Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $10,000
Located in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. SFNC has been providing services to families in south Minneapolis experiencing trauma for the past 45 years. It offers therapeutic early childhood education, including play therapy and music therapy, home visiting services and family support services. In 2018, it identified a need for a culturally relevant home visiting program and identified the Family Spirit model as appropriate.
Grant supports the implementation of the Family Spirit home visiting model, expanding evidence-based home visiting to 12 additional Native, Latinx and Somali families at risk of abuse and neglect in the Phillips neighborhood. Family Spirit was developed to support young Native parents in gaining knowledge and skills in social emotional development to help their preschool-aged children. SFNC will adapt the curriculum to serve Latinx and Somali families as well.