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.
- 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