About us

Our story

Care in Action Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on improving quality of life for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and preventing maltreatment.

We do this by providing community education and developing partnerships between community members and county child protection services.

Our history

Care in Action Minnesota was established by Pete and Chris Singer in Washington County, Minnesota, in 2005. It was modeled after the HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support) organization in Charleston, S.C.

Pete Singer is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience working with children and adults who have mental health diagnoses and intellectual disabilities. Chris Singer has worked more than 20 years in various healthcare leadership positions, and currently serves as chief operating officer of a community healthcare system.

Meet our staff and board of directors.

Find out what impact we’re having.

Here’s how we work.

Learn more

Watch this speech by founder Peter Singer to learn more about how Care in Action improves quality of life for children and families.