Family Partnership, The
Building strong families, vital communities, and capable children. Through counseling, education programs and advocacy, we support families in need and empower them to solve problems.
Review Completed: 9/10/2010
From the Council
Reuben Lindh Family Services merged with The Family Partnership 01/01/2011.
414 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
|Other Names Used
||Family Partnership, Family & Children's Service, Family and Children's Service, Family & Children's Services, Family and Children's Services, Families and Children Services, Familiy and Childrens Services, Family, Reuben Lindh Family Services, Inc.
||Molly Greenman, President and CEO
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||National: Alliance for Children and Families, Council of Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, United Neighborhood Centers of America Local: Rule 29, Essential Community Provider
MACC Alliance for Connected Communities, MACC CommonWealth
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Most Recent Audit
Families, children, teens, and adults experience positive change as a result of their participation with The Family Partnership. In 2009, we served 20,911 people. Measurable outcomes consistently meet or exceeded goals each year. Examples in each of our four service areas are:
1. We provided mental health COUNSELING to 5,218 people in 2009, helping them deal with a range of issues and disorders; 45% have experienced family violence - 72% of which improved overall functioning and well-being.
2. We provided EDUCATION PROGRAMS to 200 families whose children have serious struggles in school with truancy, behavior, or academic performance. Within six- to nine-months, children improved or maintained: an average or better grades (73%); positive behaviors and social skills (83%); and a positive attitude toward school (79%).
3. Our PRIDE advocates work to REDUCE VIOLENCE by helping women and teens who are escaping sexual exploitation and prostitution; 88% of 140 women who participated extensively are out of prostitution and no longer engage in it; 56% have connected or reconnected to a positive family structure or support system.
4. ADVOCACY: Staff and community members presented the Peace, Power and Unity Conference. Over 200 racially and culturally diverse people attended the conference, participating in 12 different constituent-led workshops. Participants gained knowledge and skills for organizing community members to take action and gain results on issues of concern. They learned about action committees and contributed their ideas and voices with others to develop advocacy action strategies.
The Family Partnership will help children, families and communities build social, emotional and civic capital. We will know this when:
1. Children in our education programs demonstrate improved attitude toward school, improved or stable grades of average or better rating, improved or stable positive behaviors and social skills, and a sense of mastery.
2. People experiencing domestic violence - survivors and batterers - gain the capability to deal with their situation, create a safety plan, and report increased domestic safety.
3. Children, teens, and adults participating in at least four sessions of mental health counseling report improved life functioning and well-being.
4. Youth referred for truancy, property offenses, more serious delinquency, or domestic abuse stop problematic behaviors.
5. Parents in our peer support networks increase healthy connections and family strength, such as: know new ways to support their children’s learning and reading skills; gain strategies and confidence to get involved in their children’s school; know about community resources; know other adults who support them as parents and feel less isolated.
6. Diverse and under-represented people take action on issues of concern to their families and neighborhoods in our violence prevention and community organizing initiatives, and their efforts produce at least three measurable changes in systems or policies.
Community or Constituency Served
The Family Partnership, (formerly known as Family & Children's Service) is here for anyone who needs our help, but we place a strong emphasis on reaching children and families who experience the greatest disparities in their access to services, care or opportunity. Nearly 82% of people served are very low-income; over 75% are people of color; 38% are immigrants; and 40% children.
Geographic Area Served
The Family Partnership works all around the Twin Cities region – from our six offices in Minneapolis (Downtown, North, South, East Lake Street), Bloomington and Brooklyn Park AND in other settings such as low-income apartments and housing complexes, schools across the metro area, Head Start preschools, transitional living programs, faith communities, correctional facilities, libraries and community centers, at other nonprofits, and in home visits. About half the people served are from urban neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul; and half are from southern and northwest metro suburbs with high concentrations of poverty.
Impact and Programs
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