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 Unit: Provides 24/7/365 mobile crisis mental health services for adults and children experiencing a crisis. 651-724-0896
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The 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 Minnesota: Their 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 Line: This 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.
Tubman: Helping 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 Esperanza: A 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-Tracker: Linking people to services with real-time availability for mental health and substance use disorders.
Child Mind Institute: Providing 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 Health: Their mission is to promote positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Provides 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 Meetings: Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings for people with alcohol addictions.
Al-Anon Meetings: Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.
Hazelden Betty Ford: Operates addiction treatment centers, has an online bookstore for addiction recovery, and more.
Become An Ex: A free digital resource to help tobacco users quit, created by Truth Initiative and the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center.
Truth Initiative: Inspiring tobacco-free lives.
Talking to Your Child about Drugs: An article that focuses on all ages provides support on tough discussions.
10 Tips to Prevent Teen Chemical Use: Free guide for parents with ten easy suggestions on how to prevent kids from using substances.
Teen Brain Development & Risk for Substance Abuse: A 1.5-hour online training for $30 hosted by the Youth Intervention Program Association.
Career Launch: High School students now have the opportunity to explore various careers and experience them in a real work setting while getting paid and earning school credit.
YMCA: Your local Y may provide youth programs such as Y Start, Leaders Club, and Youth in Government.
Junior Achievement: Programs for youth in a kindergarten-12th grade that focuses on work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills.
Family Pathways: Offering Youth Services and Teen Centers in Forest Lake and Princeton.
Appreticeship.gov: Apprenticeship is a career pathway where individuals can earn and learn at the same time! It includes a paid job + education + credentials.
VHEDC Wunderkammer: Engaging occupational exhibits that guide youth to overlooked opportunities, and employers to untapped employment pools.