At The Family Partnership, we are on a mission to build strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children.
We envision a Twin Cities where all children and families, regardless of income or origins, reach their full potential. The Family Partnership will be the leader in closing opportunity and achievement gaps for children and families living in poverty by providing high-impact multicultural services, building powerful community partnerships, and changing public policy.
Impact and Programs
A core tenet of how The Family Partnership does our work is removing barriers to healing – from past or present hurt, trauma, or adversity – so that individuals, families, and communities have the tools to thrive. Healing was central to our work in 2022. The loss, uncertainty, and lack of hope created by the pandemic, increased levels of violence, and persistent systemic inequities combined create a world that, to live in, requires healing. The areas TFP serves are some of the hardest hit by the circumstances of the past several years, disproportionately impacting communities that were already experiencing disparities, especially Immigrant, Indigenous, and Communities of Color. In 2022, we serve 4,562 children and adults from 1,356 households - 95% from low-income households; 49% 18 years of age or under; 80% people of color; 60% girls and women; 4% transgender or gender non-conforming. Of those served, 95% of preschool graduates tested kindergarten-ready, compared with 60% statewide and 52% in households with low incomes; 96% of criminal justice-involved youth remained in school, 88% remained at home, and 83% had no new arrests; 93% of families with open Child Protection cases increased parenting skills and reduced the risk of maltreatment; 94% of participants in our anti-sex trafficking program decreased their involvement in the commercial sex industry.
The Family Partnership envisions a world where families succeed and communities are strong. We remove barriers to success by taking an innovative, multi-generational approach to services, addressing systemic inequities, and leading policy change. We invest in those we serve and forge partnerships that elevate our impact – so we can be a strong, positive force for families today, and for future generations. In the upcoming years, The Family Partnership plans to create that vision by further developing the five pillars of our Strategic Priorities. Impact through services: The communities we serve are some of the most burdened by ongoing inequalities and racism. In this context, families faced disproportionate losses last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, and rising levels of violence. We will continue to work on the front lines, responding to community needs with effective, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed services. We provide services in four key areas: Early Childhood Education & Care, Family Home Visiting, Mental Health Therapies, and Anti-Sex Trafficking programming. Thought, practice and policy leadership: Families and children thrive because we are an active agent in service and policy innovation. TFP centers on equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Organization health and resilience because the health and resilience of the staff and board is foundational to our capacity. Financial sustainability because financial resources fuel our services and policy initiatives.
Community or Constituency Served
Children and young adults (ages 0-24) and their families.
Geographic Area Served
The Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul).