We believe successful lives start with great parents. Our programs help parents of all ages living in Hennepin County learn to be engaged, active parents.
Catholic Charities participates in the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families and offers a nationally accredited home visiting model for first or second time parents. Home visitors, using the Growing Great Kids Curriculum, work with parents to strengthen their relationship with their child and support them in learning to be their child’s first and best teacher.
Growing Great Kids is a research-based, interactive child development curriculum that focuses on supporting parents to recognize and respond to their babies' changing developmental needs, use positive discipline techniques, cope with the day-to-day stress of parenting in healthy ways, and set and achieve short- and long-term goals. Home visitors also support families by providing referrals to community resources and regular assessments to let parents know that their child is on track developmentally.