Parenting can be a demanding job, especially for parents with young children. If you're a parent with a child under age 10 and need support, help may be available.
We offer short-term assistance and can connect parent and guardians to a wide variety of community resources. 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.
- 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
- Child development or behavior
Parents or guardians can request program services by calling Children and Family Services Intake at 952-891-7459.
Dakota County has partnered with the following agencies to make referrals to this program using the Parent Support Outreach Referral form. Consent from the parent and a signed release of information are required to make a referral.
- School district early learning programs, including ECFE and ECSE
- Head Start
- Dakota County Public Health, including WIC
- 360 Communities - Lewis House
Parent Support Card
Parent Support Card - Spanish