St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development

Focus Area: Advocacy in Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

Based in Minnetonka, serves the Twin Cities metro area. St. David’s is a long-established children’s mental health organization serving more than 2,500 children, adults and families each year. It is also the new fiscal sponsor for the Minnesota Targeted Home Visiting Coalition (MTHVC).

Grant supports continuing a campaign by the Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting, for which St. David's is the fiscal agent, to secure statewide funding for targeted, intensive home visiting, increase political support for home visiting as a core early childhood service, and collaborate to improve the quality of home-visiting services. MCTHV will provide expertise to partners and other coalitions that have adopted the coalition’s legislative platform, especially Minnesota’s Prenatal-3 coalition and the Start Early Funders. Home visiting has been able to adapt to the Covid-19 crisis through virtual visits and is providing important support to vulnerable families.