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Parenting for the Future

We build skills with parents who have cognitive limitations adversely affecting their parenting skills and who have a child under age five living at home. While we build parenting skills, we also ensure that children are developmentally on-track.

Services That Support Your Needs.

We provide parenting education, access to community resources and joint activities for parents and children to build their relationship.

  • Parent education through classroom instruction weekly (min 1 hour per session). Group activities include education, support, living skills and skills-based therapy, individualized goal setting for families, and parent/child activities and music therapy activities.
  • Home visits to ensure that parenting skills learned in groups are transferred to the home.
  • Connecting families to community resources. We accompany parents and advocate for a variety of their needs during visits and appointments.
  • For children, we provide access to immunizations and Well-Child checkups.
  • We offer developmental screenings for your child. If needed, we offer early therapy intervention. Therapies include speech, occupational, physical, music and play therapy to enhance learning potential.
  • We offer early childhood education and developmental support for children age infant to five years at our preschools. We may refer to The Family Partnership preschools.

Program Overview

Who is this for?

Parents with cognitive limitations adversely affecting their parenting skills who have at least one child under age five living at home.

How do I enroll?

Referrals are made by Hennepin County, hospitals, MVNA nurses, social workers and other agencies, or by self-referral.

Individuals with undiagnosed, but suspected learning challenges may be accepted to the program if any of the following characteristics are identified:

  • Enrollment in special education classes in grade school and/or high school or did not complete high school
  • Difficulty with reading and/or writing
  • Needs help in recognizing cues and needs of children
  • Currently receiving or has applied for Social Security disability income
  • Could benefit from a supportive environment focused on parenting and self-esteem

Individuals with open Child Protection cases are not eligible until the cases are closed.

Download Referral Form

What is the cost?

This program is fully funded by Hennepin County. 

  • Parenting for the Future offers a limited number of scholarships for our preschools. We can also help direct families who qualify to other scholarship resources.
  • We assist families with resources to meet basic needs.

Where is it located?

We conduct Home Visits. Hours as arranged.

Our Hybrid model includes Virtual visits and group meetings. In-person meetings and child therapies are available at The Family Partnership, 1501 Xerxes Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 and at 1527 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

I want to be a wonder mom who is loving and supportive and cheering her on to develop into a great person.

Nicole, Program Participant talking about her daughter

Let’s talk!

For further information on the program or enrollment, please contact:

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Regina Cole

Director of Home Visiting Programs

Direct: 612-214-8138
Fax: 763-521-3893 
Email: rcole@thefamilypartnership.org