The Family Partnership

New Social Services Headquarters Relocation

A street view at dusk of The Family Partnership's social services headquarters.
View to the side and back of the social services headquarters featuring a colorful neighborhood mural.
A child following graphic footsteps to the Wolf Classroom.
A child using the storage cubby outside of the Loon Classroom.
Children playing in the secure indoor play gym.
People utilizing the art therapy room.
Children utilizing the play therapy room and toys.
People sitting and eating in the PRIDE program kitchen.
An example of a therapy room with comfortable furniture and views to the neighborhood's artwork.
People in The Family Partnership's lobby and reception area with double-height ceiling.
A quiet library sitting area for families to read and borrow books.
A waiting and common space with a large skylight.
A meditation space and separate wash rooms.

The Family Partnership

New Social Services Headquarters Relocation

Minneapolis, Minn.

Meets Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines (B3)

Top Projects of 2021, Finance & Commerce, Minnesota

2021 MNCREW Celebration Awards: Economic & Community Improvement Winner

2021 MNCREW Celebration Awards: Excellence in Design Winner

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With community needs outpacing facility and program capacities and the goal to join three existing office locations into one efficient headquarters location, The Family Partnership (TFP) launched the “Building for Better Futures” capital campaign to centralize and expand important social services that strengthen the lives of community members in the Twin Cities. A strategic site selection process identified an underutilized site that is both conveniently located for TFP clients and enhanced by a culturally diverse neighborhood.

The relocated headquarters uplifts families through the healing elements of TFP’s Two-Generation Approach, which unites children and parents through programs that improve social, educational, and economic outcomes. Additional classrooms for TFP’s therapeutic preschool program provide greater access to age appropriate programs, as well as secure indoor and outdoor play areas displaying cheerful animal themes. Safe, private, and therapeutic counseling areas give relief to victims of sex trafficking and those improving their mental health. Through the support of a more flexible, community-focused facility, TFP has the necessary tools for strengthening families and creating better, healthier lives.

Size: 50,300 sq. ft.

Components: Social services headquarters; therapeutic preschool classrooms and play areas (infant to preschool ages); mental health services; open, collaborative administration offices; multi-purpose gathering space; PRIDE program to support women/people who are victims of sex trafficking; Two-Generation Approach program for families

Completion: 2021