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Family Community Support

Picture The Family Community Support Program provides a body of services to severely emotionally disturbed (SED) and emotionally disturbed (ED) children/adolescents and their families. This program is based on referrals coming from schools, parents, social services and Mental Health Professionals. Once referred, the individual will be screened to determine eligibility for admittance into the program. ED/SED children under the age of eighteen are eligible for the program. There is no fee charged for participating in the Family Community Support Program. The program is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Children’s Mental Health Block Grant and fee for services under Medicaid.

To assist children/adolescents who are at risk for out-of-home placement to live successfully in their home, remain in their community, and attend their local school.

The Family Community Support Program consists of qualified mental health professionals, mental health practitioners, a program director, and family community support aides. Aides are supervised personnel who assist eligible youth to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in their individual treatment agreement and are more mentoring in nature.


  • Increase ability to cope with problems
  • Help to grow emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and academically
  • Develop daily living skills
  • Provide social and recreational opportunities

Support Program Services

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Client Outreach
  • Individual Case Management
  • Family Community Support Practitioners
  • Family Support Aides
  • Community Support Treatment Plan
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Professional Consultation and Advocacy