Care in Action Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and preventing maltreatment.

We do this by providing community education and developing partnerships between community members and county child protection services.

Community partnerships

Care in Action Minnesota has developed partnerships with child protection services in the following counties:

  • Washington
  • Ramsey
  • Dakota
  • Winona
  • Fillmore

We partner churches, businesses and other groups directly with individual child protection services workers through the Adopt a Social Worker program.

We empower individuals to meet needs identified by social workers through our Email Partners program.

Through these partnerships, members of the community can provide resources for children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect.

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Our history

Care in Action Minnesota was established by Pete and Chris Singer in Washington County, Minnesota, in 2005. It was modeled after the HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support) organization in Charleston, S.C.

Pete Singer is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience working with children and adults who have mental health diagnoses and intellectual disabilities. Chris Singer and has worked more than 20 years in various healthcare leadership positions, and currently serves as chief operating officer of a community healthcare system.

Learn more  about Care in Action in this speech by founder Pete Singer.