Our focus on prevention comes from the belief that supporting families early on to prevent unstable situations or crisis strengthens families and builds healthier communities.
Our focus on coordination comes from the belief that joint efforts result in greater impact. By allowing the collaborative to combine resources, while working together across the county, we can do things that no one entity could do alone. To support our mission, the council meets regularly and appoints committees and subcommittees to address needs as necessary.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to our Local Collaborative Time Study participants from Anoka County Corrections, Anoka County Public Health Nursing, and the seven school districts: Anoka-Hennepin, Centennial, Columbia Heights, Fridley, St. Francis, Spring Lake Park, and Forest Lake. The time so unselfishly given to the study is greatly appreciated. Without the Local Collaborative Time Study, many of the goals we share for our children and families would have gone unrealized.
We would also like to thank the many local community organizations, businesses and foundations for their generous contributions over the years.
The Anoka County Children and Family Council is a Family Service collaborative with joint membership comprised of Anoka County and seven school districts, Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP), and three appointed community agencies. In addition to participating members from the joint powers agreement, we also have parent member representation as well as additional interested community organizations and service providers.
Bridges to Mental Wellness
Bridges to Mental Wellness gathered more than 100 professionals from the community, schools, and government agencies April 17 to learn about helping children thrive from birth to 5 years old.