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Vision and Mission

  • Mission:  To cultivate strong families across Minnesota by connecting them with one another for support and information so they become empowered advocates improving health and quality of life for their children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities.
  • Vision:  Strong connected families who are empowered advocates ensure the best health care for children and youth with special healthcare needs.
  • We exist to help support parents and families of children and youth with special healthcare needs and disabilities. We are a source of information, insight on available resources, and peer support
  • To help families of CYSHN navigate systems of care (health care, health care financing/insurance, education, community resources). Peer support = help parents of CYSHN with feelings of loneliness, depression, isolation, grief, anxiety, etc.
  • Families with children who have special health care needs or disabilities must have a voice.