciate the work this group does in the nursery. Encouraging the communities to participate through volunteering, making donations of items to either be used in the nursery or share with family members, or selling items at the annual quilt show and sale has been brilliant. Kathie and her staff are always positive and encouraging, whether speaking to potential family clients or donors. We look forward to creating more items for next year's sale and show!