Our 6 month Impact Report

Toby’s House Crisis Nursery is excited to share with everyone our 6-month impact report! We are committed to keeping the children in our community safe by offering free respite care to children. Please reach out to us if you have questions on how to help, if you want to visit the nursery or if you have questions about what we are doing! We love showing what we do! 406-770-3191

TH 6-month Impact



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Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Coffee Cruise

CASA- CAN and Toby’s House Crisis Nursery have teamed up for Warm Hands Warm Hearts.
Warm Hands Warm Hearts is a coffee cruise-style fundraiser for CASA-CAN and Toby’s House Crisis Nursery during October in Great Falls, Montana.


Participants will purchase passports for $30 at the following locations:


Not your Mammas Nutrition 924 13th Ave S.
Dragon Fly Dry Goods 504 Central Ave
AMP Coffee Co 910 9th Street NW
Double Barrel 1500 9th Ave S.
Montana Coffee Barn 5101 N. Star BLVD
Electric City Coffee 319 Central
The CASA CAN office 325 2nd Ave.
Toby’s House Crisis Nursery 421 5th Street N.
Cash, Check, or PayPal is available for payment options
Present the passport to participating coffee shops Oct 11-22 to receive a stamp and a FREEBIE!!
Morning Light Roasters Oct 11-22
½ Lb non-flavored beans
Double Barrell Oct 12
12 oz latte and a sweet biscuit
Electric City Coffee Oct 11-22
A 16 oz latte of your choice


Not Your Mammas Nutrition All days except Sunday, Oct 17
1 kid shake- pumpkin spice or banana bread
1 house tea
Montana Coffee Barn Oct 15-16 and Oct 21-22
16 oz latte
AL BANCO Oct 12-15 & 19-22
One coffee drink
AMP Oct Oct 14 &15
Once you fill up your passport, you can take it to the CASA office or Toby’s House Crisis Nursery for a chance to win a prize!
Scheels has donated $250 in gift cards and Electric City has donated a 9 inch cake

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Mad fundraiser at Teriyaki Madness to support Toby’s House!

Do you want to help keep the children in our community safe? Then head on over to Teriyaki Madness on August 23rd for a MAD fundraiser for Toby’s House Crisis Nursery. From 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Teriyaki Madness will donate 20% of every order to Toby’s House who is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering FREE temporary emergency care to children 0-6 years of age. You must present the flyer below for Toby’s House to receive the 20% from your order.  See you at Teriyaki Madness!

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Team up for Toby’s House: Voyagers & Russell Country FCU

Team up for Toby’s House: Voyagers & Russell Country FCU

Join us for a great night at the ballgame! Saturday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchase at Toby’s House 421 5th Street North or by clicking the link below!

Kids 5 & under are free!

*Jersey Off your Back Auction
*Tickets sold through Toby’s House Benefit the children in our community!

Toby’s House seeks to reduce the impacts of childhood trauma and ensure children in our community are safe. They work to support children and their families in building resilience. In addition to providing clothing, diapers, food, and blankets, services like temporary respite, short-term childcare, and sobriety support are also offered. One parent commented, “I am so grateful for this organization. I was at rock bottom before they came into my life, and I am thriving.” If you or someone you know is in need of the support Toby’s House offers, contact them today at 406-770-3191.


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Casa-Can/Toby’s House Charity Run

Casa-Can/Toby’s House Charity Run

Join us and CASA-CAN for a virtual Superhero Fun Run! Dress up as your favorite superhero, gather your friends! Follow our event for links to info and sign up for the 5k fun run–prizes and fun!

CASA-CAN/Toby’s House Charity Run (“CTCR”) was created in 2021 as a way to raise funds for both organizations that help children in Cascade County, Montana
*Background about CASA-CAN/Toby’s House*
Since 1981, CASA-CAN has been recruiting, training, and supervising CASA/GAL volunteers to represent the child’s best interest in child abuse and neglect proceedings in Cascade County. In December 2020, Toby’s House Crisis Nursery opened.
Toby’s House provides emergency respite care to children in our community ages 0-6. CASA-CAN and Toby’s House are both non-profit organizations that help children in our community. Both organizations rely on donations, grants, and fundraising to stay open.

For more information about our event, go to click here to register!!

Click here to register!!

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Nursery Opening Soon-KRTV article



Posted at 5:41 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 5:50 PM, Dec 14, 2020

GREAT FALLS — Toby’s House Crisis Nursery is on the verge of finally opening. Susie Zeak, the executive director said Monday she hopes to be open December 28.

The organization has been working to open for years, with the most recent challenge being a lack of applicants for open positions.

Zeak says specifically the challenge is finding people willing to work evenings, nights, and weekends. Rather than keep waiting, Toby’s House has applied for a license to become a group childcare center.

The license will allow Toby’s House to open and start providing some service while working to get more staff. “I feel very strongly about giving the community this gift during the holidays, to offer respite for families that need childcare,” Zeak said.

In order to be licensed as a crisis nursery, Toby’s House has to be open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week 365 days a year.

To learn more, volunteer, or donate, click here to visit the website, or click here to visit the Facebook page. You can also call 406-770-3191‬ or email [email protected].

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Crisis Nursery Support A Solid Step To Prevent Child Abuse

Recent deaths, assaults and reports of abuse of area children leave us asking what can be done to prevent these tragedies.

One Great Falls-based project, organized with help from the Kiwanis Club of Great Falls, called Toby’s House, is working to help provide an answer. Toby’s House is a proposed crisis nursery in Great Falls.

The Electric City has shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse, the YWCA Mercy Home, and it has a Children’s Receiving Home for kids removed by the state from dangerous living situations.

Backers of Toby’s House say a crisis nursery would fill an important niche.

“It’s something completely different from the other two,” said Jo-Viviane Jones, family health services division manager for the Cascade-Great Falls City-County Health Department.

She said the crisis nursery would provide up to 72 hours of emergency and respite relief for adults in various situations — a parent suffering extreme stress, a mother going to a job interview, or an adult raising three children who “just can’t handle it anymore.” Infants and toddlers are particularly susceptible to physical assaults and parental neglect.

Toby’s House would give parents in crisis a chance to cool off and perhaps head off a tragedy. Jones said it would apply to grandchildren and fathers raising youngsters, and to other caregivers.

“It is filling a gap,” she said.

The idea for Toby’s House originated after of the death of October Perez, 2, who was brutally killed by her mother’s live-in boyfriend in 2011.

At a seminar, Jones talked to an expert who suggested she visit Spokane, which started a crisis nursery four decades ago after the deaths of several young children. The Early Childhood Coalition based in Great Falls sent Jones to Spokane to see how it works.

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