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Bright Beginnings Are Possible with FamilyWise  

Through FamilyWise programs like Bright Beginnings and Circle of Parents, young families build support systems and learn how to show up for one another as they strengthen their relationships and community networks. 

Your gift today helps make young families stronger!

Bright Beginnings helps pregnant youth and young parents become the best caregivers they can be through parenting, independent living, health, and social skills workshops. This year, Bright Beginnings’ mothers created art that captures their hopes, goals, and vision for family well-being. With FamilyWise walking alongside them, children and parents come to define family as: 

In 2022, Bright Beginnings served 130 unique participants across 62 young parent families, where 64% of young parents were actively engaged in educational programs and 79% of children completed well-child checkups. 

Who We Serve

Since 1976, FamilyWise has pursued our mission: to strengthen families by promoting the safety, stability, and wellbeing of children. Our vision is for a world where every child thrives. Our work is statewide, serving families and communities in 40 counties and three tribal communities.   

Thanks to donors like you, in 2022 we: 

  •  Supported 1,333 families 
  • Reached 4, 503 individuals 
  • Served 1,595 children  

In addition to Bright Beginnings, your general operating support helps support programs like Adult Parent Education, NEAR Communities and Tribal NEAR Communities, Supervised Parenting, First Step Early Childhood Education Center, Circle of Parents, and High-Fidelity Wraparound. 

FamilyWise donors help families lean into their strengths and restore faith in themselves as they commit to a hopeful future for their children with new tools and resources from FamilyWise. Thank you for your donation today! 

About Our Featured Art from the Heart 

The illustrations and quotes featured here beautifully express what family means to the young parents in Bright Beginnings. 

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Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving


3036 University Ave Se
Minneapolis, MN 55414



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