FAQ

Q.  Who does the Southern MN Crisis Nursery serve?

A.  Anyone who calls and asks for help with taking care of their children due to a stressful situation.  Children ages 0-12 can stay at the crisis nursery.

Q.  How do I contact the SMNCN about having my child come to the nursery?

A.  Call our hotline: 507-766-6925, 24/7 to access help. 

Q.  How long can children stay at the crisis nursery?

A.  A child can stay for 1 hour or up to 72 hours at a time and for a total of 30 days in a year.

Q.  How many children can stay at the crisis nursery at one time?

A.  We can have up to 6 children at a time with a caregiver to child ratio of 1:3.

Q.  What is the cost for families to use the crisis nursery?

A.  NONE!  This is a free service to families. We are a non-profit organization supported by donations and grants!

Q.  Is the Southern MN Crisis Nursery part of Brown County Human Services?

A.  No. The Ivy House is an independent organization that works directly with children to reduce stress and give families resources to succeed. Like all organizations that work with children in Minnesota, we are required to report suspected abuse and neglect.

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.