Child & Family Services
Child and Family Services programs ensure that families have the resources needed to deal with the effects of deep poverty and of disability. The Families Together program provides home visiting services to families including parenting education and supports and its Therapeutic Preschool prepares children with exposure to adverse childhood experiences with the tools for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs provide families with the resources needed to make the best decisions for their children diagnosed with hearing loss by providing education, mentoring and role models for both parents and children. Child and Family Services helps approximately 1,500 children annually who are at risk of developmental delays and educational failure due to poverty, disability, and/or exposure to trauma/violence. Additionally, we provide over 3,600 children and adults therapeutic services and resources.
For nearly 70 years, Employment Services has worked in partnership with our changing community to empower those who experience significant obstacles by helping individuals draw upon their inherent strengths. Through comprehensive employment services and strong partnerships with employers, training institutions, government, and other community organizations, Lifetrack provides people with opportunities to develop the skills to achieve their aspirations of financial security and meaningful work.
Lifetrack is a trailblazer in the career pathways arena, achieving job placement and retention rates that rank in the top 15 percent nationally (as determined by the National Benchmarking Project). To meet the needs of a diverse group of program participants - we draw from the first-hand knowledge of our multicultural and multi-linguistic staff. We provide employment services to 800 people annually, offering specialized training opportunities and career pathways out of poverty.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing — Family Services
Lifetrack believes parents, in partnership with just the right support, have the power to help their child who is deaf or hard of hearing reach their full potential.
Through its interconnected programs, Lifetrack's Deaf and Hard of Hearing — Family Services offer unbiased parent support, connections to the deaf and hard of hearing community, instruction in American Sign Language.
These programs are recognized as playing a critical role in the Minnesota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention System.