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 Outreach- Hispanic Family Therapy 

  • Goodhue County Health and Human Services- Follow Along Program

  • Partner School Districts- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports System and Sanford Harmony 

  • Three River Community Action Council- Economic Bridging Program

The Mental Health Coalition

The Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative along with Every Hand Joined, Fernbrook Family Center, The Goodhue County Community Health Assessment (CHA) Committee, Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, Make It Ok, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems convenes the Mental Health Coalition of Goodhue County.  The Mental 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

ACEs Training and Community Awareness

The Goodhue County Child & Family Collaborative offers free training community groups on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resiliency.  Our goal is to share the message of ACEs and supporting resiliency in our children, our families, and our communities.  To learn more about our ACEs initiative click HERE.