July 20, 2018
FamilyWise will be able to certify and support community members providing supervised parenting time and exchanges! We’re currently developing this service expansion with a goal to pilot test this fall.
As the largest provider in Minnesota, our staff actively monitors parent-child interactions for almost 1,000 households across the state. We do this at five centers ranging from Anoka to Lakeville. However, need in the community exceeds our capacity. There’s a lack of safe, neutral spaces and monitors in rural areas, especially.
To provide accessible and affordable options outside of our centers, we’re building online training modules. These will be supplemented by support from our expert staff and a cohort network of other supervisors.
This project would be impossible without our partner Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC). MACC’s Social Enterprise Development Network (SEDN) awarded FamilyWise a grant of $25,000 to expand services. The SEDN pulls together expertise, resources and technical assistance to help member agencies take their social enterprise ventures and ideas to the next level.
We can’t wait to update you as we move forward with planning!
For nearly 20 years, Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities’s member-driven organization has shown that collective action and a collective voice is a powerful way to create transformative change. MACC provides innovative solutions so that their members can focus on what matters most – mission. While each of MACC’s members has a distinct voice in the community, they are united by a belief that we have greater impact when we partner, connect and courageously collaborate with each other to achieve greater equality for those we serve. Learn More
Since 1976, FamilyWise has been keeping children safe and helping families gain the stability needed to lead healthy and productive lives. FamilyWise provides parent education, comprehensive support services, and supervised visitation and safe exchange services to at-risk children and families experiencing trauma. In 2017, nearly 1,200 children under the age of six were kept safe while parents learned to help them achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones. 91% of program participants are considered low income. Learn More
Contact: Ann Gaasch
Email | 612.877.7827