• Circle of Courage
  • Belonging
  • Independence
  • Mastery
  • Generosity

We Are Here to Help...

Greater Minnesota Family Services is an organization that for over 20 years has been assisting individuals, children and families who need help with emotional and social problems and other conflicts in life that make daily living difficult rather than rewarding. We are a group of over 180 people with expertise in almost all areas of mental well-being from birth to 100. Our staff are equipped to help with emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, chemical use, and school performance to name a few. We work with families to resolve these issues by identifying options and resources to maintain the family circle.

From One of Our Staff About Our Mission...

 Lois Wesbur:

When I first came to GM in 1997 there was a lot of discussion about the agency "getting too big".   During my years with GM I have met some of the best families.  I have seen some of the happiest days in a family, felt the joy of some of the smallest accomplishments, felt the pain of some of the poorest families, and shared the success of some of the families that the communities had no hope for.  I have been hugged by dirty hands and arms, offered a portion of a "last" cookie, been told my driving was "awesome for an old lady", thanked for the work that a family did, and walked a path with a family that felt hopeless.  I have taken phone calls from moms that want to know "what do I do Now?"  I have taken calls during mealtimes, from the bathroom, on vacation, and late at night.  I have never felt a family should be in a position that there is no one available during their crisis.  It is during times like these that I have been blessed with the greatest gift a person can receive - The awareness of one's own blessings.