Guiding Partners to Solutions (GPS) is a program currently provided through Olmsted County Community Services in partnership with Family Service Rochester. GPS serves any individual or family in Olmsted County who is struggling to connect with resources or services they may need. Often the individual or family has encountered systemic barriers or are experiencing personal barriers that interfere with the ability to get their needs met. The GPS Social Worker assists the individual or family to reduce barriers and connect with the appropriate resource or service.
GPS is intended to be a short-term service or up to approximately 60 days. In some situations, a phone conversation with a GPS Social Worker can provide the needed guidance and resource information. In others, simply providing resource information is not enough and the GPS Social Worker walks alongside the individual or family to make the necessary connections. Because individuals and families often come to GPS feeling frustrated with barriers they’ve encountered, GPS engages with them quickly and begins working on solutions right away.
To connect with GPS, simply call 507 328-6325. Or, you can stop by to see them at 2117 Campus Drive SE in Rochester.