Good afternoon everyone!  As we are all working together do our part in keeping our community safe and healthy, FISH would like to be able to keep our network updated on services being offered and if you have needs that can be met to help facilitate your outreach.  We will be sending a daily update to our network in hopes this aids in communication and meeting needs.  Please let us know what services you are offering and the help you are needing.

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Hope for the Holidays 2020 is contact-free this year!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our Hope for the Holidays program will look a little different this year! Sign-up and matching will be completed electronically to ensure the health, safety, and wellness of clients, staff, and volunteers. We will also have a contact-free, curbside donor drop-off and distribution process.

For families that are not participating in any other Christmas Programs , please feel free to register them in the link below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

“Help bring joy and send a message of hope to children”

Gracias, make it a great day!

Mary Hernandez, Community Project Coordinator, Office 651- 322-3544, Pronouns: she/her/hers,


Dear Together WE CAN Movement,

Together WE CAN is pleased to announce and virtually introduce our new Project Coordinator, Haily Hedblom. We look forward to welcoming Haily at our upcoming Community Advisory Committee events, December 1 & 8, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, and encourage you to read and learn more about Haily and the work of Together WE CAN below.

About Haily:

Haily comes to the CAP Agency with experience in leading community-design and engagement projects across Minnesota. She is trained in design research methodology and data communication, and brings expertise in systems thinking, strategic planning, and behavior change strategies. Haily believes that collaboration is key to bridging systemic gaps, and supporting children, youth, and families across our communities. She is passionate about working with others to create positive social change and is committed to translating research into action that gives way to innovative and sustainable solutions in ending child abuse and neglect.   Connect with Haily:

Join Haily as a Member of the Steering Committee: (Application Attached – Due Friday, November 13)

Steering Committee Members are strong advocates for children, their families, and their communities, and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this work. Members may have personal and/or professional experience with the child welfare system or may be new to this space. We encourage diverse perspectives and broad community engagement as we work to prevent child abuse and neglect.

 About Our Upcoming Work:

Under Haily’s leadership, Together WE CAN will begin implementing the strategies we have all worked so hard to develop to support families in Scott County. Over the next few months, Together WE CAN will partner to bring peer recovery supports for parents and individuals struggling with substance use and abuse, family and community circles to celebrate and support the ups and downs in our lives, and community hubs to ensure better access to services and social connections for all families.

As the county moves from leading this multi-faceted work to becoming an engaged partner to it, we will be launching the “Why I Care” campaign to engage individuals, parents, faith communities, business communities, educators and helping professionals in the idea that child protection is and should be more than a professional intervention. It should include proactive community engagement- we all have a role to play. Join us on Facebook @TogetherWECANScottCounty to share your personal and/or professional “why” you are supportive of ending child maltreatment.

I am excited to have Haily join this work with us, and will be supporting this transition period through December of 2020, when my tenure with Scott County comes to an end. Please let me know if you have any questions, and visit us on Facebook: @TogetherWECANScottCounty to learn more and join the movement.  Steering Committee Recruitment and Application_Fall 2020


Be well,




Heather Wilson | Senior Foster America Fellow

Scott County | 200 4th Ave W Shakopee, MN 55379

(952) 496-8893 |

Delivering What Matters: Safe, Healthy & Livable Communities




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