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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Parent Enrichment Classes

Published in Pediatrics, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

The St. Cloud Area Family Y and CentraCare have partnered to offer parenting classes on effective approaches backed by research.

1-2-3 Magic

1-2-3 Magic offers a simple and effective procedure for setting limits in addition to helping parents reinforce positive patterns of behavior in children between ages 2-12. Participants complete 1-2-3 Magic after attending the two-part class series. Cost is $80 (Y members receive a $20 discount) for the two-night offering from 3-6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Area Family Y, 2001 Stockinger Dr. Choose from:

  • Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 or
  • Dec. 9 and Dec. 16

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Parenting the Love and Logic Way provides practical, easy-to-use techniques that help prepare kids for the real world while assisting parents with developing healthy and respectful relationships with their children.

Participants complete Parenting the Love and Logic Way after attending a three-part series of classes. Cost is $100 (Y members receive a $20 discount) for the three-night offering from 3-6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Area Family Y, 2001 Stockinger Dr.

  • Oct.14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28

Children are able to use the Kid Zone while their parents are attending class. An additional fee will apply. Snack included. Register today or for more information, contact Jeffrey Reed, MS, LMFT, at 320-229-5128 or e-mail