Model Cities’ Family Support Services (FSS) focuses on unique strengths of individuals and families and not their weaknesses. Children, individuals and families receive a comprehensive array of home-based services with the goal of achieving family reunification and individual stabilization. Intensive case management and crisis intervention services encourage individuals and families to work towards greater independence.
FSS service area includes St. Paul and surrounding suburbs. Referrals come from departments within Ramsey County’s department of human services, juvenile corrections, and children’s mental health. FSS programs and services are designed to improve the quality of life of high risk individuals and families by:
- Providing effective prevention and early intervention social support;
- Improving family stability through culturally competent and strength-based case management and counseling services; and
- Increasing access to community based services.
FSS programs and services are culturally competent and flexible in service delivery methodology. Services focus on strengthening and stabilizing the family unit in a way that minimizes intimidation and acknowledges cultural diversity.