March 2019
E-Newsletter
Events and Resources from Family Voices of MN
Resources, information and other parents who understand what you are going through
Spring into Summer: Camps and Recreation For All
Find opportunities around the state of Minnesota for summer camps and recreation that fit your child's unique needs.


"The tans will fade but the memories will last forever" ~unknown
Need Help Paying For Summer Activities?
Mac's fund provides financial support for families of children and youth with special health care needs. One time $250 grants go towards social and recreation activities that add to quality of life. Things such as swim lessons, camping fees, class fees, sporting equipment and events.

Mac Shapland was a person who faced many physical and developmental challenges but always kept a positive attitude and was determined to do it his way. Mac brought joy and laughter into everything he did, helping others see the best in life and the value of all people.

Mac and his family blazed many trails that impacted other families in Minnesota and across the country. In honor of Mac, the Shapland family has established Mac’s Fund. Family Voices of MN and CONNECTED are proud to make these grants available to families who cannot find funding through other sources.
Socialize With Other Parents Who "Get It"

April 13, 2019
Parent’s Brunch
Bloomington, MN

Family Voices of MN and CONNECTED are proud to host this informational and networking event for parents or other primary nurturers of children and young adults with special health care needs. Space is limited. Register today to reserve your spot.
Conference: Transforming Care and Experience for Children with Special Health Complexity
Save the Date: Join other parents along with care coordinators, pediatricians, and other interested health care professionals on Thursday June, 20, 2019 at this unique conference aimed at improving systems of care including family-centered care coordination for children with complex conditions and disabilities. This conference is being planned and implemented by Family Voices of Minnesota, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and the Minnesota Department of Health. Click the post card for more information and to register.
Look What's New On the Family Voices of MN Website!

Now you can live chat with Family Voices of MN staff who are also parents of children with special health care needs. We understand what you're facing and we will help answer your questions.
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