If you are in need of additional or other resources, please take a look below at a few we think would be beneficial. Lakes Center for Youth & Families is not affiliated with any of these resources. 

Washington County Crisis Response UnitProvides 24/7/365 mobile crisis mental health services for adults and children experiencing a crisis. 651-724-0896 

Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741 

National Suicide Prevention LifelineThe Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255 

OutFront MinnesotaTheir mission is to create an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are. 1-800-800-0350

Veteran Crisis Text LineThis line connects Veterans to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veteran Affairs, many of whom are veterans themselves. Text 838255 or call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. 

TubmanHelping women, men, children, and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health, and other forms of trauma throughout the Twin Cities. 612-825-0000 is a 24/7 line for crisis help and shelter services. 

Casa de EsperanzaA leader in the domestic violence movement, providing safety, support, education, and opportunities to the local community for over 30 years. Call their 24-hour bilingual domestic violence crisis line at 651-772-1611 

Fast-TrackerLinking people to services with real-time availability for mental health and substance use disorders. 

Child Mind InstituteProviding the highest quality care to children and families faced with mental health and learning disorders. View their website for free resources. 

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

Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling: A non-profit, gambling-neutral organization dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans affected by problem gambling. 

Partnership for Drug-Free KidsProvides support and guidance to families like your struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use. Text a message to 55753. Call 1-855-378-4373. These lines are not for a crisis. They are available in Spanish and English. 

NA Meetings: Narcotics Anonymous Meetings for people with drug addictions. 

AA MeetingsAlcoholics Anonymous Meetings for people with alcohol addictions. 

Al-Anon Meetings: Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. 

Hazelden Betty FordOperates addiction treatment centers, has an online bookstore for addiction recovery, and more. 

Become An ExA free digital resource to help tobacco users quit, created by Truth Initiative and the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. 

Truth InitiativeInspiring tobacco-free lives. 

Talking to Your Child about DrugsAn article that focuses on all ages provides support on tough discussions. 

10 Tips to Prevent Teen Chemical UseFree guide for parents with ten easy suggestions on how to prevent kids from using substances. 

Teen Brain Development & Risk for Substance AbuseA 1.5-hour online training for $30 hosted by the Youth Intervention Program Association.   

High School Career Exploration: Career Launch, FLHS | Career Pathways, CLHS | Viking Bridge, NBHS

Timber Bay: Offering Youth Services in North Branch.

Family Pathways: Offering Youth Services.

YMCAYour local Y may provide youth programs such as Y Start, Leaders Club, and Youth in Government. 

Community Education: Forest Lake | Chisago Lakes | North Branch 

Junior AchievementPrograms for youth in a kindergarten-12th grade that focuses on work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills. 

Appreticeship.govApprenticeship is a career pathway where individuals can earn and learn at the same time! It includes a paid job + education + credentials.

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