Nov 06, 2019

Lutheran Social Services holds open house for Family-Strengthening Hub

Lutheran Social Services held an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to bring together residents and professionals to talk and learn about its newly expanded services.

Grand Forks Herald
Adam Kurtz
October 1, 2019

Lutheran Social Services held an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to bring together residents and professionals to talk and learn about its newly expanded services.

About 50 people attended the lunch event held at the Lutheran Social Services Grand Forks Program Center, 412 DeMers Ave.

According to Janell Regimbal, vice president of children’s services, the open house provided an opportunity for school counselors, church members and officers of the court to meet the staff and keep the group’s services in mind.

“Even though we’ve been here for a long time … it’s not always top of mind until you need it,” Regimbal said. “We just wanted to do this open house to shine a light on what we are doing that is new, but also raise up the other things we have been doing for a long time.”

The group has expanded the services offered at the Program Center, becoming what is called a Family-Strengthening Hub. The hub offers a variety of social services, including the Healthy Families program, for families with children aged 0 to 3. The program works with families on a two-generation basis, parents and children.

A grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies allowed the hub to expand its services to include Family Coaches. That program uses home visits to coach families with older children. The grant also allowed the hub to add an additional home visitor for the Healthy Families program in Walsh and Pembina counties, as well as establish Family-Strengthening hubs in Dickinson and Watford City.

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