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NYFS welcomes new Community Advocate

“Mental illness and homelessness are conditions, not crimes,” says NYFS Community Advocate Morgan Merritt. As an advocate, Morgan works with community members who have frequent contact with law enforcement and helps clients address underlying issues that contribute to the need for crisis intervention. She serves adults in the Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, St. Anthony [...]

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Community Advocacy Services expand to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence

NYFS is proud to announce the addition of two new Community Advocate positions to better serve our clients and community. Funding for the positions comes from a grant from the Office of Justice Programs and enables NYFS to better serve victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. One advocate will focus on youth victims of [...]

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New at NYFS – check out our enhanced website!

Take a break from our blog and explore our updated and upgraded website! The expanded platform includes more information about our programs, trauma-informed language that increases understanding of and access to our services, and a client portal to easily process payments. Take a moment to explore and let us know what you think!

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NYFS is here for you, because of you

All of the wonderful work you just read about in this newsletter was made possible by a community effort that includes contributions from individuals like you. To learn more about how your support is transforming the lives of your friends and neighbors, and how you can help, please follow this link or donate directly here.

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Staff Profile: Sway Gutierez

Even though Sway Gutierez is new to NYFS, and will be serving a new school district, her work feels very familiar. “I’ve always worked with youth,” she says. “Early intervention is where my heart is.” Sway started working as a nanny in her teens and worked for Head Start and Big Brothers/Big Sisters before becoming [...]

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NYFS Profile: Jackie McGovern

Manager of Community Services at NYFS Serving as a camp counselor after high school gave Jackie McGovern, Manager of Community Services at NYFS, her first idea that working with youth might be in her future. “Youth have so much potential, but they need guidance, too.” Jackie started at NYFS in 2016 as an intern pursuing [...]

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Northeast Youth & Family Services is a nonprofit, community-based, and trauma-informed mental health and community services organization that has been serving your friends and neighbors in the northeastern Saint Paul suburbs since 1976. Among our many programs, we offer two convenient mental health clinic locations in Shoreview and White Bear Lake, MN.

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