The Willkommen Committee visited Ivy House recently to welcome them as new members of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. Weelborg Chevrolet is able to sponsor a non-profit with their level of Chamber membership and chose Ivy House. Ivy House provides free confidential care for children ages 0-12 for up to a maximum of 72 hours at a time. They follow a 1:3 caregiver to child ratio within a safe and loving home. “It is really a safe place,” said Program Manager Erin Miller. They can have a maximum of 6 children at one time. The caregivers are trained, background check certified and use best practices. Parents who use the Ivy House for their children may participate in their family advocate program. The crisis nursery is able to distribute donated items such as clothing, diapers and other essential items to families who use our services. The crisis line 507-766-6925 for 24/7 access to help.
Pictured here left to right in the back row: Sarah Mertz – Ivy House Board Member, Trevor Park with United Prairie Bank, Randy Schroeder with Frandsen Bank, Andy Braulick – Ivy House Board Member, Steve Turvold – Ivy House Board Member, Sarah Warmka – Chamber President. Front row: Sandy Scheibel with KNUJ, Erin Miller with Ivy House, Kim Hanson with New Ulm Real Estate & Ivy House Board Member, Melanie Mohror – Ivy House Board Member, Amy Midtbruget with Weelborg Chevrolet, and Michelle Markgraf – Interim Executive Director of Ivy House.