Exhibitors

180 Degrees

180 Degrees supports individuals and families in overcoming barriers, transforming lives, and contributing to healthy, multicultural communities. Our vision is to offer assistance to youth, families and individuals at critical junctures in their lives that will enable them to achieve their full potential, experience peace and respect within their communities, and live healthy, self-sufficient lives.

Contact:

Kit Briem
180 Degrees
kit.briem@180Degrees.org
612-465-0054
236 Clifton Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55403

1000 Petals

1000 Petals is a training and consulting company on the science and practice of mindfulness, movement and social/emotional learning. Our programs guide service providers on how to integrate yoga-base movement, mindfulness, breath work and social/emotional learning activities into classrooms and therapeutic settings.

Contact:
Kathy Flaminio
1000 Petals LLC
kathy@1000-petals.com
651-373-1352
1882 Princeton Ave
Saint Paul MN 55105

Ampersand Families

Minnesota’s only nonprofit agency focused solely on meeting the permanency needs of older youth (age 10 years and older) and sibling groups in the child welfare system, Ampersand Families is a resource for youth, families and professionals seeking to promote permanent relationships between teens who have experienced trauma and committed adults who will help them heal.

Contact:
Bridget Sabo
Ampersand Families
bridget@ampersandfamilies.org
612-559-5862
2515 Wabash Avenue, Suite 150
St. Paul MN 55114

Annex Teen Clinic

The Annex Teen Clinic is a sexual health clinic serving young people through age 25 with education and clinical services. All programs are designed to reinforce preventative behaviors that will decrease unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Contact:
Abby Johnson
Annex Teen Clinic
abby@annexteenclinic.org
763-533-1316
5810 42nd Ave North
Robbinsdale MN 55422

Annie Meehan Speaking and Consulting

Annie Meehan knows about overcoming. She speaks powerfully about being “the exception” in your life, business, and relationships. Her books: Be the Exception: 7 Steps to Transformation; Paths, Detours and Possibilities; and an Inspirational Journal will be available for purchase at YIPA FEST.

Contact:
Annie Meehan
Annie Meehan Speaking and Consulting
Annie@AnnieMeehan.com
952-994-8356 
13220 Longview Drive
Burnsville MN 55337 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 

Every day a child’s life is changed for the better, forever at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. We provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, one-to-one mentoring relationships that positively impact school, home and future success for the thousands of Little Brothers and Little Sisters we serve.

Contact:
Jen Harnisch
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
jharnisch@bigstwincities.org
651-494-4726
2550 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55114

Cornerstone Advocacy Services

Cornerstone’s continuum of service helps to create communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive. Cornerstone advocates, educates, and leads the way to social change with an ultimate goal to reduce the prevalence of interpersonal violence.

Contact:
Zong Yang
Cornerstone Advocacy Services
zongy@cornerstonemn.org
952-884-0376
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington MN 55420

Diversity Into Action

Diversity into Action is born as an evolution of our for profit organization. In 2014 we founded Raices Media, a multicultural outreach organization that’s main objective is to help communities of color move forward by providing them with resources, tools and knowledge to advance in employment and education.

Contact:

Henry Torres
Diversity Into Action
henry.torres@diversityintoaction.org
1312 2nd Street NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

Echo’s Healing Stones

Echo’s Healing Stones is the handcrafted jewelry line from artist Echo. Echo puts her heart and soul into every piece she creates. She uses the finest materials available including a variety of semi-precious stones, shell, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and other organic materials with her creations.

Contact:

Echo Xiaopian Chen
Echo’s Healing Stones
info@echoshealingstones.com
612-483-7958
110 1st Ave NE #807
Minneapolis MN 55413

Family Innovations

Family Innovations is a counseling services provider that offers therapy to children, adults, couples and families affected by a number of mental health issues. We have ten locations in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and Michigan. In addition, we provide home-based mental health services to children and their families across the Twin Cities.

Contact:
Shea Swope
Family Innovations, Inc.
sswope@familyinnovations.com
612-924-3805
7525 Mitchell Rd., Ste. 100
Eden Prairie MN 55344

Family Strengths Counseling Group, Inc. 

Family Strengths Counseling Group, LLC is a out patient mental health group where people discover their inner strengths. Creative Play Training Center, LLC came into existence by recognizing a need in the mental health community of consistent and diverse training that is needed to be an effective play therapist. Please visit www.mnplaycenter.com for more information regarding becoming a RPT and/or upcoming trainings.

