Mission Statement:

"Sharing God's love with families by providing a safe and caring place for kids to stay."

New Executive Director!

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The Board of Directors for the SMNCN Ivy House is pleased to announce the new Executive Director, Michelle Markgraf.

Michelle comes to the organization with a MBA and years of experience as an executive director in the non-profit sector. Most recently she was employed by Kingdom Workers based in Wisconsin and the Compass Center based in South Dakota. Michelle and her husband Pete live in New Ulm and support the community in many ways. The Ivy House looks forward to continued growth as a small non-profit under her leadership.

IMportanT COVId-19 update:

The Ivy House is open and continuing to serve families during the Covid-19 pandemic.  We are taking many precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing

of our staff and the children we serve.  

If you or anyone you know needs assistance,

please call our Hotline at: (507) 766-6925.

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wish List

We are so grateful for all of the support our community has provided for us!  Look over our wish list PDF for our most up-to-date needs.


In addition, we have an Amazon Wishlist for very specific needs found here:


If you would like to make a donation please contact our director at: director@smncrisisnursery.com

As a 501(c)(3), all your donations are tax deductible!

Financial donations

Any amount that you are willing to give will help us complete our mission to strengthen our community.

Please see the 'Donate' tab above for more information.

Donated goods

To the left is an updated wish list of needed items if you are looking to support us with materials, however, we do request that all clothing items are new.

Call Us:


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 53

New Ulm, MN 56073