Headway Emotional Health Services

Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $12,000

Locations in Golden Valley, Richfield, Brooklyn Center and Hopkins. Headway provides comprehensive mental health therapy, counseling and classes to more than 45,000 families each year.

Grant supports expansion of Headway’s Healthy Families Home Visiting program that serves Native American families living in and around the Little Earth community in South Minneapolis. The program uses the Family Spirit curriculum to make the Healthy Families curriculum culturally appropriate. HEHS has hired a Native American social worker to implement it. The home visiting program focuses on young mothers with very young children, helping the mothers to understand child development and appropriate parenting skills.