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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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.

Our Giving Trees

Christmas tree highlighting paper ornaments noting donation suggestions.During the Season of Giving, we invite friends of the Relief Nursery to choose an ornament from one of the Giving Trees currently up in our community.

Thank you to these community-minded businesses who support our efforts to keep children safe and strengthen families, and thank you to all who took the time to take an ornament and make a donation.

Our community rocks!

Therapeutic Weighted Quilt

Therapeutic Weighted Quilt, small squares and rectangle pieces, multicolored.This therapeutic weighted blanket was quilted and donated by the lovely ladies of the Ripper Quilters Club.

A therapist treating one of  our children said the child would benefit from a weighted blanket, but the family could not afford one. Weighing at 10% of body weight, such quilts are designed for trauma victims.

Thank you, Ripper Quilt Club!

Ontario Police Department Donation Support Our Kids

Ontario Police Chief Cal Kunz pushing a little girl on a tricycle.


Ontario Police Chief Cal Kunz donated a set of toy traffic signs for the tricycle path on the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery playground.

Kunz, Sheri Smith, and  Dallas Brockett and Bil Carter, pictured with three of the Nursery’s children.


Presenting the gift were Kunz, OPD office manager Sheri Smith, and code enforcement officers Dallas Brockett and Bil Carter, pictured here with some of the Nursery’s cute kiddos – who love the trike path and the signs.


Washington Federal Foundation Supports Family Connection

Mark Oester, and Rachel Bell are here presenting a check for $500 to Kathie Collins.Washington Federal Foundation awarded a grant to Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery for its Family Connection events this year. Mark Oester, manager, and Rachel Bell (left), personal banker, of Washington Federal’s Ontario branch, are here presenting a check for $500 to Kathie Collins, TVCRN’s executive director. The funds will be used for expenses related to monthly gatherings which are a time for parents to learn information about a specific topic related to the health, safety, or wellbeing of their children, such as “Preparing Nutritional Meals on a Budget,” “Halloween Safety,” or “the Importance of Reading to Children.” Sometimes, these events are an opportunity for positive parent-child interactions, such as the “Olympics” in the summer, where a variety of games are played while the importance of regular physical activity is encouraged.


VFW Commander Donates

Harvey Hatfield, Jr.Harvey Hatfield, Jr., commander of VFW Post 5452 in Ontario, brought by coloring books and crayons for the preschool therapeutic classrooms in December, with a commitment to bring other coloring books this spring and summer. These coloring books focused on “saying ‘no’ to drugs,” with forthcoming books to center around first responder heroes and the pledge of allegiance.

Thank you, Harvey and VFW members for supporting TVCRN’s efforts to help move at-risk children to trajectories of success!