Mission Statement:

"The SMNCN is a 24-hour home that exists to provide a temporary, safe and loving environment for children while supporting and strengthening families experiencing a stressful situation."

IMportanT COVId-19 update:

The SMNCN board of directors has made the very difficult decision to temporarily close the Ivy House services to families effective Thursday, March 19, 2020.  The safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers is the utmost importance and at this time we are not able to provide services at the Ivy House safely.


Although the 24-7 care is not available the Ivy House staff will still be answering the 24-7 hotline to provide support and guidance to families.  The Ivy House will be closed for a period of 2 weeks during which we will be working diligently on modifying our services so that we can open our doors to serve families as soon as possible.  We will be using information from the MDH and CDC to guide our decisions moving forward.  We are committed to our mission of providing a safe and loving space for families, and we will continue to do that the best we can. 

Got Skills?



We are always in need for volunteers for help around the

house as well as childcare volunteers! 

Click on the volunteer tab above for information about

our volunteer opportunities and how to apply.  

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: http://a.co/6BUirol

If you would like to make a donation please contact Amber Collins at: smncrisisnursery@gmail.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