Recently, a leader in the Twin Cities philanthropic community, Katherine B. Anderson Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation has contibuted $150,000 to Lifetrack's Campaign for Hope. These funds were used to purchase new busses for the Families Together Therapeutic Preschool Program and will also be used for playground and building upgrades.
2015 was a whirlwind of a year! For us at Lifetrack, it was another outstanding year dedicated to our mission of developing the strengths within children, families and adults facing the greatest life challenges.
The Families Together preschool has also made a big difference for her kids. “Therapy was beneficial with my daughter,” says Ann. “She kept to herself mostly… Now she’s open and comes and talks to Chandra [and others].” Ann’s son also benefited from specialized therapy including speech therapy and sessions with Lifetrack’s child psychologist, Kris Muyskens. “[Kris] taught him how to regulate his breathing, did yoga with him and even brought in therapy dogs for him,” says Ann. “She went to the fullest extent of everything she could possibly do to help him,” says Ann. “My kids love going to school.”
The City of Minneapolis awarded Lifetrack's Train-to-Career program the Adult Service Provider of the Year. Lifetrack has gotten a consistent "A" grade from the City of Minneapolis for this program by raising the bar on its performance goals every quarter.