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Crisis Nurseries

Free 24/7 Care for Children & Support for Families

LSS Crisis Nursery staff understand that to provide a safeKids playing together. and nurturing environment at home, there are times when parents need additional support. This confidential and voluntary service is available in three areas.

Parents dealing with personal stress or crises such as an illness, housing problems, divorce or separation, financial strains or other issues can benefit by contacting us.

A child’s parent or legal guardian can request:

  • Short-term care (up to three days) for children up to 12 years of age by licensed providers
  • Crisis counseling and support for families
  • Information and referrals to additional community resources


Duluth Area Crisis Nursery
1 East First Street, Suite 301, Duluth, MN 55802

Mankato Area Crisis Nursery
710 S 2nd Street, Mankato, MN, 56001

St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery
1205 6th Avenue South #2, St. Cloud MN 56301

Note: sometimes our nurseries become full. Licensed childcare or foster care homes are needed to share their love, lives and homes with children in need. Please contact a Crisis Nursery in your area if you are interested in providing care.