Itasca Area Crisis Nursery

The Itasca Area Crisis Nursery  is a family support program in our community designed to provide emergency or short-term care for children 0-12 years while families address crisis situations. A family crisis can be; work related, financial, housing issues, marital issues, physical or mental health problems.

The Crisis Nursery may provide 24 hour care for a single day, several nights or a portion of a day up to 48 consecutive hours. The program provides care through existing licensed childcare providers and licensed shelter homes. Crisis Nursery services are a confidential, non-threatening resource for parents and there are no income guidelines for this program. 

At the Crisis Nursery immediate family needs are assessed and referral assistance is provided to connect the family with community services such as parent support groups, counseling, parent education classes, housing resources, legal assistance and respite childcare. Crisis Nursery has a caring staff and volunteers who help families work through problems and focus on solutions. 

If you are interested in more information about the Itasca Area Crisis Nursery, or are in need of our services please contact: 

Email  or call 218-999-0808 or 1-877-687-1163. 

For immediate assistance or referral, please contact the 24 hour Help Line: 218-326-8565 or 1-800-442-8565 or contact First Call for Help 2-1-1