Nova House

1310 South German Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
Brown County

Phone:  (507) 354-2174
Fax:  (507) 354-6192
Email Nova House here

Download our Referral Packet here

Nova House is an Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) program.  It includes time-limited residential services to individuals who are in need of a structured setting. IRTS are designed to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and the necessary skills to live in a more independent setting.

The services provided within our program are planned and coordinated with local mental health resources. We provide supportive services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Individuals in the IRTS program may also access and receive services outside our facility for which they are eligible. The following services are provided within Thrive Behavioral Network, LLC IRTS programs:

  • Individualized Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Nursing Services
  • Inter-agency Case Coordination
  • Transition & discharge planning
  • Independent Living skills development
  • Medication Management
  • Vocational Skills
  • Illness Management & Recovery Program
  • Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Family Education

Nova House staff members include experienced individuals who receive ongoing training including:

  • Crisis Intervention 
  • Vulnerable Adult Protection 
  • Safety & Health Instruction 
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Illness Management & Recovery
  • Family Education
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Suicide Risks
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Medication Management 
  • Individual Treatment Plan Development & Implementation 
  • Healthy Lifestyle Skills
  • Client Rights 
  • Therapeutic Intervention 
  • Community Integration

Nova House places the highest value on the following:

  • Mutual respect 
  • Meaningful programming 
  • Personalized care 
  • Safe, comfortable, pleasant environments 
  • Experienced, trained staff 
  • Client-centered care 

Thrive Behavioral Network, LLC IRTS programs operate with a Rule 36 license from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and is certified as a Board and Lodge facility. Nova House accepts Medical Assistance and many other sources of funding. For more information please contact us.

Nova House partners with many community health resources to offer comprehensive care. Some of these local area resources include:

  • Sioux Trails Mental Health Center
  • New Ulm Family Services Center
  • New Ulm Medical Center 
  • South Central Community Based Adult Mental Health Initiative (SCCBI)
  • Brown County Social Services

Local Area Attractions:

  • An hour and a half drive from the metropolitan area of Minneapolis, cultural heritage tourism supplements the area's agriculture-based economy. 
  • German cultural heritage activities 
  • The Concord Singers, a male vocal group, founded in 1931, organized to preserve the German musical heritage of New Ulm 
  • German inspired architecture
  • German and European festivals
  • German Park, located downtown