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SEVEN-COUNTY METRO AREA

Quick Index
  1. Adoption/Foster Care/Parenting Supports
  2. Behavioral/Special Needs Supports (Mental Health)
  3. Education Supports
  4. Crisis/Respite Care Supports
  5. Medical Supports
  6. Housing

Metro Social Services
Anoka County Human Services 763-422-6915
Carver County Community Services 952-361-1600
Dakota County Human Services 952-891-7400
Hennepin County Child/Family Services
  • The Front Door (general info) 612-348-2367
  • HC Family Justice Center 612-348-6734
    110 South 4th St
    Minneapolis
Ramsey County Community Human Services 651-266-4444
Scott County Human Services 952-445-7751
Washington County Community Services 651-430-6455

 



Adoption/Foster Care/Parenting Supports

4Keeps
Nancy Le
763-422-7104

The Family Partnership
Offer counseling, education and advocacy resources for families.

Jewish Family and Children Services
13100 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55305-1839
612/546-0616

LSS Raising Relatives Children
Family members or friends can call or email the Relative Caregiver Warmline as a starting point in getting help with Raising Relative’s Children.
Relative Caregivers Warmline: 877-917-4640 or 651-917-4640
http://www.lssmn.org/raising-relative-children/mkca/

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
A resource for adoption throughout North America, NACAC shares information about special needs adoption, adoption subsidies, adoption support and preservation, adoptive and foster parent recruitment, child welfare system reform, concurrent planning, parent group development, and transracial/transcultural parenting. NACAC also supports adoptive families, holds an annual conference, and promotes adoption awareness.

Native American Community
Mary Lyons
612-570-2023 or 877-894-9893, marylyons@nacac.org

Niños de Paraguay
Jane Nichols
952-829-0938

Peruvian Adoptive Families
Diane Anderson
651-439-6749

Please go to our Adoptive Family Support Groups or Children/Youth Support Groups page for groups and meetings.


Behavioral/Special Needs Supports (Mental Health)

Arc Great Rivers (Twin Cities)
Provide advocacy, programs and services to support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families the opportunity to realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work and play.

ARC Minnesota
provides advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include technical assistance, educational programs for parents and resource center with a lending video library. ARC's Bemidji office operates an Assistive Technology Lending Library and sponsors clinics and training sessions on assistive technology.

The Arc of Minnesota provides chapter support to local Arc chapters in a number of areas, including developing support services, sponsoring workshops, fundraising, training leaders, and monitoring local services for people with developmental disabilities.

Anoka County Children and Family Council
Phone: 763-323-6159
See also http://www.accap.org/ for information on Anoka County Community Action Program.

Autism Society of Minnesota

Child Development and Mental Health Clinic
A developmental and mental health clinic for internationally and domestically adopted children, part of the U of M International Adoption Clinic
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
Maria Kroupina, Ph.D.
Appointments: 612 365 6777

Children's Therapy Center, Inc
Children's Therapy Center, Inc provides speech, occupational, and physical therapy services to children with physical, developmental, and sensory processing delays.

Courage Center Pediatric Department
Nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center and homebased services to children with congenital & acquired disabilities. Physical, occupational & speech therapies, behavioral management services, neuropsychological evaluation, mental health services & augmentative/adaptive evaluations.

The Family Partnership
Offer counseling, education and advocacy resources for families.
They have 20 professional therapists on staff who provide mental health counseling for families, couples, individuals, teens and children. Offer services at four branch locations as well as churches, schools and PICA HeadStart centers.


Fraser Adoptive Family Support

Adoptive Family Support includes:
1. Diagnostic Assessments
2. Psychological Evaluations
3. Individual and Family Therapy (in-home and in-office)
4. Individual and Family Skill Training (in-home and in-office)
5. Parent coaching and skill building
6. Children's Mental Health Targeted Case Management
7. Preschool Day Therapy
They serve childen and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behacioral disturbances caused by mental halth disorders, neurological vulnerabilities; traumatic experiences, including abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic viloence; exposrue to alcohol or drugs; disrupted attachments to adults and significant changes inthe family. These problems can interfere with children's typical development, negatively affect their relatioships with family members, and disrupt performance in child-care, school and at home.

LDA of Minnesota (Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota)
Provides assessment, tutoring, transition services, training, consulting, and products for instruction for children and adults with learning disabilities and difficulties.

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
MACMH's mission is to promote positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs
Minnesota Department of Health
Resources and information

Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA)
is comprised of over 50 youth service organizations throughout the state of Minnesota, providing a voice for Minnesota youth and allowing for program development opportunities and educational products for youth serving agencies. Offers regional conferences.

NAMI-Minnesota (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
Throughout Minnesota, NAMI-MN and its local affiliates have people working to better the lives of people affected by biological brain disorders. NAMI-MN encourages people to join at a local affiliate level and reminds people that membership at any level means membership at all levels -local, state, and national. Please contact the affiliate nearest you for additional information or contact the NAMI-MN office at 651-645-2948 or 1-888-473-0237


mn.nami.org/local.aspxl to find local affiliates

Families of Children & Adolescents page - http://www.namihelps.org/education/families-of-children.html

Copies of NAMI's DVD and booklet called "Keeping Families Together - Understanding the Legal and Family Perspectives on Voluntary Placement" are available free by going here or contact NAMI.

Watch DVD trailer. Watch the entire DVD. More information on custody issues, here. http://www.namihelps.org/Volfostercare.pdf


Collaboratives

Current list of Family Service Collaboratives (may take a long time to load page) provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Collaboratives promote the health and well-being of families by building on existing relationships among agencies.
(link updated June 2012)
 

OASIS (Osseo Area Source of Information and Support)
Information and Support group for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD, LD, EBD, ODD, OCD, autism, depression and other learning/behavioral differences. OASIS is open to parents, caregivers and staff.

Native American Community Clinic
Provides pediatric and diagnostic services

Southwest Metro AD/HD Connection
Southwest Metro AD/HD Connection Families with attention issues face challenges that friends might not understand. This group provides a rare opportunity to meet others like you and to learn, discuss and share strategies. It's FREE, fun, informative and helpful for parents and adults. The group meets the second Monday of the month 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Eden Prairie Schools Administrative Services Building, 8100 School Rd (Just off of Scenic Heights between Mitchell and Eden Prairie Rd). Contact Terri O. Johnson, MA, at terriojohnson@learningrx.net for more information or to be added to the group distribution list.

The Therapy Place
A pediatric outpatient clinic that serves children with special needs, offering Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy along with Peer Play Groups, Handwriting Groups & Yoga Classes.



Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder


University of Minnesota Children's Hospital-FASD Diagnostic Clinic of University of Minnesota

FASD diagnostic services for children and adults


FASD Assessment Clinic-Pediatric Psychology

University Gateway, Suite 160
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Pi-Nian Chang, Ph.D
612-626-3087


FASD Diagnostic Clinic Human Services, Inc.(HSI)/Health East Pediatric Behavioral Health Collaboration
7066 Stillwater Blvd. North
Oakdale, MN 55128
P: 651-777-5222
Provides diagnostic services for Washington or Ramsey County residents, but will see children from outside the region.

Indian Health Board
Provides FASD diagnostic services for children up to age 21 in the American Indian community

Hennepin County Medical Center
Linda Thompson, MD (Medical practice focuses on infants)
Department of Pediatrics
701 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-347-2671

MOFAS: MINNESOTA ORGANIZATION ON FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
SEEDS OF SUCCESS: PROJECT SOS is an education and outreach program of MOFAS designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and their families. MOFAS works collaboratively with other organizations and a Parent Advisory Council to provide support services for individuals affected by FASD and their families as well as training, education and advocacy. What makes Project SOS unique is the commitment of MOFAS to make this a parent-driven, Client-Centered program.
Iris Park Place
1885 University Avenue West, Suite 395
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-917-2370 or Toll-Free 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327)
www.mofas.org/
If you are concerned that your child was exposed to alcohol during pregnancy, know that there is help and hope.
Go to http://www.mofas.org/families/diagnosis/ for more information on diagnosis & clinics.

Minnesota Resources on FASD
via the National Organization on FAS (NOFAS) Resources page

Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
Elizabeth Reeve, M.D. (Specializes in the assessment of children 4 years and older)
Department of Psychiatry

University of Minnesota International Adoption Clinic
Preadoption medical reviews and post-adoption clinical care. Also provides FASD diagnostic services for internationally adopted children up to age of 21.
Provides FASD diagnostic services for internationally adopted children up to age of 21.
Preadoption Services: 612 624 1164
Post-adoption Clinic Services: 612 365 6777
www.peds.umn.edu/iac


Chemical Dependency


Al-Anon/Alateen Information Center
Alcoholics Anonymous (Minneapolis)
Alcoholics Anonymous (National)
CLUES (Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicios)
Health and Wellness Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Regions Hospital)
Juel Fairbanks CD Services (Native Americans ages 16+)
Neighborhood House
Ramsey County Chemical Assessment and Referral
 

Clinics - Teen Focused
 

The Annex Teen
Face to Face: East Side (11-23 year olds)

 


Attachment Assessment

Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota
A private clinic and training institute offering a range of mental health services. The Attachment Center provides specialized services to children with attachment disorder. They will do a one hour consultation.

