Tonka CARES is a diverse community collaborative that provides a platform for healthy youth development in our community. We seek to promote mental health, substance use prevention, early intervention, and recovery among Minnetonka youth. We welcome ALL individuals, and truly hope to break down barriers which impede those with mental health and substance use disorders from seeking help/support, and to fight stigma against those who are afflicted by these diseases. Tonka CARES serves as a hub for resources in our community. We stand to build relationships, connect individuals, and provide support and resources where and whenever possible. Let this be your platform to change the conversation and the outcome in our community.

Tonka CARES Updates...

***As a result of current weather conditions, tonight's***

Thursday April 11, 2019 Not ME! Safety & Self-Defense Training Course at MHS will be rescheduled to a later date.

For more information & registration on Not ME!

Mental Wellness


With flavors like bubblegum, cotton-candy, sour worms targeting out youth, use rates have increased significantly causing the FDA to deem youth vaping an epidemic. As a result the FDA purposes restriction on flavored e-liquids and tobacco products. To learn more about this issue visit our initiatives tab and/or the links below.

FDA to restrict flavored vape & tobacco products

Restricting Vape and Tobacco Flavor

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Kim Oelhafen
Project Director
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We rely fully on grants and community support. Donate and become a sponsor of Tonka CARES! All contributions are tax deductible.

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Meeting Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • 9-10:30 a.m. DSC Room 109
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    • 1-2:30 p.m., DSC Community Room
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • 9-10:30 a.m., DSC Community Room
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    • 1-2:30 p.m. DSC Community Room
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • 9-10:30 a.m. DSC Community Room

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