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, and referral to community resources- all at no cost.