Family Service Rochester

Upcoming Events

Father's Day Celebration

The Father Project, a program of Family Service Rochester is celebrating dads. Join us for a free lunch, games and father/child talent show! Lunch will be provided by Sam's Club. Activities will include: make and fly your own kite, relay/sack races, scavenger hunt, music and more. At 1:00pm the Father/Child Talent show will begin, hosted by KTTC Chief Meteorologist, Randy Brock. Fathers and children are encouraged to be creative and have fun selecting a talent they can perform together. Prizes will be given out randomly based on participation.

Saturday, June 7th,

11am - 2pm

Kutzky Park, 213 13th AVe. NW, Rochester, MN

Everything is FREE!:


Meals on Wheels Survival Kits

Each spring and fall, Family Service Rochester distributes "Summer or Winter Survival Kits" to Meals on Wheels recipients. These kits contain a shelf stable meal, snacks, bottles of water, batteries, etc. to help with any extreme conditions the season may bring. We are currently collecting items for the Winter Survival kits. Donations can be dropped off at Family Service Rochester, below is a list of items needed:

  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Bottles of Ensure (or similar brands)
  • Bottles of water
  • Pre-paid phones (for emergencies)
  • Individually packaged shelf stable food items (granola bars, etc.)
  • Crossword puzzles, etc.


2015 Once Upon A Playhouse

Family Service Rochester is partnering with the Rochester Area Builders to again showcase 4 unique playhouses at the Builders Home Show, February 13-15, 2014. Playhouses will again be raffled and winning tickets drawn on February 15th at 4:00pm (winner does not need to be present).

All funds support Family Service Rochester's work addressing family violence. More information can be found on

Family Service Rochester Wish List


Family Access Center

Toys and games are heavily used at the Family Access Center as children have visits with non-custodial parents / guardians. We constantly need to replace and update these items. The most needed right now are:

  • Polly Pocket (individuals and sets)
  • Littlest Pet Shop (individuals and sets)
  • Outside toys (croquet, bocce ball, balls, chalk, bubbles, etc)
  • Older Children games (battleship, apples to apples, etc)
  • Clear plastic totes with latches
  • Area play rugs with roads maps or train tracks


Family Service Rochester Kid's Room

The kids play room used during groups, counseling, and parenting courses. Items in needed include

  • Family friendly DVD's
  • CD player
  • Comfortable kid's furniture (small pieces)
  • Small plastic tubs to organize toys on shelves
  • Toys (other than stuffed animals)


Donations can be brought to Family Service Rochester. Please call with questions, 287-2010. Thank you!

Family Service Rochester • 1110 6th St. •  Rochester MN 55901 • 507 287 2010 © 2008 Family Service Rochester