Mission Statement

Mission: FamilyMeans strengthens communities by helping individuals and families* through challenges in all life stages. *Definition of Family: A family consists of people, whether living together or apart, related by blood, marriage, adoption, or the commitment to care for or about one another.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2018, the agency’s 56 employees, 220 volunteers, and 14 independent contractors served over 16,000 people across four core program areas: Caregiving & Aging, Counseling & Therapy (including school-based and Center for Grief & Loss), Financial Solutions, and Youth Development.
Current Goals FamilyMeans strengthens communities by helping individuals and families through challenges in all life stages. Our programming consists of the following main areas: Caregiving & Aging, Counseling & Therapy (including school-based and Center for Grief & Loss), Employee Assistance, Financial Solutions, and Youth Development in Cimarron and Landfall. Our aim is to be adaptable, accessible, and affordable, especially in our programming, and to provide meaningful engagement for our volunteers.
Community or Constituency Served FamilyMeans has 5 different service areas providing services to people working through a variety of life's challenges. Counseling & Therapy supports the mental health of individuals, couples, and families of any age at our outpatient clinics, including specialty clinic for grief and loss. As well as, students ages 5-18 in 23 schools (in 5 districts) in MN and Western WI. Caregiving & Aging supports caregivers as they provide care for a child or aging adult with a disability, frailty, or cognitive decline. Financial Solutions supports those trying to work their way out of debt and/or manage finances. Youth Development supports youth in the under-served communities of Landfall and Cimarron, ages 5-18. Employee Assistance Program provides contracted support for employees.
Geographic Area Served Minnesota Locations: Cimarron, Landfall, Rochester, St. Paul, and Stillwater Wisconsin Locations: Eau Claire and Hudson Many services are also provided over the phone and web. Making our service area even more broad.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/31/2019

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1875 Northwestern Ave S
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-439-4840

General Information

Alternative Name: Family Means, Family Service St. Croix,
EIN: 41-6045574
Principal Staff: Arba-Della Beck
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 52
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 16,044
Ruling Year: 1965


Board Chair: Elizabeth McGinley
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 16
Average Member Attendance: 10.6

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