Southside Family Nurturing Center

A nonprofit organization

411 donors

Southside Family Nurturing Center is grounded in the belief that every child, parent and family has the capacity to reach positive short-term goals and long-term outcomes, given a community of nurturing, love, education and support. From the very beginning, SSFNC has operated on the premise that child abuse and neglect are preventable, and that all parents want the best for their children.

SSFNC has held strong to advancing our original mission established in 1974 : Together with families and community, we nurture children, build on family strengths, and find alternatives to violence.

Ultimately, we aim to advance health and education equity across race and income in South Minneapolis. We do that by supporting low-income, racially diverse parents in accessing tools and acquiring the skills necessary to build a strong and stable future for themselves and their children. To this end, we herald a holistic, dual generation and trauma-informed approach to advancing our mission  including 1) therapeutic early childhood education and 2) family home visiting services.

We know we would not be able to provide the intensive services children and families need without the generous support of individuals like you. Thank you for partnering with to nurture safe and strong futures for those at greatest risk.

Every $1 Donated to SSFNC Yields a $5 Social Return on Investment. Learn more here!


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Organization name

Southside Family Nurturing Center

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Education Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


2448 18th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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