Volunteers who get involved with YSI are constantly demonstrating what it really means to care for others and believe in a cause. If you or anyone in your family has volunteered before you know it’s not for the faint of heart. It can be incredibly rewarding, but also challenging and requires a certain type of person who is willing to dedicate their time and effort week after week.

YSI’s crisis nurseries are designed for parents and other caregivers who need a safe space for their pre-school children while they pursue housing, employment, education, a career, or other time consuming endeavor that might not allow them to spend all day with their children. Both the Sally Watson and Baring House Crisis Nursery benefit the community and provide a flexible option for parents who are in need of a break or temporary help. Last year, more than 1,000 babies and young children received emergency care at YSI’s nurseries.

If you or someone you know would like to get involved you can find out more about all of our programs at www.ysiphilly.org.