Together with families and community, we nurture children, build on family strengths, and find alternatives to violence.
Impact and Programs
SSFNC 2020 Family Outcomes
Children Live in Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Environments:
Demonstrate positive, responsive parenting techniques: 70%
Consistently promote children’s language development: 74%
Access community resources and referrals: 93%
Participate in regular home visiting or virtual/phone services: 70% average of 4 hrs/month
*2020 COVID and Community unrest contributed to somewhat lower home visiting participation than in previous years
Family Risk Factors
Child protection involvement (CP) - 36%
Child Abuse and Neglect History (CAN) - 43%
Mental Health History/Concerns (MHH) - 95%
Community violence or chemical dependency) - 30%
(Note: Community violence was recorded at program intake & before George Floyd's death)
2020 Demographics Family Members impacted and supported with SSFNC HV Services
# of Families Served in 2020: 52
Total # Family Members supported through Family Support Home Visiting Services: 217
Total # of children age 0 -5 yrs: 63
17% African Immigrant
9% African American
23% Native American
Food Insecurity among SSFNC Families
Pre Covid: 9 families demonstrated consistent food scarcity issues & 2 additional families with intermittent needs. 11 referrals were made to Hunger Solutions
Continuous Support: March 2020- Dec 2020 SSFNC consistently delivered three bags of groceries to an average of 35 families/week for a total of 30 weekly deliveries.
Post March 2020 (COVID and Civil Unrest): 80% of families demonstrate need and accept food support every week
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM OUTCOMES – 2020
Of 36 children enrolled in early learning at SSFNC, 33% demonstrated age appropriate development and 66% did not demonstrate age appropriate development.
Children Are Healthy:
92% completed well child checks
86% up to date with immunizations
Regular Tooth brushing at SSFNC was suspended in March 2020 (COVID) Brushes and Paste distributed for the whole family
100% of children attending ECE consume fresh and nutritious breakfast and lunch, Mon-Friday
100% of children explored the world of food cultivation
Children Are Ready for School
81% of children showed progress in all areas of development
83% of enrolled children received one or more individual therapeutic services (play, speech, occupational, or music)
89% maintained or improved their score on the ASQ-SE
SSFNC 2021 Overall Organizational Goals:
Southside Family Nurturing Center works toward greater health and education equity for families living in poverty in the Phillips community of South Minneapolis.
Our goals are to help children: 1) develop a sense of trust; 2) establish healthy relationships with adults and other children; 3) foster a sense of self-worth and community; 4) build skills to appropriately deal with their emotions; and 5) prepare academically, socially, and emotionally to succeed in kindergarten grade school, and beyond.
Our goals are to help parents: 1) become less isolated; 2) learn positive discipline techniques and child development information; 3) maintain healthy parent-child interactions; 4) increase self-sufficiency for themselves and their family; and 5) find and use community information and resources to support themselves and their children.
Children are Healthy
• 90% of children are up-to-date with immunizations
• 90% of children complete annual well-child checkups
• 80% of children engage in regular tooth-brushing
• 100% of children consume a nutritious breakfast and/or lunch Monday-Friday
• 100% of children explore the world of food cultivation, harvesting, processing, and preparation through regular classroom and neighborhood garden facilitated activities
Children are Ready for School
• 85% attendance rate in ECE program
• 100% of children fully evaluated at SSFNC demonstrate progress in all areas of development
• 90% of children who are not age appropriate receive early individual therapeutic intervention: speech, occupational, play and/or music therapy
• 85% of children show progress in all areas of development: social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language
• 85% of children maintain or improve their social-emotional functioning
Children Live in Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Environments
• 75% of families demonstrate positive, responsive parenting techniques that support children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development
• 85% of families consistently promote their children’s language development
• 95% of families access community resources and referrals
Community or Constituency Served
Low income young children and families at risk due to historical and generational trauma, abuse, neglect and poverty.
Geographic Area Served
High risk families in South Minneapolis' Phillips neighborhoods and surrounding communities within a 2-mile radius.