Impact and Programs
The American Indian Family Center (AIFC) saw increased participation throughout services this past year, including a total number of 4,415 community members and 739 families, who have identified tribal affiliations nationwide.
Of those served in 2018, 551 families participated in the AIFC Family and Youth Services including 127 receiving weekly Parent Education Support, 105 in Youth Leadership and Development Services, 162 in Employment and Education Services and 157 in Homeless Prevention and Housing Services. In addition, the AIFC Behavioral Health Services provided a combined total of 2,094 hours of mental health care to American Indian community members. Through this department 335 families attended Traditional Healing Ceremonies and 19 families were provided with support and traditional teachings led by the AIFC Elder in Residence.
Goals for our current fiscal year are to continue to research and pilot a social enterprise initiative, complete a strategic plan and expand our chemical dependency program.
Community or Constituency Served
We serve American Indian individuals and families residing in the greater metro area.
Geographic Area Served
We serve American Indian families residing in the greater Twin Cities area.