March 3, 2013 Leave a comment
Innovative Office Solutions is the proud sponsor of the Charity of the Month program in partnership with the Minnesota Wild. The program brings exposure to Minnesota Charities, once per month throughout the NHL season.
This month’s charity is The Family Partnership
One in four children live in poverty, we think even one is too many. The Family Partnership was founded in 1878, to stop the mistreatment of children, and respond to the fallout from poverty. The Family Partnership envisions a Twin Cities where all children and families have the opportunity to succeed and realize their full potential.
The Family Partnership combats the effects of poverty and creates brighter futures through three service areas; Counseling, Advocacy and Education. The Family Partnership is one of the longest-serving nonprofits in the Twin Cities and helps the community’s most distressed children and families to overcome crises and serious challenges, heal from trauma, gain new skills and life directions, and achieve a better future.
The Family Partnership works across the metro area from 6 service centers in urban & suburban neighborhoods but also goes when and where they are needed; to homes, shelters, food shelves, schools, faith communities, jails and prisons.
COUNSELING: Professional mental health therapists provide individual & family counseling; therapy groups for girls, boys, women & men; children’s play therapy; and in-home counseling. This improves well-being for people in troubling times. Multicultural, multilingual therapists help people heal and move ahead from child abuse, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and trauma. The Family Partnership helps people manage disorders, chemical recovery, and the stress of lifetime poverty. The Family Partnership helps maltreated infants regain positive attachment; children and teens change damaging behaviors, move on from delinquency, and turn around failing school performance.
EDUCATION: The Family Partnership serves high-risk kids age 16 months to 18 years old. For toddlers and preschoolers, The Family Partnership offers multicultural, bi-lingual therapeutic preschools in inner-city neighborhoods, where they reverse the impacts of poverty and trauma, and advance children’s delayed learning. The young children served by The Family Partnership have developmental delays, and they provide therapies such as speech/language, occupational, physical, and neurological music therapies to help brains and bodies grow strong. Parent education and supportive services increase family stability and enhance child-rearing skills. The Family Partnership offers enrichment programs for older children and youth who are experiencing challenges in school and in life. The Family Partnership provides three, six, and nine-month coaching to help youth improve behavior, academic performance, school attendance, and build life skills for ongoing success. They also operate youth leadership programs that prevent teen pregnancy, spark youth leadership and community service, and inspire teens for a better future.
ADVOCACY: The Family Partnership works to get people out of poverty by helping struggling families gain access to jobs, training, and housing. Individual advocacy efforts help victims of sexual exploitation, abuse, violence, and bullying to get the help they need, and succeed on action plans for a safe, self-reliant future. Grassroots leadership training helps those in poverty discover undeveloped talents, and they create and lead projects that improve neighborhoods and solve community problems. The Family Partnership advocates at the legislature and with policymakers for policy changes and resources to support children and families. The Family Partnership offers support, resources and training for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning) kids, their families and schools and offer several programs focused on violence prevention programming.
The Family Partnership is here for anyone who needs our help. For more than a century, our commitment has never wavered from helping children and families in poverty and distress build brighter futures for themselves.
For more information or to contact The Family Partnership visit www.thefamilypartnership.org