The Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative (SRFC) is a partnership of schools, county, public health, corrections, nonprofit agencies, mental health service providers, faith communities and youth organizations. SRFC works on behalf of children and families to improve formal and informal support systems with a focus on wellness, learning, safety, and security.
Together for the past 12 year we have brought prevention and early intervention services to Suburban Ramsey communities, including Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, and White Bear Township.
Our Purpose is “to serve children, youth and families by improving the formal and informal support systems they rely on for wellness, learning, safety and security. The commitment we make is to ensure a more comprehensive system response and safety net that improves protective factors and reduces risk factors affecting children in our communities”.
Kids Matter Campaign Guiding Principles:
Children and young people develop within the context of family, peers, neighborhood, school, community and the larger culture. When all of these contexts work together, the cumulative effect is much greater than focusing on the child alone, the family alone, or the school alone. We're better together than we are alone.
When people are struggling, they turn first to informal supports: family, friends, neighbors, people they know through schools, faith communities, civic organizations, etc. We help connect and support these informal partners so people find the resources they need more quickly. We're better together than we are alone.