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DHH Family and Parent Development

Hope from specialized services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Family and Parent Development offers parent education, case management and support services to families with hearing loss and children who are considered at-risk for child abuse and neglect.  Services include individualized parenting skills sessions, violence prevention, crisis intervention and prevention, information and resource referral, advocacy and educational support. 

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Location

5905 Golden Valley Road - Suite 100, 
Golden Valley, MN  55422

Hours

Business office hours:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Appointments: Scheduled to accommodate the needs of the participants and their families—taking place in a clinic or home setting. 

Participants

Deaf or hard of hearing parents with children or hearing families with DHH children under the age of six who are at risk for abuse and/or neglect and who reside in Hennepin County.  People living in other counties may participate if the home county is willing to contract with Hennepin County.

Fees

DHH FPD Services are funded by Hennepin County through a contractual agreement with Volunteers of America of Minnesota. 
 

Most participants are referred to our program by social workers, child protection intake workers, schools and community agencies. However, individuals can refer themselves or others through Hennepin County. When a parent is referred to our program, DHH FPD staff arrange for an initial intake screening and evaluation meeting to determine if the parent meets the admission criteria and would be a good fit for the program.

Admission Criteria

  • One person in a family must be Deaf, Deaf/Blind or Hard of Hearing
  • The family must have at least one child who is at risk of being maltreated due to a parent's level of effective parenting.
  • The parent/family must be approved for funding through their home county.

The DHH FPD collaborates with other Volunteers of America of Minnesota Mental Health Clinic programs and other professionals to provide necessary services.  Our Mental Health Clinic is a Minnesota Department of Human Services licensed Rule 29 Mental Health Clinic and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.  Additionally, we are a certified provider of Children’s Therapeutic Services and Support (CTSS) in several counties.

If you need more information via video phone (VP), please call 866-772-4891 

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For more information and referrals, contact Jamie Monson — Service Senior Manager
Phone: 763-225-4052
jmonson@voamn.org