The Southern MN Crisis Nursery Ivy House is an ecumenical, faith based independent non-profit that exists to provide 24-hour care for children ages 0-12 in a safe and loving environment while supporting families who are experiencing a stressful situation.
Current Board Members
Amber Collins, Board Chair
Melanie Mohror, Board Vice Chair
Sarah Mertz, Board Treasurer
Nicole Hendrickson, Board Secretary
IVY HOUSE BOARD of directors
Non-board members in photo: Director, Evan Curtin; Family Advocate, Erin Miller; Community Partner, Denise Kamm
We are passionate about the work we do!
One board member explained, "As a psychologist I have the privilege of working with wonderful families. Many of these families could use more support and I like being part of that solution. Being able to tell a struggling client there is a resource like SMNCN is so pleasing. In the last several years of my practice I've seen how even a few hours for a "time out" or break can really turn the tide for someone and instill hope. Also, as the mother of a 15 month old daughter whom I adore, I've experienced first hand how challenging it can be to take care of a tiny human. We all need help sometimes. It takes a village."
-Katie Kuhlmann Schwartz