Contact:
Katherine Routt
Family Strengths Counseling Group, Inc.
katherine.routt@familystrengthscg.com
651-214-2575
199 Coon Rapids Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Family Wise

FamilyWise has been keeping children safe and helping families lead stable, healthy and productive lives since 1976. We educate, empower and enrich families who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness and domestic violence.

Contact:
Alton E. Brown III
Family Wise
abrown@familywiseservices.org
763-412-6540 or 612-877-7833
3036 University Ave SE
Minneapolis MN 55414

Headway

Experienced emotional and mental health care professionals provide outpatient therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), case management services, divorce education, in-school therapy and more throughout the Twin Cities. Headway is dedicated to helping people in emotional distress transform their lives.

Contact:
Silvia Yaurincela
Headway
silvia.yaurincela@headway.org
(612) 203-0216
6425 Nicollet Ave s
Richfield MN 55423

HealthPartners yumPower

HealthPartners yumPower is all about finding tasty, good-for-you foods that power your body and help you live the best life possible. After all, when you eat better, you feel better! With tasty tips and useful resources, yumPower makes it easy to find better-for-you foods that are full of flavor and fun.

Contact:

Thia Bryan
HealthPartners yumPower
thia.a.bryan@healthpartners.com
612-990-6563
8170 33rd Ave S
Bloomington MN 55425

Hennepin County Child & Teen Check Up

The Hennepin County Child & Teen Check Up program promotes preventative health and dental visits for children, teens & young adults up to age 21 who are on Medicaid. Staff assists families & young adults in finding health & dental clinics & specialists, transportation for those visits, interpreters, and setting up the actual appointments.

Contact:
Susan Herrig
Hennepin County Public Health Department
susan.herrig@hennepin.us
612-275-3409
300 South 6th Street MC718
Mpls. MN. 55487 MN 55403

HOPE 4 Youth

On any given night, more than 6,000 homeless young people in the State of Minnesota. We work hard to change the life trajectories of the youth who walk through our Drop-In Center doors. Whether they need basic necessities – food from the food pantry, clothes from the clothing closet, a hot shower, a hot, nutritious meal or personal hygiene items – or help finding housing, securing employment, finishing their education or accessing health care, we help put them on a path that allows them to leave their status of homeless in the past.

Contact:

Sara Kemp
Hope 4 Youth
skemp@hope4youthmn.org
763-323-2066
2665 4th Ave Suite 40
Anoka MN 55303

Job Corps / CHP International

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. At the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Contact:
Jennifer Moore
Job Corps/ CHP International
Moore.Jennifer@jobcorps.org
612-875-9369
1480 Snelling Avenue N
Saint Paul MN 55108

Just Jewelry and Cookie Lee

High fashion jewelry at affordable prices. Special on regular priced items; buy 1 get one for 50% off. I have a lot of clearance items that are 50% off. Just Jewelry donates 10% of all profits to several different charities.

Contact:
Amy Wielinski
Just Jewelry and Cookie Lee
amywielinski@yahoo.com
1136 Karth Lake Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Know the Truth

Know the Truth is a substance abuse prevention program that was established in 2006. We share stories of our personal struggles with addiction and present students with information about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.

Contact:
Sadie Holland
Know the Truth
sadie.holland@mntc.org
612-238-6190
740 E 24th St.
Minneapolis MN 55404

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being is a non-profit mental health agency providing outpatient mental health services in Anoka County and surrounding areas, impacting the lives of over 6,000 individuals, families, and caregivers each year.

Contact:
Patty Halvorson
Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being
phalvorson@leecarlsoncenter.org
763-230-7836
7954 University Ave. NE
Fridley MN 55432

Melrose Center

For more than 30 years Melrose Center has helped treat and heal patients and families struggling with all types of eating disorders. Personalized and innovative treatment includes treating all genders, all ages, eating disorders and diabetes, eating disorders and chemical dependency and athletes with eating disorders in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings.

Contact:
Cindy Schallock
Melrose Center
melrose@parknicollet.com
952-993-6555
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Power of Positive Workouts

Since 2002, our mission has been to provide you with easy to follow, simple ways to be healthier, happier, and feel whole. Our unique and distinctive programs teach you how to embrace life’s highs and lows in healthy and satisfying ways. When you become imbalanced due to stress, your whole life inevitably suffers. Becoming more resilient and creating a holistic life that keeps you engaged and believing in yourself is our goal.

