Happy Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! All kids deserve kind, safe, welcoming places to grow.

The City of Minneapolis has proclaimed May 11, 2023, as Washburn Center for Children Day

In the midst of this intensifying children’s mental health crisis, this brings critical awareness to the surging need for services and support for children in the community.

Washburn Center for Children is in its 140th year serving children and families in the city of Minnaepolis and beyond. Now, during May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the non-profit is balancing community need that’s not going anywhere, financial sustainability and taking care of our staff so they develop and grow – sustaining this mission for this generation of children and those to come.

To read the full proclamation, click here.

Washburn Center for Children is witnessing and responding to a steep increase and ever-growing complex demands of a children’s mental health crisis that threatened the future generation before the pandemic and has only intensified in the last 3 years. In 2021 and 2022, our nation declared a crisis for children’s mental health – and there’s no indication that we’ve seen the peak.

While Washburn Center has been responding to the mounting crisis with force, the structures within the health care system are covering less and less of the cost of care. Reimbursement rates for care now only cover 60-70% of the cost of services, meaning that Washburn Center’s donors and foundations are essential for keeping critical care sustainable.

YOU can be part of the transformative work at Washburn Center this Mental Health Month by helping us continue to meet the needs in this historic moment. Click here to make a donation today.