Together for Good creates safety nets for vulnerable families

Together for Good

As women and mothers, we understand how overwhelming life can be when there is no one to call during times of crisis and need.

Our Mission

Together for Good creates pathways for the local church to come alongside vulnerable children and families in Christ-centered ministry.

What drives us?

Our vision is to live out Isaiah 1:17. Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.

Do Good

We offer tangible opportunities to do good as we come alongside vulnerable children and isolated parents. Our volunteers offer practical help by hosting children during times of parental crisis and surround families with ongoing relational support through our network of care.

Seek Justice

God calls us to defend, visit and care for widows and orphans. We believe Christians are called to walk with the hurting, the rejected and those who are in distress. We are committed to pleading the widow’s cause and bringing justice to the fatherless.

Correct Oppression

Social isolation is one of the greatest risk factors for child abuse and neglect. But many assistance programs fail to provide what struggling parents need most: RELATIONSHIPS.

  • Our Statement of Faith

    1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
    2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
    3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
    4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
    5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
    6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
    7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Meet the team

We’ve worked with vulnerable families for over 26 years and have placed over 200 children in safe homes each year during times of family crisis.

Katie Brown


Ann Pearcy

Program Administrator

Megan Dennison

Care Coordinator

Kirsten Phillips

Staff Support/Communications

Kelly Donohue, LGSW

Social Worker

Mary Pramann

Case Manager/Prison Liason

Courtney Eastlund

Case Manager, Isanti County Coordinator

Karine Ruis, LSW

Home Assessment Specialist

Kate Etter, LGSW

Home Assessment Specialist

Maridel Sandberg

President, Executive Director

Lori Hoganson

Case Manager

Amber Schmitz

Rochester Family Services Coordinator

Jessica LaFavor

Chaplain and Resource Coordinator

Jaimi Smiley, LSW

Social Work Consultant

Joy McAfee

Rochester Site Coordinator

Alicia Stratman, MSW, LGSW

Social Worker

Katie Pavek, LMFT

Home Assessment Specialist