Strategic Plan

Improving mental health, supporting school attendance and performance, and building community resiliency and protective factors in our communities are critical needs in Le Sueur County. In recognition of this, the Collaborative included these in its Strategic Plan. This plan will be refined as needs, strengths, resources, and viability of the goals become understood. We look forward to providing solutions that support well-being families and generations to come. 

2023 - 2026 Le Sueur County Family Services Collaborative Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Initiatives

Initiative Title Goal(s)
MORE RESILIENT MINNESOTA Improve the health and resilience of current and future generations by raising awareness about Adverse Childhood Experiences, collecting community input about children’s and families’ needs, and develop plans to mitigate risk factors and enhance protective factors.
MENTAL HEALTH Position the Collaborative to affect changes to, and utilization of, services provided in times of crisis for treatment of mental illness, for early identification and intervention, and in the prevention of mental health symptoms.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Improve school attendance and graduation rates by providing resources and interventions to support students and families in prioritizing school attendance.
COLLABORATIVE ORGANIZATION Clearly establish structure, committees, roles, goals, and processes. Improve connections between agencies and share resources to serve families.
  1. More Resilient Minnesota Initiative
  2. Mental Health Initiative
  3. School Attendance Initiative
  4. Collaborative Organization Initiative

Phase 1: Host 5 presentations on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) for professionals, parents, and community groups within Le Sueur County. 

Phase 2: Train 5 local champions who will then widely share ACEs and NEAR Science information and expand community leadership across diverse sectors and groups in our County. 

Phase 3: Conduct Community Resilience Conversations and/or 100 Cups of Coffee Interviews to engage at least 50 diverse community members to gather their input about community strengths, challenges, and possible next steps to promote greater community wellbeing. 

Phase 4: Develop Community Resilience Plans that outline next steps for decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors in their communities and apply for micro grants to fund Initiatives developed in that plan.