CHA supports

Using PCIT (Parent-Child-Interaction-Therapy)

“John” is a 6-year-old boy on the autism spectrum who was brought to our clinic by his mother for significant behavior problems.

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Providing Support When Needed Most

Several weeks ago I met with a mom who was alone in her room -- no balloons, no welcome baby signs or gifts -- just a 16 year…

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Healing With Music

Steve, a five-year-old boy, was initially admitted to Children's after he was having some vision changes and was unable to look…

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Road To Recovery

Shelley is a 15-year-old female who was referred to the Runaway Intervention Program after it was learned that she was used in…

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Offering Words Of Comfort: A Chaplaincy Story

I was called into Children’s on a Saturday night at about 9:00pm at the request of the mother of twins, a boy and a girl, who…

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Welcome to the Children's Hospital Association

CHA is a volunteer non-profit organization that raises funds to support programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  CHA has a rich history of facilitating leading edge care for children and helping to establish Children’s as a national leader in pediatric health care. This year CHA pledged $610,000 to Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. This would not be possible without the generosity of our many loyal supporters. Many of the programs and research projects we sponsor are ongoing, and without our funding they could not continue. 

CHA Highlights

Great Clips Golf Tournament: 06.23.14

On June 23, 2014, 190 golfers gathered at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club for the 18th annual Great Clips Charity Golf Classic.

This great event began in 1997 and has contributed over $3 million to Children's. The money raised this year will benefit the Family Needs Fund of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. 

Following a fun day of golf, all gathered for a dinner program. The evening ended with a fabulous live and silent auction. This year's event raised over $250,000. Some of those proceeds will also go toward this year's Fund-a-Need, cameras for the NICU.

The event was made possible with the partnership of Great Clips Inc, many sponsors, donors, the hospital foundation and the volunteers of Thumper chapter of Children's Association and the Lunch Bunch and Night Owls Guilds of CHA. 

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How are your dollars making a difference?

This year, CHA pledged $610,000.00 to fund programs and services at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota that are underfunded or not covered by insurance.

Included this year, Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) has received a grant for $120,000.00. Their expertise and strength in the field of child abuse is known nationally. MCRC recognizes, treats and works with community partners to provide a better life for children who may be a victim of physical and/or sexual abuse. By mid-year, MCRC has seen over 600 patients. With your donations, these children received the care they needed.

Additional programs use funds pledged from CHA to train professionals to see more patients and serve their needs promptly. A pledge of $120,000.00 to the Children’s Hospital Clinic of St. Paul helps to pay for medications for families who are financially fragile.

View the 2014 Supported Programs

Runaway Intervention Program

Using a strengths-focused approach with sexually exploited runaway youth, an Advanced Practice Nurse works with youth and their families to help all runaways return home and attend school, improve family interactions and helps navigate all aspects of healthcare. The APNs provide health education, contraception, mental health screening and also help girls with goal planning, developing self-care skills and connecting the youth with youth development opportunities in their community. The goal of the Runaway Intervention Program is to reduce the traumatic distress sexually exploited youth report, to increase supportive relationships and protective factors in their lives, and to prevent or reduce common risk behavior sequella of sexual abuse or exploitation.

The Runaway Intervention Program (RIP) has been supported by CHA since 2004 and will be the recipient of the proceeds from the 2014 Storyland Gala Fund-A-Need on Saturday, October 25, 2014.