Children’s Alley serves primarily low-income families, therefore, fees are based on a sliding scale to ensure everyone may participate. Free childcare is provided to women staying at local domestic violence shelters. Children, who are often facing crisis situations at home, benefit from having a stable, nurturing environment.
By providing affordable, drop-in childcare to struggling families, parents receive the support they need to retain employment, look for jobs, seek housing or other vital activities.
Drop-in, childcare enables parents to retain employment (especially those who work non-traditional hours), ensures that children are not left home alone and provides care for families facing crisis situations.