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Gift Matching Available For SAHS Wellness Center

Gift Matching Available For SAHS Wellness Center

Anonymous donors have gifted $100,000 to help Stillwater-based FamilyMeans enhance its school-based mental health program for high school students, which is located in the Wellness Center within Stillwater Area High School.

Citing mental health as a pressing need, the donors want to maximize their donation by challenging the community to match the amount of their donation. This generous…

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Is It Time To Get Help? Try A Free Caregiver Assessment Tool

Is It Time To Get Help? Try A Free Caregiver Assessment Tool

Have you ever asked if it is time to get help? If so, then it probably is. 

Many older adults and their families have a hard time deciding if it is time to get help and…

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November Is

November Is "National Family Caregivers Month"

“Respite: Care for Caregivers” is the theme for this November, which is National Family Caregivers Month. FamilyMeans extends its deepest appreciation to caregivers everywhere, and we stand ready to provide support, encouragement, and relief to caregivers in Washington County. Nearly 250 families each year receive help from a caring FamilyMeans Respite Volunteer.…

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Caring For Others Is Only Half of A Caregiver’s Role

Caring For Others Is Only Half of A Caregiver’s Role

It is estimated that 736,000 Minnesotans – or 1 in every 6 people in the state – provide regular care to someone who has a health problem, or some form of long-term illness or disability. This is a large number of people throughout Minnesota who pull double duty; taking on the responsibility of caring for someone else, while also needing to care for themselves. And when a loved one is in need of…

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Cimarron Youth Center Opens For Activities

Cimarron Youth Center Opens For Activities

FamilyMeans’ multi-year effort to build a new program space for Cimarron youth finally culminated this spring. As youth walked in the doors on opening day of the Cimarron Youth Center, they immediately felt at home, gravitating to the areas that felt most appealing. They tested the malleability of the bean bag chairs, bathed in the warm light offered by the large window wall, and partnered for conversation…

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