• FamilyMeans

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    About Us

    A place to get and give help. FamilyMeans' mission is to strengthen communities by helping individuals and families* through life's challenges.

    *FamilyMeans believes a family consists of people, whether living together or apart, related by blood, marriage, adoption or commitment to care for one another.

    Every year, FamilyMeans helps over 16,000 individuals and families navigate life's challenges.

    Our Youth Development Initiative in the Landfall and Cimarron mobile-home communities provides the only on-site after-school and summer programming for youth ages 5 – 18

    School-Based Mental Health Services provides assessment, treatment and consultation services in the most easily accessed location for students: their schools. FamilyMeans provides counseling services in 24 schools in 5 districts in MN and Western W.

    FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy provides mental health services to families and individuals ages 3 and up by a team of multidisciplinary mental health professionals.

    FamilyMeans Caregiver & Aging provides education, counseling, information/referral, support groups and group and in-home respite to informal, unpaid caregivers of children and adults, including elders, with functional limitations.

    The Center for Grief & Loss, located in St. Paul, is a specialized mental health program that provides a range of services for grief, trauma, and life transitions. Services are available for children, teens, families, adults and couples.

    FamilyMeans Financial Solutions offers budget and credit counseling, debt management, student loan counseling, credit report review counseling, and financial education to help families develop the skills needed to establish and maintain financial stability


    FamilyMeans Staff, eager to serve the St. Croix Valley and Beyond!
    FamilyMeans wonderful volunteers! Over 200 each year!
    FamilyMeans Caregiving & Aging provides group and individual respite for caregivers!
    FamilyMeans Caregiving & Aging provides coaching and consultation to support caregivers.
    FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy supports all ages with individual, couple, and family counseling.
    Financial Solutions provides education to individuals and groups to help create financial security!
    Financial Solutions provides debt management and credit counseling to help you gain control of your finances.
    Youth programming to support undeserved populations in Landfall and Cimarron!
    Youth Development Theater Production
    Youth Development Art Class
    FamilyMeans Center for Grief & Loss in St. Paul
    Annual Power of the Purse Fundraiser
    FamilyMeams Booth at Twin Cities Pride Festival
    FamilyMeans supports the Stillwater Ponies!

    Rep/Contact Info

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    Melena Nord
    Director of Development & Communications
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