The St. Louis Park Family Services Collaborative is a locally based grassroots effort to promote health, education and services to children and families most in need in the local community. It is early intervention and prevention services at a local level to keep children out of foster care and keep families intact by using an integrated service system.
The St. Louis Park Family Services Collaborative was established in 1996 to improve the social, emotional, educational and economic outcomes of all youth and their families by creating an integrated, proactive service delivery system.This is accomplished by avoiding duplication; eliminating barriers; promoting asset building; coordinating resources; and, working together, addressing the unmet needs of youth and families, especially those with inadequate resources.
Our Mission is to improve the lives and develop the well being of at-risk children and families in St. Louis Park in partnership with the community.
Our Core Values
The Collaborative is funded federally through LCTS (Local Collaborative Time Study). These funds have been designated by state statue for use in expansion of early intervention and prevention services in Minnesota communities. The funds come from the Department of Human Services and are distributed to counties social services that in turn transfer the funds to the Collaborative.