Growing Up Healthy engages children, youth and families living in select neighborhoods in Faribault and Northfield with the goal of increasing social connections, particularly during months when school is not in session.
The work of building social connections and improving access to food and other community resources is preventive of health problems in adults and children. In addition, social connectedness promotes healthy social norms, fosters connection to resources and use of services, provides emotional support, and increases overall well-being.
We are thankful for financial support from our partners!
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
- Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation