Most families who use Crisis Nursery are ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations. At one time or another, most families experience stress that can feel overwhelming – financial difficulties, serious illness, strained relationships, divorce or loss of a loved one. During such times, providing children with the care and attention they need may be difficult.

Crisis Nursery is a child abuse prevention and family support program that provides temporary, short-term care for children in Olmsted County while families address a crisis situation. Additional services include: crisis counseling and support, parent education, in-home family counseling, referral to community resources, and a monthly parent education group called PARRK (Parents and Relatives Raising Kids) – all at no cost.

If you are an Olmsted County resident with children birth through age twelve, call 507-287-2020 to access Crisis Nursery services. After hours, please call 507-535-5625.