Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

crisis helpline 763 591 0100

It’s not easy to ask for help...but when you do, we’ll be there.

No matter how hard we try, sometimes life can overwhelm us. If you are experiencing a crisis and need help, call us at 763-591-0100. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, offering free services for families.

What is a crisis?

We trust that you know your family best, so you get to decide if you feel like you’re facing a crisis. We believe a crisis is anything that keeps someone from being the kind of parent/guardian they want to be, such as:

  • Emotional or physical exhaustion and in need of a break from parenting
  • Medical or mental health concerns requiring the need for someone to care for your children
  • Housing problems or the need for someone to care for children when looking for a place to live
  • Domestic violence situations and the need for a safe place for children to stay
  • Court ordered appearances and the need for someone to care for children

The process.

Call us, and we’ll work together to find you the support you need. Our services include crisis de-escalation, resources and referrals, short term overnight care for children ages birth – six, and home visiting. If you decide to bring your child to stay with us, please know:

  • We’ll listen so we understand how to best care for your child
  • We’ll help find the best way to get you and your family to the Nursery
  • All you need to bring is proof of residence in Hennepin County and any prescription medications your child needs. We’ll take care of the rest.
  • You are welcome to call and talk with your child during their stay at the Nursery

All services provided by the Nursery are confidential and voluntary, meaning you decide if we’re the right fit for you. We will not call Child Protective Services if you opt to use the Nursery, however, please know that Nursery staff are mandated reporters and must call Child Protective Services if they suspect child abuse or neglect.

“I was calling for four days straight, and I had someone to talk to every one of those days. I was so stressed, and the lady on the phone really helped me.”
— Terri, single mom of three children