Minnesota One-Stop For Communities is a nonprofit organization that has been helping parents since 2012 navigate the legal and logistical challenges of the child welfare system. Our goal is for parents to be reunited with their children and connect them with community resources to improve their family's quality of life.
One of the benefits of our Parent Mentor Program is we have firsthand experience with the child welfare system and although we serve all families, our emphasis is on black, brown, and indigenous families who face a disproportionate number of separations and typically wait longer for reunification. Having a Parent Mentor brings hope that recovery is possible and that children do come home.
Since 2017, Minnesota One-Stop for Communities has been helping parents navigate the legal and logistical challenges of the child welfare system. Each year, thousands of children experience out-of-home care due to a lack of legal support, community resources, and mentoring for parents.
Our goal is to assist parents in reunification and connect them with community resources to improve their family's quality of life.
Why We DO What We DO
The mission of Minnesota One-Stop for Communities is to strengthen and support individuals and families in communities to be safe, stable, and healthy. We do this by taking our experiences to help guide and support parents in reuniting with their children. It's also an opportunity for us to give back to the community and see families restored because we ourselves have been there.
Since 2017, 337 families have received direct services from us and since 2019, we have seen 85 children returned to their homes with 14 being American-Indian and 34 of them being African-American.