Community Resources

One of the goals of the Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative is to connect child-and youth-serving initiatives across the city to ensure effective services and maximize resources for the benefit of families.  To that end, the Collaborative works with a number of community, government and philanthropic partners. Some of those key partners are highlighted below.

SPCC Members
The partners represented on the Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative board include the community, as well as the following organizations:

City of Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Saint Paul Public Schools
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey/Washington Counties

Ramsey County Collaboratives
Children and families in Ramsey County also benefit from the work of two other legislatively established collaboratives, both of which work in partnership with the Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative to coordinate services to children and families:

Children’s Mental Health Collaborative (including their Community Bulletin Board)
Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative

Resources for Families
The City of Saint Paul created Sprockets, a great resource for children, youth and families looking for after-school and summer programs.

Minnesota HELP is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota find humban services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is especially rich in resource information for parents and families; people with low incomes; people with disabilities and their caregivers; and seniors and their caregivers.

The Bridge to Benefits
 site is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.