Childcare Services

Crisis Nursery Services

Provides safe, no-cost, short-term crisis childcare for children 0-12 in Crow Wing County. Children are cared for by licensed daycare and/or foster care providers.

In 2016, we worked to arrange 37 separate placements for children to have a safe place to stay when their parents needed a break or time to attend to a family crisis.

To request Crisis Nursery, call Bridges of Hope at 218.825.7682, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. On weekends and holidays, call 218.330.2106, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Respite Services

Provides safe, no-cost, regularly scheduled (usually once per month) respite childcare for families with mental health or behavioral challenges, in Crow Wing County. Children are cared for by licensed providers or by family-identified providers who pass a background check.

In 2017, we arranged 286 respite care placements for 49 families.

Limited availability/enrollment. To request Respite, call Bridges of Hope at 218.825.7682 and ask to speak with the staff who arranges Respite.

For information on the Foster & Respite Care Providers & Adoptive Parents Intiative, click here.

Read more about our work through Childcare Services here.