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Family Alternatives is a Minnesota-based private foster care agency that began in 1978. Our staff and foster parents strive to provide supportive relationships, promote healthy environments, and embrace youth and families in transition.
Family Alternatives began in 1978 and has provided supportive foster care services to over 8,000 youth.
Family Alternatives social workers have an average of 14 years of experience and are devoted, passionate, and experienced advocates for children in foster care.
Family Alternatives social workers have been awarded
several distinguished awards since its inception back in 1978
University of Minnesota
School of Social Work
Leadership Award

Morris Hirsh
Service Award
Presidents Award
College of St. Benedict
Foster Family-Based
Treatment Association
Social Worker of the Year

National Foster
Parent Association
Service and Recognition Award
Our social workers have been participating in leadership positions on several boards and committees including
• MN National Youth in Transition • MN Council of Child Agencies • National Assoc. of Social Workers • Center for Advanced Study in Child Welfare • Foster Family-Based Treatment Association


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