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Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Family Pathways Domestic Violence Program now available in Carlton County


December 12, 2019

Imagine feeling desperate to tell someone about the abuse you and your child are suffering at home but feel like you’ll be judged…or worse…not believed. You have no idea what help is available to you, and frankly, are scared to move forward alone.

Far too many of our neighbors across East Central MN and Western WI experience exactly this. Fortunately, Family Pathways is there to stand by the side of people in crisis who don’t have a circle of support to help them adequately – and we’re proud to announce that Family Pathways can stand alongside the residents of Carlton County now too.

The Office of Justice Programs awarded Family Pathways a contract to provide domestic violence and sexual assault services in Carlton, Kanabec and Pine Counties. These services include victim advocacy, education, outreach and a crisis line, as well as parenting time centers for supervised visitation. Family Pathways is also a current funding recipient for similar services in Chisago and Isanti Counties. The new Carlton and Pine County domestic violence, sexual assault (and Supervised Visitation in Carlton) program offices are located at:

Carlton County:

DV/SA Services & Visitation

230 Chestnut Ave,

Carlton, MN 55718

Phone: 218-384-4134

Pine County:

DV/SA Services

500 3rd Avenue SE

Pine City, MN 55063


Family Pathways was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1978 as a grassroots community agency in Chisago County providing counseling services to youth and families. Today, Family Pathways is the largest human services organization in East Central MN and Western WI, serving 20,000 residents - nearly 9% of the region’s population. The mission of Family Pathways is to work alongside people to enhance lives through a continuum of essential services and – together with community – champion positive social change. At Family Pathways people with limited (or non-existent) supports who are in crisis attain greater health, safety and stability; contributing to the overall vitality of a significantly large geographic region in Minnesota.

• Healthy Food Access—9 Food Shelves, Mobile Food Pantry and School Backpack and Summer Meal Programs

• Safety—Domestic Abuse Advocacy, Education and Violence Prevention

• Housing Stability—Domestic Abuse Emergency Shelter and Homemaking Services for Older Adults

• Social Connectedness—Caregiver Services and Youth Mentorship

• Economic Stability—Through our Thrift Stores and Career Readiness for Youth

All this life-changing work can’t happen without the generosity and support of community. Please join Family Pathways in making a difference and give the gift of hope, health and happiness. Here’s how you can help this holiday season or year-round:

• Make a financial donation by visiting or sending a check to Family Pathways Admin Office, 6413 Oak Street, North Branch MN 55056

• Host a Food & Fund Drive at your business or place of worship

• Volunteer with a work/family/organization group or on your own

With your support, together we change lives every day. Please contact Michelle at with any questions or for further information.


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