MoveFwd (formerly Teens Alone)

Mission Statement

MoveFwd is on a mission to ensure that every teen and young adult is safely housed and working towards their educational and life goals.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments MoveFwd therapists facilitated mental health support groups in high school and junior high settings around topics such as anxiety/depression, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, stress management and chemical health. These groups were in addition to conducting individual, one on one therapy with youth in their school setting and/or at our agency. MoveFwd outreach worker connected with over 150 youth through community outreach to help with basic needs, housing crisis, food support, and connections to resources. We started offering a monthly parenting support group for parents of teens on topics requested by the parents themselves. Attendance ranged from 10-25 parents at each session. Topics included communication, conflict resolution, how to detect mental health warning signs, sexual health, and other topics that parents were interested in. A portion of time at each group is set aside for parents to connect with each other. Started a teen and young adult parent group that meets monthly facilitated by a MoveFwd therapist that is trained in Parent Education. This group provides education for young parents on issues such as attachment, child development, the importance of the parents self care, as well as provides a time for them to ask questions and learn from the facilitator as well as other parents. In an effort is to remove the barriers for these teen parents, MoveFwd provides transportation, child care and dinner.
Current Goals Increase our mental health therapy capacity on staff. Provide mental health services at the new Student Wellness centers in Hopkins School District. Continue and grow our mental health support groups in high schools and junior highs. Adopt additional mental health tools to support the work that therapists are doing with youth and families.
Community or Constituency Served Young people, ages 12-24 and/or their parents/family members. Residents and/or youth who are attending school or reside within the Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park or Wayzata school districts.
Geographic Area Served Geographical boundaries are determined by the Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Wayzata school districts. In scattered site transitional living program, most young people have a connection to the suburban Hennepin County area.

Reports & Finances

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Organization Last Reviewed on 04/19/2019

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1001 Highway 7, Room 237
Hopkins, MN 55305
Phone: 952-988-8336

General Information

Alternative Name: Teens Alone
EIN: 41-1689632
Principal Staff: Sarah Granger
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 7.18
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 500
Ruling Year: 1995


Board Chair: Kiesha Mayes
Number of Board Members: 13
Average Member Attendance: 5.7

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