Celebrating the Power of Growing and Community
In 2014, The Family Place embarked upon a mission to expand services, to not only include caring for the basic needs of families experiencing the devastating loss of permanent housing, but also to that of administering a comprehensive, familial educational platform called, Going Home. Going Home includes: Casa de la Bella Montessori (est. 2014), Youth Development and Leadership program (spring 2016), Adult Life Skills training course (est. 2015), The Lovejoy Community Garden (est. 2015) in partnership with the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance, University of Minnesota (Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U of M Extension), and the Health Meals program (est. 2015), with a goal of changing the way shelter operate and shelter stays are spent-ending repeated and generational homelessness.