Programs

Adult & Child Case Management

Carlton, Lake and St. Louis Counties contract with HDC to provide case management services to adults and children with serious mental health issues. Case managers work closely with individuals and families to help them access needed supports and services to maximize independence, mental health, and community integration.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, St. Louis

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

The Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) program provides rehabilitation services to individuals so they can live independently in the community or gain skills in order to live independently. Services are provided to people who have a mental illness, have difficulty in their ability to live independently and meet the medical necessity criteria for the service. Participants must be a recipient or be eligible for Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (MA) or PMAP Health Plan programs.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Lake, St. Louis

Brighter Futures

The Brighter Futures Initiative provides early intervention and prevention services to children ages 8-12 who are not receiving mental health services, but have been identified by teachers or others as being at risk due to concerns such as ; school issues, family issues, community issues such as drug/alcohol/tobacco use, violence, pre-delinquency issues, as well as others that affect youths. The Brighter Futures Initiative is not a mental health treatment program. It is an early intervention and prevention resource that works with families to increase academic, social, and /or parenting skills.

Available Locations: Douglas

Chemical Dependency Treatment

HDC offers Adult Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment in Douglas County. Clients can choose between group therapy, support groups, women’s recovery groups, or individual sessions. Counselors are trained in different modalities of treatment such as twelve step/disease model and cognitive behavioral concepts.

The Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program works closely with the psychiatry and mental health professionals at HDC to ensure that clients are receiving the all inclusive care that is necessary in each individual case.

HDC also offers Adolescent Chemical Dependency Treatment on an outpatient basis. Adolescents struggling with drug and/or alcohol abuse have education, treatment and individual sessions with trained counselors available to them. The adolescent treatment program focuses on the many complex reasons that teens experiment with drugs rather than using the “just say no” adage.

Available Locations: Douglas

Children’s Therapeutic Services & Supports

CTSS is designed to help children under the age of 18 with mental health, emotional and/or behavioral issues. This service is based on the unique and changing needs of the child and is designed to improve the child’s functioning within the family and community. CTSS activities take place in the child’s home and the community and referrals for services come from County Social Services. CTSS is available in St. Louis and Carlton Counties.

Available Locations: Carlton, St. Louis

Community Support Program (CSP) – Minnesota

Community Support Program (CSP) services are provided to adults with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Services provided include: independent living skills, benefits assistance, vocational support, medication and symptom monitoring, outreach, housing assistance, crisis assistance, and psycho-social rehabilitation. Referrals for these services must be made by a physician, therapist, or mental health case manager.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Lake, St. Louis

Community Support Program (CSP) – Wisconsin

The primary goal of the Community Support Program is to assist consumers in recovery from their mental illness. Interventions include supportive therapy, medication management, education regarding mental illness, assistance with learning needed skills, finding and maintaining affordable housing and general case management. Program services are primarily provided on an outreach basis with services typically occurring in the home or in the community.

Available Locations: Douglas

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a cognitive-behavior treatment model developed specifically for treating individuals who meet criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. Using the DBT model, individuals learn to regulate their emotions and reactions, learn self-acceptance, and learn how to positively influence their environment. Group therapy is available at 1401 East First Street, Duluth, MN office only.

Available Locations: St. Louis

Duluth ACT Program

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams provide the most intensive community services available. Services are provided to clients with a SMI or SPMI diagnosis who are referred by the St. Louis County Social Services mental health unit. Staff to client ratio is 1/10, services are available 7 days a week, and include but are not limited to, medication management, psychiatry, case management, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, employment support, independent living skills training, and housing support. Services are based on individual needs of the client and provided primarily in the client’s home.

Available Locations: St. Louis

Early Childhood Mental Health Services

The social and emotional development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is important. So are the relationships they have with their caregivers, therefore services for these young children focus on enhancing the connection between young children and their caregivers. HDC responded to the needs of our communities by developing services for young children, ages 0-5, and their families. Thanks to our dedicated staff and a grant from the MN Department of Human Services, we are able to take referrals for early childhood mental health services from pediatricians, ECSE, preschool social services, and parents themselves.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, St. Louis

Eating Disorders Treatment

Eating disorders are highly complex, bio-psychosocial problems which require specialized care for effective treatment. The Human Development Center’s Eating Disorders Treatment Program, led by Dr. Carolyn Phelps, provides expert specialized care to people of all ages suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating/Compulsive Overeating, regardless of gender. We provide help to females and males of all ages, who:

  • Self starve
  • Diet constantly
  • Purge, vomit, use laxatives or diet pills
  • Binge eat or eat compulsively
  • Over-exercise
  • Over-train
  • Have body image problems
  • Think obsessively or excessively about food, weight, shape and/or physical appearance
  • Are experiencing problems after bariatric surgery

We also address the special needs of eating disordered athletes, dancers, and patients with co-existing and co-complicating medical (e.g., diabetes) and psychological (e.g., depression, anxiety) problems.

The Eating Disorders Treatment Program offers the following services:

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Individual Outpatient Therapy
  • Intensive Outpatient Therapy
  • Family/Couples Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Psychological Evaluation for Bariatric Surgery
  • Training and Education

Confidential, expert, professional help is available by calling (218) 728-4491

Available Locations: St. Louis

Employment Connection Program

The purpose of the Human Development Center’s Employment Connection is to provide the highest quality of vocational rehabilitation services to consumers in our region. These services are designed to enhance the quality of consumer’s lives through assisting with obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment. We believe that “work is therapy” and all persons have the capacity to be productive members of their community, given the necessary supports.

We provide community placement services that assist clients to define vocational goals, and then find and maintain competitive employment in the community. One of our tools is an employment model called IPS (Individualized Placement and Support) which is three times more effective than any other available employment service. By focusing on IPS’s eight principles, we assist in searching for, finding, and maintaining employment.

Our referral sources are the State of Minnesota Rehabilitation Services Office, HDC staff, or self-referrals. The Employment Connection is located at 1420 E, 2nd Street, Duluth.

Contact 728-3931 with referral or program questions.

 

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Lake, St. Louis

Geriatric Outpatient Consultations

We provide consultations and ongoing services for older adults with depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems associated with aging and physical health problems. Initial evaluations are typically done by a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with psychiatric expertise. Further referrals are made as needed for other services including psychotherapy and coordination with primary care. Please contact Christine Hakala at 728-4491, ext 2395.

Available Locations: Cook, Lake, St. Louis

Harmony Club

Harmony Club offers persons with mental health disabilities the opportunity to be part of a social club, making friends and learning new skills. Harmony uses a consumer empowerment model, integrating consumer-led activities with the more traditional staff leadership. While Harmony is not a treatment program, we do work closely with staff from other HDC CSP services to assist consumers with vocational, housing, and psychotherapy needs.

Harmony Club operates out of the former Lincoln Park Elementary School at 2424 W. 5th Street in Duluth.  If you take 25th Ave. W, you will find our entrance between 4th and 5th Streets.

Available Locations: St. Louis

Homeless Project

We believe that homelessness is not a choice, and that given the opportunity for safe, affordable housing, everyone prefers a permanent place to live. Our Homeless Project serves individuals in Duluth who are homeless and have a mental illness. Many of those we serve also have health problems and substance abuse issues. We provide community outreach to locate homeless persons, and assist them to obtain and keep permanent housing. We also provide case management, employment assistance, transportation, benefits assistance, and crisis intervention. We work closely with other service providers, including St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, Duluth Police Department, CHUM, The Union Gospel Mission, Damiano Center, Salvation Army, Center City Housing, Life House, AICHO, Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment, and Northeast Regional Correction Center. The Homeless Project is located at 315 N. 2nd Avenue West, Duluth, MN.

Available Locations: St. Louis

Intensive In-Home Program

In-Home services are designed for families where a child’s problems interfere significantly with school performance and/or success in the community. Our program focuses on the strengths and abilities of the family. Intensive In-Home services are designed to present a non-threatening approach to the family, lower stress and family conflict, reduce the chance of out-of-home placement whenever possible and appropriate, provide skills training such as anger control, parenting techniques, conflict resolution, stress management, and communication, educate the family the regarding child’s mental health issues, and link family to community services. Families who qualify for the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be receiving Medical Assistance. Cost is $0 to the family.
  • Must be willing to allow the team to visit the home for up to 6-8 hours per week.

Please call (715) 392-8216 for more information.

Available Locations: Douglas

Jill’s Place

The mission of Jill’s place is to provide a comfortable and safe setting for people experiencing mental illness to connect with their peers, socialize, volunteer, and enjoy recreation. Our comfortable space has a Wii System, DVD player, many games, music, snacks, magazines and more, all for the comfort of our guests. See your mental health provider for more information about becoming involved at Jill’s place.

Available Locations: Douglas

Outreach Center

The Outreach Center is a consumer-run drop-in center located at 24 10th Street in Cloquet, MN. The Outreach Center offers Supportive and Recreational Services, such as Information/Education, Recreational and Social Events, Bipolar Support Group, Friends and Family Bipolar Support Group, BINGO, Crafts, Employment and Volunteer Opportunities, and Meals Twice a Week. Everyone is welcome and it is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Outreach Center is staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable about mental health services and resources available in Carlton County. For more information call (218) 879-0303.

