Mental Health is as Important as Physical Health
Washburn Center for Children is the state’s leading children’s mental health center, caring for a wide variety of children’s needs such as:
- attention deficit disorders
- behavioral problems
- learning difficulties
One out of five Minnesota children will experience mental health challenges, yet only 20% get the help they need. Washburn ensures caregivers have a resource to help kids who are hurting on the inside.
Washburn Center believes a child’s mental health is as important as their physical health. When children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges receive early intervention, they have happier childhoods, are less likely to fail academically, drop out of school or become involved in the juvenile justice system.
Our compassionate child therapists help children develop the skills to be successful at home, in school and in the community.
A Critical Community Resource
Washburn Center for Children has strengthened the Twin Cities community for 132 years. The nonprofit:
- Is the state’s leading expert in childhood trauma
- Developed a nationally recognized model for treating high-risk children, with the resulting research information being used by therapists across the nation
- Provides quality assessment and treatment of children that incorporates evidence based practices, promising practices and new research — all to help children grow into healthy, productive adults
Who We Help
Washburn Center serves children from birth to age 18. Last year, we offered hope more than 2,700 children and over 8,100 family members. In response to the community’s growing need, the nonprofit doubled the number of children it served in the past six years. Nearly 61% of children we serve are from families with low incomes.
Our Service Area
Washburn’s three office locations – Brooklyn Park, Minnetonka and Minneapolis – serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. The nonprofit also offers in-home services, and its school based program serves the Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Minneapolis school districts.
With over 130 years of experience in assisting high risk children in the Minneapolis area, Washburn Center for Children is the leader in helping children with social, emotional and behavioral problems and their families. As a community mental health center focused on children’s mental health, we strive to integrate innovative research into program practice, implement meaningful evaluation methods and provide effective training and consultation for agency staff and community collaborators.
We’re Built Around A Story Of Hope
Take a brief stroll through our history.