About Our Organization

                                                               
Working Together . . . Serving Families . . . Improving Lives

It is the vision of the Otter Tail Family Services Collaborative that families, communities and service providing agencies work together for a responsive, flexible system of education, support and services that focus positively on the needs, strengths and potential of each child and family. 






CORE VALUES
As service providers who collaborate, we value:
  • Improved outcomes for children & families
  • Leadership & innovation
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Responsive service delivery system

GOALS
  • Increasing Academic Engagement
  • Improving Emotional Well-being
  • Improving Preventative Health Practices
  • Reducing Risk Behavior



Program Standards

Each Collaborative program:

Is developed as a result of a planning process that includes consumer representatives, governance board members, partner organization CEOs, supervisors and direct service staff;
Is planned and directed by a work group with members assigned by any interested partner organization;
Is prevention and/or early intervention strategy;
Focuses on solutions, rather than problems;
Works with families to identify and build on existing strengths;
Offers support, information and skill-building to at-risk children/youth and their families;
Serves the family at the location of their choosing, typically in their home, at times convenient to family members;
Is offered without chrge to families, though third party reimbursement is sought whenever possible.
To achieve their goals, the Collaborative has developed programs which are staffed by employees of partner organizations that are hired and trained collaboratively to use the model and/or curriculum developed for each program. Click on the following links for more details on the listed programs.