We Turn To You

Who do you turn to when you are facing challenges or barriers? For many families, support is something that is not easily found. Due to isolation and crisis, families that access the Crisis Nursery often have no one to turn to in times of need. The Crisis Nursery is a place thousands of parents and children turn to each year.

On Give to the Max Day, November 13, 2014, the Crisis Nursery hopes that you will donate so that the Crisis Nursery can continue to give children the safety they deserve and parents the support they need. Thank you for your support in protecting families in crisis and children at-risk of abuse and neglect. crisisnursery.org/donate

The Need for Socially Appropriate, Supportive Parenting Programs

Recent episodes of child abuse, in particular the alleged actions of Adrian Peterson that resulted in major injury of a child, have sparked discussion locally and nationally.

These tragic incidents highlight the critical need for additional, socially appropriate, accessible and supportive parenting programs.

Regardless of how we may have been parented, research on best-practices for parenting and how it impacts the parent child relationship is constantly evolving. All parents can benefit from supportive parenting  education. Programs that incorporate best practices and build on families’ strengths will help to create an environment where children can thrive.

Yet, for the most isolated and transient families, accessing socially appropriate supportive parenting programs is challenging.  The many conversations the Peterson case has started must include the vital importance of giving every parent the opportunity to access quality education and resources.

Children don’t come with instruction manuals. Every parent will benefit from this opportunity to learn, and every child will be safer, and healthier because of it. 

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery Earns 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating - Highest Rating Available From Nation’s Premier Independent Charity Evaluator

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (July 16, 2014) – Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery has received a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator in recognition of the organization’s governance and other best practices for non-profit charitable organizations.

The 4-star rating recognizes the Crisis Nursery’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” said Ken Berger, Charity Navigator president and CEO.

The Crisis Nursery Turns 31!

It's our Birthday! 31 years ago today on April 23, 1983, the Crisis Nursery was dedicated and embarked on a mission to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families in our community! Thank you to our founding community partners, Junior League of Minneapolis, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), and B'nai B'rith International. We'd like to take a moment to recognize our visionary founders and the thousands of individuals and organizations who continue to support the Crisis Nursery's mission.

Thank You!

As 2013 wraps up all of us at the Crisis Nursery echo the words of our official Spokesbaby when she says thank you for all you do for us. If you are still looking to make a year-end donation, you can do so by clicking here.

Help Us Move!

Volunteer opportunities are now open at Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery! The Crisis Nursery is moving and we can’t do it without you! We are looking for volunteers ranging from one person to up to teams of 20 people to assist the Crisis Nursery move to South Minneapolis. Activities include packing, cleaning and unpacking at both the Golden Valley and Minneapolis location. The Crisis Nursery will graciously schedule individuals or groups who are available to volunteer during the following days and time periods. Please note the location site varies depending on the activity.

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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University presents Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes

The Crisis Nursery's Nursery Way care protocols help expand children’s coping skills and build lasting resiliency, while simultaneously educating parents as to child development and parenting skills.

This 5-minute video depicts the Frontiers of Innovation community’s theory of change for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is Moving!

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is excited to announce that we are moving to our south shelter in Minneapolis this coming Fall. For more information concerning this exciting change, please read our announcement.

Questions? Read the FAQ.

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Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery's south shelter

4544 4th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55419

2013 Children’s Mental Health eReview

The Crisis Nursery’s Children Services Director, Kamyala Howard, and Family Services Director, Molly Kenney, worked on the March 2013 Children’s Mental Health eReview. Read, How trauma gets ‘under the skin’: Biological and cognitive process of child maltreatment and learn about how the Crisis Nursery helps families experiencing trauma, crisis and toxic stress.

Cribnotes - Winter 2012

The Crisis Nursery's Winter Newsletter is now available. Cribnotes - Winter 2012