24-hour care and material support for children ages 0-12 for families in stressful situations

Childcare Program​
Free confidential care for children ages 0-12 available 24 hours for up to a maximum of 72 hours at a time.  The free care can be used 30 days within a calendar year.  We follow a 1:3 caregiver to child ratio within a safe and loving home.  We can have a maximum of 6 children at one time.  Our caregivers are trained, background check certified and use best practices.
Family Advocate Program


Parents who use the Southern MN Crisis Nursery for their children may participate in our family advocate program.  Parents meet with a family advocate 1 to 1 when they drop off their child.  The family advocate will work with them to get connected with other programs in our community that can help them.  Upon picking up their child, the family advocate will meet with them once again to assess their needs going forward.

Clothing & Essential Needs Program​


The Crisis Nursery is able to distribute donated items such as clothing, diapers, and other essential items to families who use our services.