Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Mission Statement

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

Contact Information

4544 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

General Information

Alternative Name
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Crisis Nursery
Principal Staff
Mary Pat Lee
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
Number of Clients


Board Chair
Margot McManus
Number of Board Members
Board Meetings with Quorum
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery provided 5764 nights of care to children at risk of abuse and neglect. We made 2769 referrals to other agencies, provided medical treatment for 61 children, provided parent education to 102 parents, and served 57 families with our homevisiting program.
Current Goals
85% of children demonstrate social emotional competencies. 85% of children learn age appropriate coping skills. 80% of parents/guardians identify and discuss their child's social/emotional goals. 80% of parents/guardians gain understanding about their child's development. 80% of parents/guardians learn new techniques to reduce stress. 80% of parents/guardians report Crisis Nursery helped alleviate current crisis. 90% of parents/guardians have the knowledge and skills to access available community resources, information and referral. 100% of parents/guardians have a safety plan in place to keep their family safe.
Community or Constituency Served
Greater Minneapolis serves families in Hennepin county; sheltering children aged newborn through six. During life’s most challenging times, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is often the only place our community’s most isolated and poor families can turn. Whether they are dealing with homelessness, domestic violence, a medical emergency or exhaustion, Hennepin County families can seek help and hope from the Crisis Nursery every hour of the day, every day of the week. With a 24-hour crisis helpline, help is just a phone call away. Parents in crisis can also choose to bring their children ages newborn through age 6 (the ages most at risk for abuse of neglect) to the Crisis Nursery’s residential shelter. Children are cared for at the Crisis Nursery for up to three consecutive nights, 30 nights a year, giving overwhelmed parents time to address the immediate crisis in their lives. The Crisis Nursery also provides long-term, intensive support through home visiting.
Geographic Area Served
Hennepin County for shelter services. Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery has partnerships that expand our homevisiting social service and mental health services outside Hennepin County.


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $2,377,528 75.8%
Management $339,774 10.8%
Fundraising $421,050 13.4%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2014 2013 2012
End of Year: $2,660,369 $2,395,810 $1,993,661
Beginning of Year: $2,395,810 $1,993,661 $1,980,000
Difference: $264,559 $402,149 $13,661

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