Family Tree is a change agent cleverly disguised as a sexual health and education center.
We believe our future is in community.
Family Tree Clinic, founded in 1971 in St. Paul, is a leading nonprofit community clinic providing sexual health care and education to 22,000 people annually. We believe health care is a human right, and this is why we serve a patient population unlike any other.
At Family Tree 55% of the people we serve identify as LGBTQ, 67% as women, 45% as people of color, 72% as low income, 22% as uninsured, and 20% experience housing instability. We provide lifesaving, life-changing care that celebrates each individual who comes through our doors.
OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
Sexual Health Medical Services: We provide affirming, intentional and human-centered medical care led by a team of interdisciplinary medical providers. Services include gender affirming hormone care, preventive sexual and reproductive health care, and more. Patients travel from a 7-state Upper Midwest Region and Canada to get care in our gender affirming hormone care program. No one is turned away for inability to pay.
Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Health Education Services: Our Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Health Education Program is a free service. All people have the right to education about sexuality, sexual health care, and sexual expression. Access to sexuality education is a human right. This program is the only one of its kind in the nation, and reaches over 800 people a year.
Community Sexual Health Education Services: Family Tree Clinic’s community education department provides healthy sexuality presentations that are dynamic, fun, and inclusive. Our programming aims to positively influence sexual health by helping participants feel comfortable with their bodies, confident in their knowledge, and powerful in their decision making abilities. We reach over 14,000 people a year in this program, which is delivered in public schools, Hennepin and Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Centers, community partner organizations, and more.
The Minnesota Family Planning & STD Hotline: We run the statewide sexual health hotline, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health. The only sexual health hotline in the state, highly trained hotline specialist respond to texts, web chats and phone calls regarding sexual health information, provide clinic referrals and resources to thousands of people a year.
Systems Change: Family Tree is a change agent, supporting systems change through training providers on inclusive sexual health care, providing hormone care protocols. We deliver experiential learning opportunities to our next generation of health care providers through partnerships with leading education institutions like the University of Minnesota Medical School, School of Nursing, and more.