YOLO COUNTY NEWS

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Don’t let crisis nursery close

By From page A8 | April 22, 2014

Friends and neighbors, we cannot sit back and do nothing as we watch the Yolo Crisis Nursery close. It provides a service available nowhere else in Yolo County.

Should a single mother of two toddlers suddenly find herself temporarily unemployed and between housing situations, she can, without involving Child Protective Services or the courts, leave her children at the nursery. Fighting parents who need a safe place to take the children may turn to the nursery. Foster parents who are about to pull their hair out if they don’t have some respite can turn to the nursery, too.

The Yolo Crisis Nursery serves children from birth through age 5; it’s like an emergency room. The nursery prevents child abuse and child neglect.

These are just a few of the reasons the nursery should continue past its scheduled closure date of June 30. Let’s support Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza in his efforts to keep the nursery. Contact him at [email protected].

John and Sandi Kniep

Davis

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