Relief Nursery 

Springfield, Oregon 

The Relief Nursery is a nationally recognized non-profit organization with a mission to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect by early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families. They offer a variety of programs that work to stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect with a blend of therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol & drug recovery support services. Programs focus on serving low-income multi-stressed families with young children between birth and six years of age, who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect.

The Relief Nursery’s new 15,000 sf building in Springfield, Oregon contains six classrooms, a speech therapy room, a mental health counseling and observation room, a family resource area for food and clothing, and a parent education and community meeting room as well as office space.

This building expands the Relief Nursery’s operations into the Springfield area and is the organization’s second facility in the Eugene/Springfield metro-zone. The Relief Nursery currently helps around 1,000 families and 1,200 children a year through its primary location in Eugene. This new Springfield-based site will provide a closer location for families living in Springfield who use the Relief Nursery’s services and account for approximately a third of the nursery’s clientele. The goal of this design was to build a good quality, efficient building that meets the requirements of the Relief Nursery and to also serve as a prototype for other facilities in the future.