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About Us

Family Pathways works with communities to develop supportive, caring relationships to help people meet their basic needs. This is done by offering a safety-net of essential services.


Our Heritage

Family Pathways began in 1978 as the Family Resource Center, a grassroots community organization in Chisago County, Minnesota that provided counseling services to youth and families. The services offered and geography served changed and expanded over the years to meet the growing needs of the many different communities in East Central Minnesota. In March of 1998, the organization changed its name to Family Pathways and adopted its current mission. It was another exciting year in 2014 when The Refuge Network, a domestic abuse agency, merged with Family Pathways providing an essential safety net of services to people in our community.

Communities we serve: City of Forest Lake, MN; Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties in Minnesota; and Polk County in Wisconsin.

Services: Hunger Relief (Food Shelves, Mobile Food Truck, School Back Pack Program, Community Meals), The Refuge Network Domestic Abuse Programs and Shelter, Aging Services, Youth Programs and Teen Centers.