Admissions Criteria for SMNCN

 The SMNCN is a 24 hour care facility that operates 365 days a year. Children who meet the following criteria may stay at SMNCN for up to 72 hours at a time, up to 30 days in a calendar year.


  • Child must be between the ages of newborn to twelve years

  • Child’s family must be undergoing a crisis and be willing to meet with the family advocate and complete intake paperwork with a care plan including a minimum of one goal

  • Child must not require a handicap accessible home

  • SMNCN will accept children with physical or emotional limitations as long as the child does not require hospitalization, nursing care, injected medications, or major tranquilizers

  • There must be adequate staffing to provide safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate care to the child (we do not have enough staff to provide a 1:1 ratio)

  • Providing care to the child will not endanger other children or staff at the crisis nursery

  • Providing care to the child will not endanger the property of the crisis nursery or staff

  • Meets the requirements of the SMNCN sick policy for children

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SMNCN Sick Care Policy

Click                                          for the details of SMNCN's Sick Care Policy.

The objective of the SMNCN Fall Fundraiser is to raise money for the Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery (SMNCN), a 501(c) 3 organization. All funds raised will go to support the mission of SMNCN. The target audience for this event is those interested in supporting SMNCN aged 21 and over.

Ordering of tickets will be done online until 10/8/20 and pick up will be at the New Ulm Country Club on 10/15/20 from 4p-7:20p.  The Silent Auction begins 10/8/20 and is live until 10/15/20.

A Meal Ticket includes 1 meal of your choosing, a 1919 Rootbeer and a dessert.  A RESERVATION for a bottle of wine to PURCHASE FROM THE NEW ULM COUNTRY CLUB on 10/15/20 may be added to your ticket for $.01. Alcohol is not included in the ticket for this event.  Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to purchase alcohol.  The bottle of wine purchased will be sealed and must be consumed offsite.

Refunds are not available. See auction rules and conditions for details.