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820 children waiting to be adopted
This year's 21st annual Celebrate Adoption: Circus of the Heart event on Nov. 4 will celebrate the 955 children adopted from the state's foster care system last year and highlight the need for 820 foster children waiting for families.

New funds help adults with disabilities find, keep housing
Grants totaling $2.97 million have been awarded to 46 counties and three American Indian tribes to help more people with disabilities have housing of their own through a new initiative from the state of Minnesota. 

Minnesota communities will share $33 million to provide needed mental health care to kids 
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has awarded 57 mental health providers a total of $33 million –$11 million per year for three years – to bring mental health services to over half of Minnesota schools. 

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Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards: Life House
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Life House provides disadvantaged and disenfranchised youth in the Duluth area with a place of safety, acceptance and belonging.
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