The Ain Dah Yung Center’s “Stand With The People” Programs are designed to keep American Indian families together and strong by providing the knowledge, skills and resources they need to provide a safe, stable environment for their children.
The Ain Dah Yung Center is committed to serving families with a variety of needs. Therefore participants may self refer, be referred by Ain Dah Yung Center staff, community agencies, St. Paul Public Schools, and Ramsey County Children and Family Services.
Family Advocacy Programming
Includes a variety of services focused on the preservation and reunification of American Indian families. These services are provided through family groups, parenting education, resource acquisition, and advocacy with a cultural base.
- Provides services for families whom are currently experiencing or at risk of experiencing out of home placement of a child.
- Provides services to families who have been identified by Ramsey County Child Protection. This program uses strength – based interventions and involves the family in planning for and selecting services to assist them achieving positive outcomes while in Child Protection case management.
Family and Community Partnership/ Parent Support Outreach Program
- These programs are designed to assist Ramsey County families with basic needs and information regarding community resources. This program helps families improve their stability in areas such as housing, well-being, healthcare, education and employment.
Indinway Mug Enug (My Relatives)
- Program services American Indian families who are receiving services from Ramsey County Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Child Protection Unit. This program uses strength –based interventions and involves the family in planning for and selecting services to assist them in achieving positive outcomes while in Child Protection case management.
The Medicine Wheel Collaborative
- In collaboration with the American Indian Family Center and St Paul Indian Education, the Medicine Wheel Collaborative was created to support families and children by providing a wrap around system of services. This collaborative emphasizes cultural values that are child centered, family focused, and community based.
If you have a family in need or are a family in need of services, please contact Angela Gauthier, Children & Families Program Director for program specifics.
P: 651.227.4184 ext. 12
Click here to download the Family Advocate Program Referral Form and return it to Angela Gauthier.