It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since we started Care in Action Minnesota. A lot has changed in that time and yet much has remained the same. Our developing organizational identity continues to be fueled by the tenacity of our supporters. Without your dedicated support over the past year, our work would not be possible. In the middle of the pandemic, you stepped forward more than ever to touch lives and help people in need.
We are continually inspired by your commitment. Whether you are a donor, a volunteer, or a caring person concerned about the plight of children and families impacted by child maltreatment, we are very grateful for your generosity of time, funds, and spirit.
What Has Changed
We have experienced tremendous growth since Care in Action Minnesota’s early days, in geographic area served and the numbers of foster youth, children & families we have been able to support. You have helped us grow our impact, from what began with a small church in one county to now serving six counties across Minnesota with several local business partners, compassionate individuals, community, volunteer and faith-based groups investing in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.
What Has Stayed the Same
Our commitment to offering programming impacting children who have experienced abuse or neglect, strengthen families, connect communities, and prevent childhood maltreatment. Our commitment to collaborating with county and community partners. Our role to partner with families to assess child safety and family needs, encourage families to develop their own solutions to their challenges, and identify supportive resources to help care for and protect their children.
The impact thus far has been tremendous. We have kept families together. We have made reunification possible. We have helped complete the final steps for adoption. We have helped families fleeing abuse. We have helped families secure permanent housing after years of experiencing chronic homelessness. We have helped children and families heal. We have raised awareness. We have prevented child abuse.
Unfortunately, families still need our help, and the systems designed to help them still struggle with disparities. We remain committed to addressing these disparities. And above all, we remain committed to our vision of a world with no family violence, where all children, youth, and families can operate at their full potential and have the resources and skills they need to live with hope and dignity.