We're just doing it a little bit differently. To comply with social distancing due to COVID-19, we have suspended all in-person therapy and parent education. The Family Enhancement Center has officially transitioned to offering virtual services utilizing Zoom video software.

Since April, The Family Enhancement Center has recently transitioned all psychotherapy and parent education services to a virtual format, utilizing Zoom video software. At this time, families are experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety. They are worried about getting sick, loss of income, loss of structure & stability, and adjusting to having children at home. Our ability to offer mental health services and other educational services is more vital now, than ever before.

Offering therapy and parent support using electronic devices is not ideal – this kind of virtual therapy has its limitations – but we are adapting and moving forward! Our staff is continually learning how to best translate their services to a virtual format and how to engage children and families in therapy over a screen.

Interested in receiving virtual psychotherapy or parent education? We’re here to help! Give us a call at 612-827-3028 or email us at info@mnpreventabuse.org

Give to the Max Day 2021 is Just Around the Corner!

It’s that time of year again! GTMD is Minnesota’s single, most impactful day of individual giving. This “annual celebration of generosity” provides supporters like you with the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways and maximize the impact of your gift.

Your gift helps our agency build stronger families and create safer homes for children impacted by trauma and abuse. Access to therapy, mentorship, and parent education has the power to break the cycle of abuse – to make a bright future possible for families on their path to healing.

We hope you will join us this Give to the Max – your support helps change lives. Click HERE to make a financial contribution today.

Our Renewed Commitment - Family Enhancement Center

Our Renewed Commitment

Striving to Be An Anti-Racist Agency

We have been appalled by the senseless murder of George Floyd, and stand with our South Minneapolis neighbors in saying “Enough!” Racism has been a part of many of our institutions and it hurts us all.

The staff and board of the Family Enhancement Center have been struggling with how, as an agency, we can authentically respond to this latest injustice against a person of color. We have had difficult conversations, supported one another and tried to make sure our staff persons of color know that the Family Enhancement Center has their back. But frankly, that is not enough.

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FEC is open and going virtual

We Are Open and Going Virtual

The Family Enhancement Center has recently transitioned all psychotherapy and parent education services to a virtual format, utilizing Zoom video software. At this time, families are experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety. They are worried about getting sick, loss of income, loss of structure & stability, and adjusting to having children at home. Our ability to offer mental health services and other educational services is more vital now, than ever before.

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FEC staff with legislators

Center Receives $100k Grant to Expand Access to Expert Mental Health Services to Youth Regardless of Income

To help expand mental health services to children in Minnesota impacted by sexual abuse, Minneapolis-based Family Enhancement Center (FEC) has received a new, $100,000 grant, which was secured by the Minnesota State Legislature, that will allow the non-profit organization to hire additional staff and administrative support needed to provide children access to expert mental health services regardless of a child’s insurance status or income.

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KARE11 TV Interviews FEC Director Libby Bergman

Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Our LIVE Virtual Open House !

It was a great opportunity to gather, connect, and learn about the many services and programs offered at the Family Enhancement Center. Program managers and lead therapists shared service updates, how we have adapted to a virtual setting, and client stories of resilience.

If you missed the event, but would still like to "tune in," we invite you to watch our Zoom recording. This also includes a "virtual" tour of the facility narrated by our executive director Libby Bergman.

For a quick, easy-to-read overview of our following programs listed below, click HERE.

  • Families Moving Forward
  • The Nest Project
  • Healing Motion
  • Drum Beat
  • Solid Starts/ Comienzo Sólido

No child should have to experience abuse.

Childhood is both precious and brief; child abuse shatters a childhood and its effect is damaging for a child, the family and our community. The mission of Family Enhancement Center is to create lasting solutions to prevent and heal child abuse. We strive to build strong children, strong families and support communities to create a society where children are safe, respected and valued. Child abuse robs children of their childhood—we help give it back.