St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development

Focus Area: 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.

Grant supports offering St. David’s Family Place program in its new Harmon Center in downtown Minneapolis. The Harmon Center’s mission is to serve children and families ages birth to five who have experienced relational trauma in their families and homes. The center will especially reach out to East African families as an expansion of work around autism in that community. The Family Place will work both in classroom and in-home settings with children who either have a mental health diagnosis or are in a high stress environment, to help cultivate critical skills that are the foundation of early learning and kindergarten success.