FamilyMeans 2023 End of Year Message

FamilyMeans 2023 End of Year Message

Dec 05, 2023
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Jim Holiday EOY


On behalf of the FamilyMeans staff and Board of Directors, I would like to thank the community for your unwavering support and generosity this year. As we celebrate the agency’s 60th Anniversary, we are proud to remain a pillar of support in our communities. Our clients are coming to us with heavy burdens, often in crisis, and unsure how to proceed. Our expert staff are available to provide critical support services through our Caregiving & Aging, Counseling & Therapy, Financial Solutions, and Youth Development programs. A special thank you to our staff and volunteers for providing life changing support each day. 

 Community needs continue to increase, and we project that in 2024 even more support will be requested. People are coming to us with higher financial debts, the growing aging population and their caregivers seek guidance, children and adults alike are experiencing increased mental health needs, and safe after-school programming continues to be essential to healthy, thriving youth. We need your help to continue to meet rising needs and cover increased expenses. Will you join me in making an end of year contribution to FamilyMeans? With you, better is possible!

 Thank you for your consideration. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!

 Jim Kroening

President & CEO



View our 60th Anniversary celebration video!


 This year, FamilyMeans celebrated our 60th year of service. View this short video to hear from clients on how your support changed their lives! Thank you!



Support FamilyMeans by making an end-of-year donation!


Individual contributions allow us to continue to provide essential programming to individuals in our community no matter their ability to pay. Gifts of any size are appreciated and critical in helping our programming continue to thrive. 

Secure online donations can be made using the donate button below. 

 Checks may be mailed or dropped off at the FamilyMeans Stillwater Office at 1875 Northwestern Ave. S., Stillwater, MN 55082.

 Questions about making a contribution? Please connect with Melena Nord at 651-789-4029 or



We need your help to continue our important work!


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1 in 4 older adults (65+) are considered socially isolated


FamilMeans Caregiving & Aging helps connect older adults in the community through programs in person and virtually. This year, we will host over 190 sessions specifically designed to decrease social isolation.

 Pictured above is a group from our Community Connection Program. Connecting individuals with memory loss to the community.


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40% of youth report persistent feelings of sadness/hopelessness


FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy is seeing clients in our outpatient clinics, virtually, and in local schools to combat post-pandemic mental health concerns, impacting daily functioning, health, and growth.

 Pictured above is therapist Toni Price holding a virtual therapy session at our Stillwater clinic.