Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative

A nonprofit organization

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Support LPCFC ChildCare, Big Red Bookshelf, and Supported Family Time!

LPCFC ChildCare

In June of 2020, we re-opened our licensed family childcare to offer care to families during the COVID-19 pandemic. LPCFC ChildCare offers part-time, full-time, and drop-in child care service that provides stability and opportunity for families living in and out of poverty Monday-Friday 7:30AM-5PM. Since starting this program, in January of 2019, LPCFC has served over 85 children with our LPCFC ChildCare program. 

We participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, offering meals at no separate charge to enrolled children at our site. The goal of the food program is to improve the diets of young children and increase the opportunity for children to eat a variety of nutritious foods. Meals meet nutritional standards established by the USDA. LPCFC is an equal opportunity provider. 

LPCFC ChildCare received a 4 Star Parent Aware rating in July 2022. We are currently raising funding to help support the costs of training and professional development for our staff that is related to our licensing renewal this upcoming year, as well as Anishinaabe cultural programming.

Big Red Bookshelf

LPCFC provides free, age-appropriate books to members of the community. We oversee and supply books for 12 bookshelves spread throughout Duluth. This program relies on funding and donations of books from community members who believe in encouraging a love for reading at an early age. We are currently raising funding to purchase new cultural books and baby board books to help fill the ongoing needs of community members. 

Supported Family Time

Our Supported Family Time program allows children to have safe, conflict-free access to parents and caregivers. We offer in-home, on-site, and virtual parent coaching, group and monitored visits, observation, safe exchange, virtual visits, and transportation services. We offer these services in our workspaces, in homes, and in the community, Monday through Sunday between 8AM and 8PM. We have a team of staff doing this work with us and pair families in a culturally specific way whenever possible. Transportation needs are so great for this program that we are seeking vehicle donations and/or funding to purchase a vehicle that staff/volunteers can use to transport families. We are also seeking funding to support the cost of hosting visits for families who can't afford to private pay. 

LPCFC ORGANIZATION HISTORY

Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative (LPCFC) became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2011, founded by a group of education, child development, health, and social service professionals. 

MISSION, VISION, AND PURPOSE

The Mission of Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative is to support children and families by connecting them to resources and opportunities, embracing our cultures, and building community and well-being through strong and equitable leadership.

We have a Vision of creating strong, thriving, healthy, and equitable communities in the Lincoln Park neighborhood

We focus on charitable and educational activities for the Purposes of:
* Enhancing the lives of the children and families in the Lincoln Park community.
* To coordinate supportive services to children and families in the Lincoln Park community.
* To provide assistance in accessing community-based services to enhance and improve the lives of children and families in the Lincoln Park
community.

INCLUSION STATEMENT

Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative intentionally partners with the Lincoln Park community to cultivate a diverse environment by accepting people from all ethnic, faith, LGBTQAI2S+, economic status, and cultural backgrounds. All children and families are welcome to join together with us to strategically strengthen our inclusiveness and collaboration.

CURRENT PROGRAMS

LPCFC ChildCare (licensed family childcare)

Big Red Bookshelf (children's books for families to take home)

Circle of Security (parenting class)

Supported Family Time (In-home, on-site, and community based parent observation, coaching, safe exchange, virtual visits, and transportation services)

Health POWER (People Organizing and Working for Equitable Results) (conducted survey of Lincoln Park issues, offering community organizing trainings, and a PSE (Policy, Systems, Environmental) Coalition in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood)

LPCFC was selected to participate in the Minnesota Department of Health’s Youth E-Cigarette Prevention and Cessation Initiative! We work to develop and engage youth as essential partners to raise awareness and change social norms and behaviors around youth e-cigarette and commercial tobacco use. We integrate factors of mental well-being that contribute to reducing commercial tobacco use among youth. Through this work, we aim to make sustainable changes to community policies, practices, systems, and environments. 


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative

Tax id (EIN)

27-4990487

Categories

Education Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

Address

2424 West 5th Street Suite 10, 20, and 108
Duluth, MN 55806

Phone

218 464 0588

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