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We are committed to using our resources to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and their families.

Belonging

December 19, 2018

The biological need for belonging is incredibly strong and pervasive in all humans. It is the basis for our survival in life. Human babies require the longest time span for development to adulthood. We have drawn the line at 18 years of age; when it is said we become an adult human. However, we know […]

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[The group calling themselves] Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping has documented nearly 50 cases in 23 counties across the state of Minnesota in which children were wrongly removed and placed into foster care, based on false or disputed evidence. Star Tribune Article, June 6, 2018 When I read this article, I felt terrible […]

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Standing with Youth

April 4, 2018

The Sauer Family Foundation is proud to stand with youth in foster care, as well as our youngest Minnesotans at the state capitol. Seeing them and hearing their voices is a reminder to our lawmakers of the important work that needs to be done for the future of our state. The signs carried by the […]

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Communities of Well-Being

December 19, 2017

After three and a half years, the Sauer Collaborative for Child Well-Being came full circle.  We came together at the Minneapolis Foundation in June of 2014.  We invited a group of professionals from across the child welfare system to come together to work on aligning the system to child well-being.  Over the years, the collaborative […]

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Permanent Adult Connections

October 18, 2017

A few years ago, we did two focus groups: one was with youth aging out of foster care and one was with adults who had been in foster care.  In both groups, I listened as they talked about what it felt like to only have adults in their lives who were paid to be there.  […]

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