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

Funding the Healing: The Un-Gala Week of Giving

Funding the Healong - Family Enhancement Center

This Spring, The Family Enhancement Center will not be having our annual, in-person gala fundraiser. Instead, we are hosting an online “Funding the Healing” campaign! Visit our New Online Giving Page HERE to learn more!
Beginning April 15th, each day you will be able to hear client stories of resilience from our passionate staff and learn more about the work we do to prevent & heal child abuse.

Follow us on our Facebook page and our NEW Instagram page @FamilyEnhancementCenter to stay up-to-date! What is the best way to support FEC this month? Donate to our “Funding the Healing” campaign AND share our Online Giving page to your personal social media to spread the word! Remember to use our hashtag #StrongFamiliesSafeKids.

Interested in becoming an individual or corporate sponsor this month? Feel free to contact us via email at info@mnpreventabuse.org or by phone at 612·827·3028. For a closer look at various levels of sponsorship and details click HERE for more information.

Little Lending Libraries

Parents reading to their children is an important way to build the parent-child relationship and also strengthens a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and character development. This month, FEC will be placing children’s books in Little Lending Libraries in communities around the Twin Cities as a way to encourage reading to children.

We are looking for donations of new or gently used books for children of elementary school age or younger. It is important for books to be fun and have a positive message! Some of our favorite books on our #StorytimeTuesday reading list can be found at theconsciouskid.org and pbs.org/parents

Donated books can be dropped off at the FEC office: 4826 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Or, we can arrange a volunteer to pick up!

Reach us by phone at 612-827-3028 OR email info@mnpreventabuse.org to coordinate.

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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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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.