Impact and Programs
In 2018 Relate served and positively impacted over 10,000 clients and area families. We increased school based services to 8 School Districts and 40 buildings. We developed and deployed suicide prevention training and materials and invested in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) to add to our early childhood interventions. We increased office-based services to respond to increasing call and internet inquiries and were recognized as a Star Tribune Top 150 workplace in Minnesota.
School-based and senior life program expansion with associated funding; 2 - PCIT program equipped and active; 3 – Review documented client outcomes method; 4 - Maximize 50th Year program fundraising potential via grants and individual donors; 5 - Expand work in schools and gifted services; 6 - Initiate Relate's role in Minnetonka PD's pilot crisis intervention program; 7 - Strengthen staff recruitment and retention plans to meet increase program development and demand; 8 - Continue to develop DEI goals, training and culture via a combined staff and board Ad Hoc Committee; 9 - Enhance monthly dashboard to better reflect program and financial elements for board and staff; 10 - Ensure co-located gifted programs are mutually beneficial and sustainable.
Community or Constituency Served
Individuals of all age ranges, with a focus on children, adolescents and adults living in the western Minneapolis suburbs and western Carver County. School-based counseling to students, families and staff; consultative services to Head Start programs; employee assistance to employers; and education presentation to the community. We offer limited outpatient services at three local food shelves. We see all clients regardless of their ability to pay.
Geographic Area Served
We serve primarily the Western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN, including Hennepin and Carver counties