When children with mental health 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.
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. Our compassionate child therapists help children develop the skills to be successful at home, in school and in the community.
Who We Help
Washburn Center serves children from birth to age 18. Last year, we offered hope to more than 3,900 children and approximately 11,700 family members. In response to the community’s growing need, the nonprofit doubled the number of children it served in the past six years. More than 65% of children we serve are from families with low incomes.
A Critical Community Resource
Washburn Center for Children has strengthened the Twin Cities community for more than 135 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
Our Service Area
Washburn Center’s three office locations – Brooklyn Park, Edina 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.
We’re Built Around A Story Of Hope
Take a brief stroll through our history.