News, Events and Updates


May Is Mental Health Month

Everyone – no matter what age – has feelings. At Washburn Center, we help kids who are overwhelmed by their feelings of sadness, anger or anxiety.

Healthy Snacks Drive

Washburn Center for Children invites you to help fuel the bodies of young children who are working to restore their mental wellness.

Building Bridges and Cross Cultural Competencies

It takes a certain kind of person to work day in and day out with children and families who are struggling. Add cultural differences as well as language based communication barriers and you have situations that can be challenging on every level. Liz Franklin, LICSW, is one of those people

Washburn Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Washburn Center’s new facility located on Glenwood Avenue in Minneapolis.


The Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma-Informed Practice with Children

Learn new strategies to help reduce the negative impact of a child’s exposure to trauma. Designed for any professional working with children, this FREE webinar provides participants with a better understanding of how trauma affects a child’s development

Helping Hands for Kids Golf Tournament

Spend the day at our 30th Annual Helping Hands for Kids Golf Tournament, soaking up the sun at The Minikahda Club!

Healthy Kids – Healthy Communities

The mental health of our community’s children impacts us all. See how Washburn Center is a vital Twin Cities resource that creates brighter futures for children struggling with learning disorders, depression, anxiety or trauma. Tour our therapeutic classrooms and ask questions of Washburn Center’s leadership during this free, one-hour introduction. Dates and Times: May 14,… Read more »

Washburn Games

Over 375 kids enjoyed a sunny day filled with 20 different sport activities in support of children’s mental health