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

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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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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