Available Locations: Carlton

Outreach Center Apartments

Sometimes living with a mental illness makes maintaining independent living a difficult thing to do. Residents of the Outreach Center Apartments in downtown Cloquet, MN will have available to them an array of services designed to help them succeed in their apartment and maximize their potential in the community. Services available include Housing Assistance, Medication Monitoring, Employability Support, Outreach, Crisis Assistance, Education and Support, Assistance with Activities of Daily Living. People eligible for the apartments must meet certain criteria. They include meeting HUD’s definition of homeless, being disabled, having a mental illness and meeting income eligibility.

For more information or to apply please contact the Program Director at (218) 879-4559 or (888) 877-0568

Available Locations: Carlton

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a great opportunity for families with a young child whose behaviors are difficult to manage. In this treatment, families participate in weekly sessions that provide training for parents on how to manage their child’s behavior while improving their relationship with their child. PCIT is designed for parent(s) or caregiver(s) with a child who is 2-7 years old and has challenging behaviors.

PCIT has been successful with:

  • oppositional/defiant problems
  • aggressive behaviors
  • Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD)
  • severe temper tantrums
  • the impact of abuse/neglect
  • exposure to alcohol/drugs before birth

PCIT requires a 12-14 week commitment to an hour-long session per week

Available Locations: Carlton, St. Louis

Project Reach Out

Project Reach Out works to improve the network of support to both youth and their families through confidential and voluntary crisis intervention referral service. Each year, many Wisconsin families are confronted with a crisis such as a teen runaway. Teens run for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include; unresolved conflict, lack of communication and differences over roles, rules, and expectations. Project Reach Out can help you during these difficult times. This program’s goals are to alleviate the problems of runaway and homeless youth by insuring that each community has access to 24 hour crisis intervention services; to reunite youth with their families when appropriate, and encourage the resolution of inter-family problems through mediation and other services; to strengthen family relationships and encourage stable living conditions for youth; and to help youth decide upon a constructive course of action and constructive decision making in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Most services are offered for free or a minimal fee. For more information call (715) 394-9177 or our 24 hour hotline at 1-800-777-7844.

Available Locations: Douglas

Additional national crisis line resources for runaway youth include:

  • National Runaway Switchboard at 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
  • National Suicide/Crisis Hotlines 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) and 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Alcohol Substance Abuse Information Center 1-800-784-6776
  • Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • American Pregnancy Hotline 1-866-942-6466
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Trevor Helpline (for gay and questioning youth) 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)

Project Reach Out is available in all eight NW counties of WI, which include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn counties.

Psychiatry

These services are provided at all HDC locations and include evaluations, treatment, and medication management of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. Our staff of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses are skilled in pharmacology for children and adults.

Services are offered at our offices as well as several contracted locations, to include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, juvenile centers, children’s residential treatment programs, and correctional facilities. Psychiatry also has services available via ITV to Cook County and other locations. Most major insurance plans are accepted; we also have a sliding fee scale for uninsured clients.

Current access is limited to clients receiving other service(s) at HDC.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, St. Louis

Psychological Testing & Assessments

Services performed at HDC include psychological evaluations and assessments with children, adolescents, adults and seniors. These evaluations and assessments are conducted under the direction of a licensed psychologist and may include personality, behavior and/or intelligence testing.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, St. Louis

Psychotherapy

HDC offers therapy in individual, family and group settings. Some of the problems addressed by HDC’s therapists include depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, life stress, family and marital issues, pain management, eating disorders and anger management. Services are open to children, adolescents & adults. Most major insurance plans are accepted and sliding fee is available with eligibility requirements for uninsured clients. Psychotherapy is available in our Cloquet, Duluth, Grand Marais, Moose Lake, Superior, and Two Harbors offices.

Available Locations: Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake, St. Louis

School Based Services

HDC works cooperatively with most school districts in our services area to provide therapy/counseling at school sites, and at HDC clinic locations.. Referrals come from school personnel at each location.

Available Locations: St. LouisCarlton, Lake, Cook

T-ACT

T-ACT is a program designed for young adults, ages 18 to 25 years, who have serious mental health issues and are homeless, at risk, or otherwise disenfranchised. An assertive outreach approach assists clients with life skills, social skills, housing, jobs, med management, and other basic needs. The program is collaboratively staffed by St. Louis County Social Services, HDC, and Life House.

Available Locations: St. Louis

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