Funding the Healing: The Un-Gala Week of Giving

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…

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

We are so proud of the work our therapists and parent educators do to create lasting solutions to prevent and heal child abuse. Thinking about child abuse is not something that many people want to think about. But, it’s a reality in our society. Many children are impacted by abuse and neglect. Having services designed…

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Save the Date for Our Virtual Open House!

Tuesday, January 26th @1:00 to 2:00pm. Join us to newly learn or refresh your knowledge about the services and programs offered at the Family Enhancement Center. You’ll have an opportunity to access a virtual tour of our space, ask questions about making referrals and build professional relationships. We’ll highlight our long-standing groups – Families Moving…

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Thank You for Supporting Our Families!

We did it! Thanks to our amazing community and donors, we raised over $12,000 for Give to the Max this year! Doubling our goal! Your incredible generosity is what makes our work possible. We are grateful for your support and belief in our mission prevent and heal abuse.

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Send a Gift of Hope of Healing this Month for #GiveToTheMax2020

Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s annual day of giving, is Thursday, November 19 2020. At the Family Enhancement Center, we have a goal of raising $6,000 to continue our work to help families heal from trauma and abuse as well as finding lasting solutions to prevent abuse.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing some personal stories from our amazing volunteers, board members, community partners and donors & why they choose to give to our agency. We are incredibly grateful for these gifts of time, energy, expertise, and financial support – especially during this difficult and uncertain time.

The Family Enhancement Center is dedicated to keeping all kids safe and free from abuse by working with communities to provide innovative programs, family education and intervention. Through the many support services we offer, FEC serves more than 500 children each year who have been impacted by abuse and neglect.

We’re a small organization but our reach is wide! Your 2020 Give to the Max donation enables us to continue our mission of hope and healing for those who need it most. To learn more about our mission to prevent and heal child abuse, take a look at the video message from executive director Libby Bergman, by clicking the read more link below.

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FEC Fall Scavenger Hunt

FEC is hosting it’s first ever, socially-distanced Fall Scavenger Hunt! Saturday, September 26th join us for an adventurous morning of teamwork, problem solving, and of course… PRIZES!

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Share the Love!

We are sharing a little love this month, in the form of fun care packages for ALL! Thanks to the support of our wonderful volunteers, staff, and board members, we are able to assemble and deliver 100 care packages these next few weeks. These “bundles of joy” are made up of sidewalk chalk, construction paper, bubbles, and other fun craft materials. Are you a client or friend of FEC interested in receiving a care package? We would love to send you a little pick-me-up! Send us a message at including your name, address, and phone number. Then, we will assign a volunteer to drop it off!” *Right now, we are limited to deliveries in Hennepin and Ramsey County*

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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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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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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

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