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What We Do

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." -Coretta Scott King
Community Grants

The Local Collaborative Time Study (LCTS) is a random moment in time study administered by the MN Department of Human Services to generate new federal dollars for children's mental health and family services collaboratives.  Each year the Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative distributes a large portion of these funds through grants to further the mission and the goal of the Collaborative. To find out more about our funding guidelines and how to apply please click HERE.

Our current grantees are:

  • C.A.R.E. Clinic- Hispanic Family Therapy 

  • Goodhue County Health and Human Services- Follow Along Program

  • Goodhue County Education District- Strengthening Students’ Resilience through Learning and Whole Student Supports

  • Hispanic Outreach- Youth and Family Program

  • Three River Community Action Council- Economic Bridging Program

  • United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha, and Pierce- Packing for the Weekend

The Mental & Chemical Health Coalition

The Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative along with Fernbrook Family Center, The Goodhue County Community Health Assessment (CHA) Committee, Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems convenes the Mental Health Coalition of Goodhue County.  The Mental & Chemical Health Coalition strives to create a strengthened and unified framework to improve mental health and reduce duplication in Goodhue County. Our vision is for a Goodhue County that has mentally healthy and thriving kids and adults.

The Mental Health Coalition is currently working on the following focus areas:

  • Survey, Analyze and Improve the Service Array of Mental Health Providers

  • Educate and Improve Mental Wellness- in the community

  • Educate and Improve Mental Wellness- in children and families

  • Create a Mental Health Resource Guide

The Goodhue County Community Resilience Project

The Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative offers free training community groups on Adversity, resilience, and building connections with youth. We also offer technical assistance to schools, workplaces, and organizations that are trying to implement resilience-informed practices and policies. Our goal is to create a healthy, resilient community, where all youth and families are supported.  To learn more about the Community Resilience Project click HERE.

Calm Classroom

The Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative financially supports Calm Classroom in Goodhue County schools.  Currently, this program is being piloted in Red Wing Public Schools.


Calm Classroom combines the power of mindfulness with the research-backed benefits of brain breaks to inspire school communities to...

  • Cultivate a daily practice of caring for one’s own mental and emotional well-being

  • Connect as a classroom community around a shared mindfulness routine

  • Develop a friendly self-awareness of one’s own mind, body and emotions

  • Learn to calm the nervous system

  • Strengthen mental focus

Learn more about Calm Classroom HERE.

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