Helping Families


The FATHER Project is a program for low-income, primarily non-custodial fathers to assist them in supporting their children financially and emotionally. Since 1999, the FATHER Projects has helped thousands of fathers with case management, parenting support, child support services, family activities, employment services and GED tutoring. Learn more here.

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Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

We offer employment and job placement services for individuals in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) living in Hennepin County and Ramsey County. This comprehensive employment support program includes:

  • Vocational and skills assessment services
  • Preparation and support for re-entering the workforce
  • Resume preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Job search support
  • Employment support after starting work

Call 651-379-5800 or complete the form below


FAST is a unique, highly collaborative and culturally-informed service model within Ramsey County MFIP Extension Services. Offering several family‐based services from a variety of providers in one location, FAST X leverages resources to quickly meet participant needs and to maximize engagement, education, employment, and employment retention for parents. The FAST team approach is grounded in hospitality, respect and dignity for families.

Within the collaborative, GESMN provides Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) services. Participants work with GESMN Career Specialists who take time to get to know them. They work together on reaching goals important to the person served.

GESMN IPS provides:

  • A continuum of employment support, from resume development to job coaching
  • Tailored job development, matching job-seekers’ interests
  • Flexibility in meeting space (home visits, libraries, coffee shops)
  • Assistance for as long as desired

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We appreciate your interest in our services. Our mission is to eliminate barriers to work and independence, and we place 4 people in the workplace every day. Our staff will be in contact with you.

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