An Urbana agency that provides a safe haven for kids in crisis has beefed up security in an effort to give those kids a more inviting atmosphere.
After four months of work, Crisis Nursery recently completed the upgrades, which include a new fence, new security cameras inside and outside the building and improved lighting.
Crisis Nursery Executive Director Stephanie Record said some security issues in the neighborhood brought about the need for the changes, and the cost of the upgrades was defrayed by a $54,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Record said the new measures allow for all of the kids at Crisis Nursery to enjoy the group's facility at once.
Record added that kids at Crisis Nursery were never unsafe before the security upgrades. Rather, the changes allow for better peace of mind and give staff more time to give kids the care they need.