Two Non-Profits in Duluth Receive Grants from St. Louis County Family Service Collaborative

DULUTH, Minn. – Two non-profit agencies in Duluth that serve children and families have been chosen to receive significant grants from the South St. Louis County Family Service Collaborative.

The YWCA Duluth will receive $225,000 and the Lincoln Park Children and Family Collaborative will receive $25,000.

Recipients took part in a comprehensive application process and were chosen based on their ideas and programs that improve the lives of children and their families through integrated prevention and early intervention strategies using a multi-generational approach.

Funding will assist the YWCA in providing economic stability and support to women and families by increasing access to mental health services and educational support. Meanwhile, the Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative will use funding to pilot Emaanjiwaang (Feelings) curricula, which uses traditional Ojibwe culture, philosophy, and language. Activities in this curricula are used to foster positive associations with mental health and learning social emotional coping skills.

The South St. Louis County Family Service Collaborative was established in 1995, and is one of 90 collaboratives administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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