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

How can we do this better for the well-being of children? There are no words for the sadness I feel for the child and the grandmother in this story. Notice the court and social service interventions started when the child was born, and he is almost 4 years old when the Appeals Court decision was […]

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I can’t believe it is mid-August already! That means it is almost time for the Great Minnesota Get-Together and then everyone knows what comes next – Back to School! This seems like a good time to look at what we’ve learned from our school-based, toxic-stress-busting pilots of the ALIVE/Miss Kendra Program. We funded the Miss […]

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It is difficult for me to imagine having my children taken from me and then going to court with no one to tell me what is happening. Unless a person has attended law school or worked in our court system, the average American does not know what to expect when arriving at court. If you […]

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Homelessness in Minnesota

April 10, 2019

There was an article in the paper recently (StarTribune, March 21, 2019) that tells us that the point-in-time homeless count in Minnesota shows that homelessness has increased by 10%. Family homelessness has decreased by 5%, but overall there were more people homeless in Minnesota on October 25th of 2018 than in previous years. The one-night […]

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Connected Kids Initiative

March 21, 2019

The Connected Kids Initiative (CKI) was born out of eight unique Minnesota agencies collaborating for a better future for kids and families in our communities and neighborhoods. They launched their non-traditional team (non-profit, government and church) in late 2016 and came up with a strategic plan.  They piloted their idea in Anoka County and within one […]

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