The mission of Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families.

For 30 years, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery has been a critical lifeline to Hennepin County families in crisis and children at risk of abuse and neglect.

In 1978, the United Way conducted research on child abuse and neglect in the Minneapolis area. The study found that overstressed parents had no place to bring their children when they needed a respite from child care while they resolved a family crisis. To fill this need, the Junior League of Minneapolis and partnering community groups established the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, the first agency of its kind in Minnesota. We opened our doors in 1983. The Crisis Nursery is located in Minneapolis and currently has 18 beds in which to care for children.

The Crisis Nursery’s programs—including a 24-hour crisis line, crisis counseling, community referrals, parent education classes, a family support group, a home visiting program, and overnight residential care for parents to place their children voluntarily-newborn through age six-for up to three nights while they address their crisis-act as models for similar agencies nationwide. Crisis Nursery programming helps families with their immediate crisis and helps them create long-term family safety.

You donation supports the thousands of vulnerable children that Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery cares for every year. Together we can end child abuse and neglect.

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