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We’re going virtual!  To guard our community’s health, Family Voices of Minnesota will be hosting it’s 9th Annual Connecting Hearts, Raising Voices Benefit virtually.

Register Today!

Join us for our main fundraiser of the year.  Enjoy a moving 60-minute virtual program featuring story-teller Kevin Kling and participate in the fun of a silent auction from home. This year’s online auction is running for the entire week prior to the event. The auction will feature a variety of items and other opportunities to donate to our cause.  We appreciate your generosity.  Please help us hit our goal of $50,000! 

Tickets: $40 per household

There are a limited number of scholarships available for families raising children with extra needs.  If you would like to take advantage of this scholarship, please email for a coupon code before registering.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 

7:00 – 8:00 PM


More about  our keynote speaker, Kevin Kling…..he is back for a second year to share his humor and insight on life and disability. Kevin is an author, playwright and storyteller who has performed all over the world and is often featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Funds are more crucial than ever. Family connections, resources and support provided by Family Voices of Minnesota have become more essential in 2020.  Families raising children with extra needs have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent survey, these families report concerns about health and safety, increases in social isolation, skills regression, lost supports and mental health concerns.  Most recently, families are grappling with if, how and when to safely send their kids back into the classroom.


Parent Groups

One in Five Minnesota families with children has a child with adisability or chronic health condition. We do not have to feel alone.

Family Voices of MN offers a variety of parent groups including in-person and virtual offerings. Visit our Parent Groups page for more information about upcoming parent group meetings.

Family Leadership Institute



October 2019 – May 2020

Family Voices of Minnesota is offering a strengths-based Family Leadership Training designed for parents and caregivers of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities. Each participant will complete a Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment and have access to individual coaching with a Gallup-certified strengths coach.

Topics covered in the curriculum include A History of Disability in MN, Family-Centered Care, Advocacy and Public Policy, Parent-Professional Partnerships, and Understanding State Agencies.