S.A.F.E. is a group run by family members of people with mental illness that focuses on Support, Advocacy, Family, and Education.
The goals we set
People Incorporated recognizes that mental illness has a life-changing impact on all members on a family, not just the person with the illness. We understand that families go through stages of change as they adapt to the changes brought about by the family member’s illness. We value family involvement in our agency and seek the voice of families in promoting our mission. Linking families with community resources and providing education about mental illness and other brain disorders helps families and significant others provide effective support to their loved-ones.
Services we provide
People Incorporated asks clients to allow us to involve family members, although clients can choose whether or not they wish their family to be involved. The following are possible ways families or significant others might participate:
Support for Consumers - People Incorporated encourages clients to involve family members in their services and treatment goals, including:
- treatment planning
- service involvement
- support network
- crisis intervention.
Support for Family - People Incorporated can provide family members with information on resources and services, including:
- education on mental illness
- education on medications
- family support groups
- community resources
- family healing resources
Support for People Incorporated - Families can support the work of People Incorporated and be powerful agents for change through:
- serving on committees
- developing resources
About the process
For further information about S.A.F.E., please call 651-288-3532. The S.A.F.E. group meets on the last Wednesday of each month–call for verification of time and place.
For additional free support/education seminars, see those sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry.