In 2014, Washburn Center for Children successfully completed a $24.5 million capital campaign, led by retired WCCO journalist Don Shelby, to build a new facility — a much-needed community resource that creates a space for young minds to heal and grow.
The LEED-GOLD Certified facility:
- Provides an expanded and more effective therapeutic environment to support healing
- Was honored with a Best in Real Estate Award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for filling what the reporter called “a dire need in the Twin Cities community”
- Trains children’s mental health clinicians in best practices that will benefit our community and others across the nation
Washburn Center moved into the new facility in December 2014, and the space will help Twin Cities children thrive for decades to come.