Mission: Clues' mission is to advance the capacity of latino families to be healthy, prosperous, and engaged in their communities.
Programs: Educational achievement and economic vitality:educational achievement and economic vitality services includes a wide array of services that incorporate employment services, education services, the financial empowerment program, and the learning together program under one holistic system of service delivery. Clues helps clients to build on their strengths and overcome barriers to employment, family stability, and long-term self-sufficiency. The agency's educational achievement and economic vitality services uses a multi-lingual, culturally-proficient approach to help low-income, underserved latino and new immigrant communities to develop economic vitality and create and sustain wealth. These economic advancement programs set the stage for the long-term prosperity of the clients served through english-as-a-second-language (esl) courses, adult basic education classes, job placement assistance, financial education, and parental support groups that educate parents on the u. S. School system. This approach provides them with the tools and resources to actively support themselves and encourage their children's long-term social and academic growth. In 2014: - 706 students were served in english as a second language (esl) and other adult basic education (abe) classes - 156 preschoolers showed gains in kindergarten readiness and 90 students in the elementary tutoring program showed gains in school as 3,000 hours of tutoring was provided for latinos of all ages- 1,437 clients served through employment services job counseling- 2,000 tax declarations were prepared, returning $3. 5 million to the community in tax refunds- 517 individuals attended financial literacy workshops
mental health services:mental health services has been the roots of clues since it was established as a mental health services provider for minnesota's latino community in 1981. These high-quality, person-centered services focus on meeting the mental health needs of all age groups to advance the well-being of individuals and families. We offer individual and family counseling in order to ease acculturation and to create healthy families with stable support networks. Additionally, we provide diagnostic assessments, youth case management, a program to help clients who have been sexually-assaulted, and community outreach and advocacy. We respect our clients' right to privacy, safety, and dignity to ensure that they receive the highest quality of care as they take strides toward improved mental health and well-being. In 2014: - 2,115 therapeutic sessions were conducted- 398 clients received mental health services
family services:family services address latino family needs through advocacy, parenting education, community resources education and access assistance, referrals, and case management. By teaching positive parenting and coping skills, clues helps to improve the health and emotional well-being of children and families. These parenting skills, acquired through parent peer-support groups, addresses such complex and interrelated issues as isolation, lack of extended family support, and acculturation. In 2014: - 333 men learned parenting skills through the father project- over 60 families were offered in-house parenting skills- 200 people were served by our sexual assault and domestic violence programs