About NicBluCares

A Compassionate Community. NicBluCares

NicBluCares is the national pilot of a successful worldwide movement called ‘Compassionate Communities’. The people of Nicollet and Blue Earth Counties in Minnesota are building a safety net of community support, strengthening our compassion and capacity to care for one another in difficult times.

NicBluCares is guided by Deva Nation, the national lead for the global Compassionate Communities movement. It is fiscally sponsored by the Mankato Area Foundation.

A Compassionate Community acknowledges that the care for one another during life’s most challenging moments is not solely a task for medical and social services but is everyone’s responsibility. We belong. We take care of each other.


NicBluCaresTOGETHER builds our capacity for compassion inviting us to come together with respect, authentic presence and attentive listening. Sharing our experiences allows us to companion each other through suffering, which is the definition of compassion.

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NicBluCaresIMPACT partners with health, civic, and other helping professionals creating evidence-based research, new models of care delivery, and public health/mental wellbeing promotion.

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NicBluCaresNOW.com consolidates support for free and reduced cost social services into one central database, increasing the accessibility, efficiency, and impact of community programs.

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