FamilyMeans believes providing access for anyone who needs help is important, and that extends to partnering with area schools. For children and teens, prevention and early intervention means reaching them where they are – in the schools.
The agency's first in-school access began in 1990 when FamilyMeans started its Children in Transition program in Stillwater, Minn., and New Richmond, Wis., schools for kids whose families were experiencing divorce or separation.
In 1996, FamilyMeans mental health therapists began providing in-school support at a few schools in Stillwater. Today, thanks to additional community support, access has continued to grow and students are receiving education, assessment, referral, therapy and after-care from FamilyMeans therapists in five school districts: Stillwater, Mahtomedi and North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale in Minnesota and in New Richmond and Hudson in Wisconsin.
If you're interested in learning about school-based services, please contact your school social worker or counselor and request a referral.
For more questions about FamilyMeans services, please call (651) 439-4840.