Our Purpose

The Purpose of the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery is to
Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.

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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Lions Club Donation Helps Build a Playground

lions_donationThe Ontario Lions Club donated $500 toward the Alvin Hicks Memorial Playground at Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery. Hicks, a strong supporter of the Relief Nursery, was a long-time Lion and Ontario resident who died in July 2014. Pictured, from left, are Lion Ron Haidle; Relief Nursery executive director Kathie Collins; and club members Shawn and Angie Grove, Stuart Reitz, and Don Hatt. The nursery recently concluded its capital campaign, bringing in more than $1.3 million in private foundation grants, with the local community donating nearly $93,000.

While serving children in their new building since Oct. 10, the Relief Nursery is now raising money to complete an outdoor play area designed to enhance creativity and imagination. The Ontario-based relief nursery is one of 25 certified Relief Nurseries and satellites in Oregon whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect using proven interventions. Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery serves children ages 18 months to 5 years year-round in a therapeutic classroom, and their families through home visits and assistance.  -Argus Observer-

Open House Sneak Peek

open_house_4aMore than 100 community members visited our “Sneak Peek” open house event to tour our brand new facility! We were honored to have Dick Withnell visit our facility. Dick is the former chair of the Oregon Commission on Children & Families and a former member of the Oregon Early Learning Council.

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7th Annual Children’s Boutique & Baby Quilt Show!

Registration Form   *   Sponsorship Form  *  Vendor Agreement

Letter from Matthew Berria, Ph.D., PA-C

Help us to the Finish Line
July 25, 2016

Dear Supporter of TVCRN,

TVCRN is a non-profit program that provides our local at-risk toddlers and preschoolers with a better start in life. By providing high-risk families with education and opportunities to reduce the factors leading to generational adversity, a key outcome is the reduction in multigenerational reliance on entitlement programs, a reduction in foster care, and a reduction in rates of incarceration. Economists say there is a $4 to $16 return on investment in such programs!

Read the entire letter. . .

Family Connection Meeting / Celebrating Independence

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Each month, children enrolled at TVCRN and their families are invited to attend a Family Connection event. These feature fun activities, important information for parents, and an opportunity for parents to get to know one another. Our June 29 event was held at Ontario Lions Park.

          Photos by Ali Douglas

27th Annual Pretty Baby Contest

2016Baby-Contest_300You can sign your baby up now! Entry forms are available at these locations:

  • Treasure Valley Pediatric Clinic
  • Snake River Pediatrics
  • Valley Family Health Care
  • Care-O-Sell
  • Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery

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Who do you think was the pretty baby in 2015? (see slideshow)

See you at the Malheur County Fair!