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 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.

We continue to appreciate your support during this trying time. 

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

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.