Our Purpose

The mission of the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery
is to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening at-risk families.

We help children heal from difficult life experiences and wrap a variety of services around families in crisis to help them rebuild their lives and help their children thrive. We nurture hope.

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Relief Run Color Blast 2018

April 21 marks the 9th annual Relief Run Color Blast!

Grab some friends or your co-workers (friendly co-workers are the best!) and join us for a dance party at 10 a.m. We’ll announce the winners of the Team Costume Contest just before the start gun sounds at 11 a.m.

Special thanks to local celebrity Dale Jeffries for serving as emcee.

See you at Beck-Kiwanis Park
– and be sure to stay around after the Run for great food and beverages.

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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University – Video Collection

These brief videos (posted with permission) offer great explanations about the need for interventions in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. They also provide excellent information about how prolonged stress or trauma in early childhood negatively affects the adult population of the future.

Early Childhood Educators: Building Brains Together

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Tour Our Nursery

Kathie Collins reading to a toddler.So, what happens within the 8,000-sq. ft. building on Southeast Sixth Street? What makes a classroom therapeutic? Why does the Nursery have a clothes closet? What’s inside a toddler gym? What all is entailed in an evidence-based home visiting program? Get your answers to these and other burning questions by taking a tour of our new facility!

Call Kathie to make an appointment: 541.823.2526, ext. 320.

Vale Senior Provides Relief Nursery with Essential Equipment

One day a week this past summer, for six weeks, Sable Kelso, her brother, Payton, and friend, Edgar Rivera, drove from Vale to Ontario to volunteer in the therapeutic classrooms at Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery.

After working with the children and spending time in the Nursery, Kelso decided she wanted to do more.

“The Nursery can always use donations and people give them a lot of supplies,” she said. “I wanted to give whatever I could that would help.”

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MCHD Visit Nursery

Little girl standing next to a wall being measured by two adults for height. Making a mark on the wall (butcher paper taped to the wall) just above the top of her head.

TVCRN really values its community partnerships. Among those partners is the Malheur County Health Department. At monthly home visitor meetings, we exchange information that will help our shared clients reach their goals. The Nursery refers clients to the health department’s Women-Infants-and-Children (WIC) program. And, every other month, MCHD staff visit TVCRN to weigh and measure children enrolled in our therapeutic early childhood program to ensure all are thriving. Here, nurse Susan Way and Public Health Preparedness Coordinator Dave Fenstemacher check the height of one of the Nursery’s cute kiddos.

VFW Recognizes TVCRN

Two VFW members with Kathie in the middle holding a certificate.Harvey Hatfield, Jr., Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5452 (left) and VFW member Frank Griffith (right), presented Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery, represented by executive director Kathie Collins (center) a certificate of recognition for flying the American flag daily. The gentlemen plan to return at a later date to present certificates of achievement to children enrolled in the Nursery who memorize the Pledge of Allegiance.