Parenting can be a demanding job, especially for parents with young children. If you're a parent with a child under age 10 and you're having a hard time caring for your child, this program may be right for you.
Now there's help
Short-term help may be available with housing, transportation, parent education, child development activities, child care, mental health and other services. Parents may also become involved with parenting education or support groups. These groups can help with tips on raising kids safely and provide opportunities to develop supportive relationships with others.
Participation is voluntary. Getting some help — even for a short period of time — can make a big difference.
We focus on a family's strengths and needs. This is about working with parents who want to do what's best for their kids. It's about connecting with community resources that provide the specific kinds of help families want and need.
The program can also assist parents who are worried about their children's development and behavior.
- Live in Dakota County
- Have at least one child 10 years old or younger
- Pregnant women who would like to be drug or alcohol free can participate in our Safe and Healthy Start Program.
- Need help with issues that make parenting challenging such as:
- Financial problems
- Substance use
- Mental health
- Domestic violence
- Housing instability
Parents can call Children and Family Services Intake at 952-891-7459 to request Parent Support Outreach Project services.
Dakota County has partnered with the following agencies to make referrals to this program with consent from the parent and a signed release of information.
- School district early learning programs, including ECFE and ECSE
- Head Start
- Dakota County Public Health including WIC
- 360 Communities - Lewis House