Freeborn County Family Services and Children's Mental Health Collaborative

We’re Hiring!

Contracted Collaborative Coordinator Job Description (PDF)  

Cover letters and resumes should be submitted to: 

Freeborn County Public Health

Attn: Sue Yost, Collaborative Chair

411 South Broadway Avenue

PO Box 1147

Albert Lea, MN 56007         

Our Mission

The Freeborn County Family Services and Children's Mental Health Collaborative facilitates a comprehensive collaboration of providers to foster an environment where families receive needed services to nature the children of Freeborn County in reaching their potential. 

Our Purpose

To foster collaborative prevention and intervention efforts to improve the outcomes, stability and health of all children and families through the coordination of multi-agency services and informal and formal supports within the community by developing a comprehensive system of collaborative service delivery to improve the ability of families to meet the needs of their children.  

The Collaborative shall not function as a provider, but shall perform activities that coordinate supports and services, with a goal of system improvement.  The Collaborative shall neither replace nor duplicate existing agencies, but shall create and sustain relationships among them. The Collaborative shall strive to achieve goals through the utilization of existing resources by creating a more efficient and effective system.  

What We Do

Support School Attendance through Truancy Prevention Activities

Support Mental Health Awareness and Services

Support Prevention of Youth Substance Use


Partners in Collaboration

3 School Districts

3 Freeborn County Departments 

1 Community Action Agency 

1 Mental Health Entity 

1 HeadStart Grantee 

2 City Partners 

1 Health Care Partner 

1 Parent/Consumer Community Member 

Family Services and Children's Mental Health Collaborative Board Meetings

Noon  1:30 pm 

The first Wednesday of every month. 

2023 Dates: April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 8, December 6  


Meetings are held at the Freeborn County Government Center.  

There is a virtual option to attend.  The public is welcome to attend

Contact Sue Yost or Suzi Nerison for information about how to attend virtual meetings.



  1. Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Meeting (ATOD) 
  2. Children’s Mental Health (LCC/LAC)

Contact Us

Billing/Mailing Address:

203 W Clark St.

PO Box 1246

Albert Lea MN 56007


Phone: 507.377.5400

TDD:    507.377.5519

Fax:     507.377.5498 or