The Family Partnership
Building strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children for over 138 years.
The Family Partnership is rich in history, and its story is reflective of the important and unique role that the private, not-for-profit human service system has played in this country. The Family Partnership was founded in 1878 as the Minneapolis Humane Society to fill a glaring gap in services to children. Like most early nonprofit organizations, it was formed by volunteers. Over the years the organization grew and changed with the times. Ours is a story of anticipation, adaptation, and innovation.