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St. Louis Park Community Library 612-543-6125
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park www.hclib.org
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Outcomes as measured and validated by interviews, observation and/or surveys reported
STEP was able to serve 1,380 children with food for 5 weeks during this grant period.
myHealth conducted 86 teen client visits at St. Louis Park High School. 74 high school students were screened for depression/anxiety.
Families report educational success for their school aged children after receiving services from St. Louis Park School-Based Services program (formerly knows as "ACT"). In addition, parents report a better relationship with their child’s school staff and an increased self confidence as a parent advocating for their child at school.
A community forum to inform service providers and educators about the 2018 FSC granting process was highly successful and generated a doubling of the grant applications received by the FSC Board from the previous year.
Perspectives Kid’s Connection/The Connection Program served 95 SLP students and 67 families during this grant period:
In 2017, the St. Louis Park Family Services Collaborative announced the availability of funding for youth and family programs serving St. Louis Park community residents in 2018. A total of $72,000 of St. Louis Park’s Local Collaborative Time Study funds are being distributed for projects and activities that will occur in 2018.
Funds that were utilized for 2017 included:
myHealth provided clinical visits and counseling appointments to St. Louis Park high school students and worked with high school counselors to coordinate individual therapeutic appointments on-site at the high school.
Jewish Family and Children's Services ACT program provided families with referrals to community support services for basic needs, health and mental health resources, parenting and school support, legal and employment services, academic and enrichment activities and holiday gifts and food. ACT is present in the elementary schools and coordinates with the school social workers to support parents of elementary students going through difficult challenges.
STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program) served several thousand local residents - including over 1,000 children. On average each person was given 26 pounds of food including dairy, meat fresh fruit and vegetables.
Community Link's fifth annual St. Louis Park resource fair held on Aug. 23, 2017 at the new ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center) at the City's Rec. Center campus was the biggest and most successful to date, serving more than 300 parents and children from the community's lower-income rental housing complexes. Many community agencies and services came together to host a wonderful FREE event for all!
of students raised their reading level by a ½ grade
of students raised their math level by ½ grade
improved their academic performance
average school attendance was achieved by the students
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ACT St. Louis Park School-Based Services- A program of Jewish Family & Children's Service of Minneapolis
Following is one “impact story”, illustrating how funds from the St. Louis Park Family Services Collaborative impact local families.
A young single mother of three was referred to the ACT program by her Kindergarten son's school social worker. The student had severe medical and mental health issues which caused concerning behavioral challenges in the classroom. Several school suspensions resulted within the first few weeks of the school year. The social worker saw that the family had complicated needs that would require additional supports. ACT met with the parent and learned of additional needs including access to resources such as food and clothing, and need for assistance navigating complex systems such as the Hennepin County MFIP program and the health care system. The mother was incredibly overwhelmed and unfamiliar with area resources as she was new to the city. ACT staff engaged with the parent and provided in-home case management services. ACT accompanied the parent to mental health assessments for her son and advocated for them during school meetings. The family was referred to agencies that assist with basic needs such as STEP and Reach & Restore. Jewish Family and Children's Service also provided financial assistance when the parent was struggling to afford rent. By expanding the family's support system, she reported feeling more calm and less stressed. Frequent communication with school staff and collaborating with outside mental health providers allowed the student to get the services he needed to be successful.