Whole Family utilizes family-centered coaching to engage parents as experts on their children and family. Families set goals and lead the program by identifying their hopes and dreams, their strengths, and challenges. Each family has a coach who provides the tools to set, plan for, and achieve the family’s goals
Head Start Program
Head Start is a state and federally funded early childhood program for expectant mothers and children ages birth-5 years old. The program offers comprehensive services to enrolled children and families, giving priority to limited income families and children with special needs. Head Start programs offer a nurturing environment that supports the healthy growth and development of each child in the context of family, culture and community. Early Head Start serves pregnant moms and children up to age 3, and Head Start serves children ages 3 or 4 years of age by September 1 of the school year.
Program Eligibility: Families with income up to 100% Federal Poverty Guideline are income eligible. Automatic qualifiers include receipt of MFIP, SSI, or experiencing homelessness or foster care. Family income over 100% of FPG may be considered for enrollment after income eligible children are enrolled.
For more information about our Head Start Program please call (218) 512-1515 or CLICK HEREto apply.
Family, Friend & Neighbor (FFN) Child Care Program
Family, Friend, & Neighbor (FFN) Child Care Program, a program of the MN Department of Human Services, provides support for Spanish-speaking FFN caregivers in building trusting relationships, supporting their early childhood learning journey, connecting to services and resources, and advocating for the inclusion of FFN caregivers with Minnesota’s network of early care and learning. For more information, please call 218-593-0686 or visit our website.
Refugee Resettlement Program
Everyone should have the tools they need to succeed. The Refugee Resettlement Program works with New American individuals & families to help overcome challenges so they can be stable & successful in our community. A Family Coach provides supportive services to the whole family & assists in navigating immediate crisis needs, identifying available community resources, & understanding systems such as school, employment, public transportation, renting, & banking.
To be eligible, the applicant must be:
• A resident of the United States for 5 years or less
• A resident of Minnesota
• Meet the definition of Refugee, Asylee, Trafficking Victim, Cuban and Haitian entrants, or be on a Special Immigrant Visa
Rainbow Bridge Parenting Time Center
The Mission of Rainbow Bridge Parenting Time Center is to provide a safe environment to bring about the physical transfer of/or visitation with children without contact between the parental parties. Services include Supervised Parenting Time and Safe Exchanges in a family-friendly environment. To utilize the Rainbow Bridge Parenting Time Center, all parties must complete an intake session. To schedule an intake appointment, please contact the Rainbow Bridge office at (218) 512-1555. Intakes are done between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. Rainbow Bridge cannot force a person to agree to services.
Rainbow Bridge does not require a court order for use of services, but does require a copy if one is in place. Rainbow Bridge has no legal jurisdiction; we will use the court order as a guide but are under no obligation to follow what is listed. Rainbow Bridge does not have the authority to enforce court orders; therefore, if a consensus cannot be reached between both parties regarding scheduling, no activity will be scheduled.
Rainbow Bridge is now a program of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center. All services remain operational in the same location. Please direct any questions or concerns to RACC's Chief Program Office, Myla. Email or (701) 293-7273