Our Mission & Values


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


Safety:  We believe the security and well-being of children come first.

Courage:  We believe seeking support is a sign of strength.

Respect:  We promote a culture which values the dignity of all.

Community:  We believe, together with families, our community has a responsibility for children.

Inclusion:  We create a welcoming environment in which each person feels engaged, empowered and respected.

Collaboration:  We believe by working with strategic partners, we combine our strengths to achieve greater goals.

Excellence:  Our work is rooted in evidence-informed practices, a commitment to continuous program improvement and leadership in the effort to end child abuse and neglect.

Safety and Wellness:

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is committed to the wellness and safety of clients, staff and volunteers. 

The Crisis Nursery promotes safety and wellness by: 

  • Providing a safe physical environment
  • Providing safe and nutritious meals
  • Providing time and space for physical activity 

To this end, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery has a Wellness and Safety Committee which meets quarterly to discuss wellness and safety issues. Stakeholders who wish to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Wellness Policy should contact Al Willig, Finance & Operations Director.  Stakeholders who would like to see the results of the most recent assessment on the implementation of the Wellness Policy should contact Keith Johnson, Food Service Coordinator.