We also offer our original Family Attachment Narrative Therapy program for children whose development has been compromised by early life trauma and attachment relationship. New Adoptive Parent Support Group
www.familyattachment.com

Wilder Foundation
Wilder Foundation operates more than 100 programs that serve more than 50,000 people and more than 500 organizations each year. Services include residential treatment for children with severe mental health, emotional and/or behavioral issues; group therapy programs for youth exhibiting violent behaviors and a juvenile day reporting program to help youth involved with the juvenile court system develop success-oriented behaviors.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Families of Children & Adolescents page - http://www.namihelps.org/education/families-of-children.html

Copies of NAMI's DVD and booklet called "Keeping Families Together - Understanding the Legal and Family Perspectives on Voluntary Placement" are available free by going here or contact NAMI.

Watch DVD trailer. Watch the entire DVD. More information on custody issues, here. http://www.namihelps.org/Volfostercare.pdf



Assessment for Sexual Abuse

Children's Hospital and Clinics for Minnesota's Cornerhouse
CornerHouse's mission is to assess suspected child sexual abuse, to coordinate forensic interview services and to provide training for other professionals. CornerHouse was founded in 1989, serving Hennepin County as a private, non-profit organization in public-private partnership with the Hennepin County Attorneys Office, the Minneapolis Police Department, suburban Hennepin County police departments, Hennepin County Children & Family Services, Hennepin County Medical Center and Children's Hospitals and Clinics - Minneapolis.

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)
CLUES' mission is to enhance the quality of life of the Latino community in Minnesota. We provide the following six core services:
•Mental Health Services •Chemical Health Services •Aging Well Services •Family Services •Economic Advancement Services •Community Health Worker Services



Education Supports

West Metro Learning Connections
West Metro Learning Connections has helped over 900 children and teens with autism spectrum disorders lead happier, more social lives by working in partnership with schools, agencies and parents to provide an integrated program for each child.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
The mission of the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) is to improve developmental outcomes for young children through applied research, training and outreach through publications and events. CEED has merged with the Harris Training Center for Infant and Toddler Development.

LDA of Minnesota (Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota)
Provides assessment, tutoring, transition services, training, consulting, and products for instruction for children and adults with learning disabilities and difficulties.

The Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
MACMH's mission is to promote positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families.

O.A.S.I.S. (Osseo Area Source of Information and Support)
is an information and support group for parents of children with AD/HD, ADD, LD, EBD, ODD, OCD, autism, depression, and other learning and behavioral differences. Area experts do monthly presentations.

PACER Center
PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. PACER helps parents to work with schools to attain special education services as proscribed through the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). PACER offers:

  • Resources for information and advocacy on issues of special educational needs of children
  • Classes on what parents need to know about IEPs and 504 Plans.
  • Support groups and an in-house lending library for children with learning disabilities.
  • The PACER newsletter, THE PACESETTER, contains ongoing information and legislative updates.
  • PACER offers training seminars on a number of issues related to parenting and the newest adaptive technology. They will provide an advocate to attend I.E.P. meetings.

    PACER Bullying Prevention Web Site
    Children in second through sixth grades now have an entertaining, safe way to learn how to respond to bullying. PACER's new Kids Against Bullying Web site includes a cast of 12 animated characters, celebrity videos, kid videos, Includes Webisodes, games, contests, stories, artwork, poems, information and much more.

PACER's Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
Project provides information and assistance to parents need to access services for a child with EBD. 


Crisis/Respite Care Supports

Please see our Respite Care & Emergency Services pages for up to date resources and information.

 


Medical Supports

AD/HD Medical Facilities

Minnesota ADHD Clinic (Maplewood)
offers assessment and treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Regions Hospital Health and Wellness Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
has clinicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Pediatric Dental Clinic
Dental services for children ages 0-16 (17+ are seen the adult clinics)
From baby’s first check-up, regularly scheduled visits and services, and care for children with special needs, we welcome everyone.
All public program insurances and most commercial insurance plans accepted.


Housing

Grandma's Place - Serving People and Their Individual Needs

A strength-based program to provide creative learning opportunities for persons with neuro-challenges to become self-advocates and involved in their community.

Minnesota Life College
Located in Richfield, Minnesota Life College is a not-for-profit, vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders.

Wilder Foundation - Affordable Housing Programs
Wilder provides quality housing and support services that help families and individuals develop financial, employment and living skills that will increase their chances of staying in their homes long-term.


 page updated November 2014