Family Services

Family Services

The Family Services program serves African and African American families with minor children who are placed out of the home or are at-risk of out-of-home placement, in which there is no substantial finding of child endangerment and for which reunification is the goal. Referrals are taken through county Children and Adult Services.

Case management services assess the strengths and needs of the family, link families to client-centered, culturally appropriate wrap-around services, provide resources within their home community where possible, help the family to develop a positive support system, and offer life skills education to create a wellness-focused family culture.

Other resources supporting our Family Services/Preservation programming include parenting assessment services, family violence prevention and reduction services.

Sean Lewin - 612.813.5034

Sisters Advocating for Empowerment (S.A.F.E.)

The S.A.F.E. program provides culturally-specific support for African, African American and multicultural women who are involved in or are survivors of domestic violence, including women who have demonstrated aggressive behaviors. S.A.F.E. education, assistance and support groups are offered to participants working to develop, encourage and maintain safe and stable living situations. Program methodologies are rooted in evidence-based practices developed for cultural communities, and emphasize instilling and nurturing a sense of empowerment and wellness within all clients.

For more information, please contact:
Dona Evans, LICSW - 612.813.5034