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.

Gala Postponed

For the health of our staff, clients, partners, donors, and board members – our annual Gala will be postponed until October 23rd. We are doing what we can to be a source of hope and positivity for our community & we do plan to celebrate with you in October.

To continue the support, feel free to share resources & ideas with us at info@mnpreventabuse.org OR make a financial contribution below:

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.

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

FEC staff with Senator John Hoffman, Representatives Gomez, Hodan, Moran and Carlson. These wonderful legislators helped us get a $100,000 grant to increase staff so we can help children heal from abuse.

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FEC is 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.

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

Watch a video message from FEC Executive Director Libby Bergman

Become a Trained Volunteer Mentor

Our Nest Project mentors provide resources, support, and friendship to strengthen families. Mentors work with parents to navigate challenges, encourage peaceful parenting, and meet their family needs. Are you interested in being a volunteer mentor? To learn more about the Nest Project, visit our page here. To get involved, contact us at info@mnpreventabuse.org.