Our top priority:

the well-being of our staff and providing continuity and access to mental health care for children and families.

Now more than ever, Washburn Center is centered on caring for the mental health of children and families in our community.

With the vast COVid-19 impacts, families are more isolated, struggling with job loss and economic stressors, and deeply affected by the pervasive anxiety that we are all experiencing.

Our team moved rapidly to ensure we would continue to support the health and well-being of our staff and the children and families who they serve.  Effective, March 18, we suspended face-to-face sessions at all Washburn Center sites and our teams transitioned to phone-based and teletherapy for nearly all services.

We have capacity for new children and families who need stabilizing therapeutic services because of intensified stress, anxiety and depression.

For our families, we understand the stress this pandemic is causing for you and your family. We are focused on the mental health of your children and family. We are here and ready to help as you cope with changes in jobs, schools, supplies and all you are facing. Please call your therapist directly to connect for your child’s mental health or call: 612.871.1454.

To our dedicated supporters and funders, thank you. Your generosity and commitment helps us sustain lifelines of mental health support to caregivers and children in these early days of crisis. Families, and importantly children, are counting on us more than ever to respond to their needs and serve them continuously in these uncertain days and months to come. Click here to learn more about how you can be part of Keeping Kids Connected to quality mental health care.

And, to our community, we know that the disruption of training, events and gatherings has separated us physically. We are eager for the days when we gather again in community spaces, even stronger. Meanwhile, we will look out for each other and help one another — especially, our children.

Please tune into our social channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn…Follow, like and share as we curate tips, stories and resources to help inform and uplift in the days ahead.

We continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for further updates and recommendations. We will communicate any additional changes here as well as on social media channels.

While these times challenge all of us, we are witnessing the power of our community and how we come together to support our children, who need us to be mindful of their mental health needs now more than ever.

Stay further informed on the public health situation using the CDC or Minnesota Department of Health websites.