Contact:
Ellie Peterson
Power of Positive Workouts
ellie@powerpositiveworkouts.com
612-710-3415
100 3rd Ave S. #2908
Minneapolis MN 55401 

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee

For the first time ever, children born today have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. We need to get kids moving again. Eating better. Building lifelong habits. That’s why the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is turning this one-day event into a lasting legacy. To build a healthier, more active, life-changing future for all of Minnesota’s children, focused on three key areas – fun, fuel, and fundamentals.

Contact:
Julia Davis
Minnesota Super Bowl Legacy Committee
jdavis@mnsuperbowl.com
773-991-2432
110 East 18th Street
Minneapolis MN 55458

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Since its inception, MOFAS has been a hub of hope for individuals and families affected by an FASD. MOFAS is the statewide organization serving as the leading voice and resource on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Minnesota and on a national level, standing up for the rights of the FASD community, providing education and training so that FASD is better understood, and creating awareness so all women know that there is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy.

Contact:
Shauna Feine
Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)
SFeine@mofas.org
651-917-2370
2233 University Ave W
St. Paul MN 55114

Movefwd

For more than 26 years, we have helped young people land on their feet when things get too hard to face alone. MoveFwd supports homeless and at-risk kids and their families with quick-response, barrier-free, no-cost counseling and case management. We serve young people at the older end of the spectrum with our housing program and drop-in for everyone.

Contact:
Christine Issa
Movefwd 
christineissa@movefwdmn.org
763-742-6700
1001 HWY 7 room 237
Hopkins MN 55305

Nystrom & Associates

Nystrom & Associates provides outpatient mental health and chemical dependency services including: psychiatry; co-occurring chemical dependency treatment; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; individual, couples/marriage, family and play therapy; psychological testing; nutritional counseling; and community-based mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Contact:
Brent Simon
Nystrom and Associates, Ltd.
BSimon@nystromcounseling.com
612-248-4395
1900 Silver Lake Rd.
New Brighton MN 55112

Physician Advocacy Network

The Physician Advocacy Network, a project of the Twin Cities Medical Society, is committed to educating health care providers and other professionals about e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products, engaging providers in local-level tobacco policy decisions, and empowering providers to become leaders in reducing tobacco use in Minnesota.

Contact:
Annie Krapek
Twin Cities Medical Society
akrapek@metrodoctors.com
612-623-2885
1300 Godward Street NE, #2000
Minneapolis MN 55413

QBS, Inc.

QBS, Inc. provides quality behavioral solutions to complex behavioral problems. Using evidence-based procedures supported by decades of scientific research in the field of applied behavior analysis, QBS offers behavioral training and consultation, for residential and day treatment programs, psychiatric hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, families and agencies who provide services to adults, children or adolescents.

Contact:
Patty Pruden-Lennox 
QBS, Inc.
pprudenlennox@QBScompanies.com 
49 Plain St.
North Attleboro, MA 02760

WFNU Frogtown Community Radio

Frogtown Community Radio is an emerging low-power FM (LPFM) radio based out of the Frogtown neighborhood in St. Paul, MN and broadcasting on 94.1 FM. With our hyper-local focus on Frogtown and surrounding communities, we are able to tap into fresh talent and engage our listener base in ways larger radio stations cannot. We believe that community radio provides a space for our community’s voices, languages, ideas, and stories to be heard.

Contact:

Simona Zappas
WFNU Frogtown Community Radio
simona@wfnu.org
612 424 0315
501 N Dale St.
St Paul MN 55103

Voyageur Outward Bound School

Challenge and adventure changes lives. Voyageur Outward Bound School partners with schools, nonprofits, colleges and professionals for student transformation. Through customized, relevant programs for youth and adults, we meet the unique needs of our partners. Day and multi-day outdoor adventure courses are designed to cultivate personal strengths and build skills for life’s challenges.

Contact:
Marlais Brand
Voyageur Outward Bound School
marlais.brand@vobs.org 
1400 Energy Park Dr #18
St Paul, MN 55108

YMCA

YMCA is for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We work to create connections between youth and caring adults and community resources, build skills for success and instill hope for the future.

Contact:
Anna Vandeberg
YMCA
anna.vandeberg@ymcamn.org
612-520-1354
2304 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55418

Itasca YFC

Itasca Youth for Christ is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, non-denominational youth organization registered with the Federal and Minnesota State government. Itasca YFC is a chartered affiliate with the YFC/USA organization. The development of the Itasca YFC program is directly related to local community support.

Contact:
Duane Geisler
Itasca Youth For Christ
yfcduane@2z.net
(218) 326-9079
412 N. Pokegama Av.
P.O.Box 209
Grand Rapids, MN 55744