Caring for Children and Uplifting Families
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Sarah was born and raised in St. Paul, MN and continues to reside there with her daughter. For over 17 years Sarah engaged in corporate work that ran the gamut from marketing and purchasing to administration and event planning. However, a spark occurred in 2001 that fueled Sarah’s desire to create a place to provide child-focused respite care for parents and caregivers. As Sarah’s work in the field of Children and Family Services continued, she was able to enjoy various volunteer opportunities such developing a daycare service for a local church and serving on the Funds Allocation board for the United Way.
In 2015 the opportunity to move away from the corporate world and pursue her passion of working with children and their families presented itself, and Sarah leapt at the chance. In 2016, Sarah earned a degree in Child Care Administration and Advocacy while remaining engaged in the community with endeavors into childcare, coaching a Praise dance team and youth group mediation. Sarah w
Kayla has a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Spanish Studies from the University of Minnesota, and a Master's of Social Work from St. Catherine University. Kayla is originally from St. Cloud, but moved to the Twin Cities for higher education, where she became involved in advocacy work for mental health care access and immigration/refugee rights. Kayla has worked in the non-profit sector, immigration law case management, integrated health care, community-based mental health, school-based mental health, outpatient mental health, and community organizing. She knows the value of bringing together the voices of diverse backgrounds to create programs that will serve the community and have it be led by those who live in that same community.
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