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Coverage broadens for families needing crisis stabilization

With the measures now in place due to COVid-19, families are isolated and facing intensified stress and anxiety.

The more than 140 Washburn Center therapists quickly transitioned this Spring to provide telehealth services and provide continuity of mental health care for families during a time when they are navigating extensive change and disruption in their lives.

And, Washburn Center announced an expansion of two programs that deliver stabilizing therapeutics supports and care coordination to families and children in crisis.

    • We expanded the coverage of our crisis stabilization program to the 11 counties in the Twin Cities metro area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington and Wright.
    • Additionally, we are partnering with Allina to broaden the Washburn Allina Acute Response Model (WAARM) to double the number of hospitals where we support families who seek emergency care for children’s mental health crisis. The WAARM program is now also offered to families and children through Allina hospitals in Buffalo, Shakopee and Cambridge. The program, which launched in 2018 in partnership with Abbott Northwestern Hospital, where our hospital-based therapist supports families leaving the hospital after a mental health crisis.