Programs

Addiction Services

HDC Addiction Services uses evidence-based intervention techniques to provide the best practices and outcomes possible. We develop a truly individualized treatment plan for each person seeking recovery from addiction. Services offered include Initial and Comprehensive Evaluations, Individual and Group Addiction Counseling, Individual and Group Mental Health Therapy, Dual Diagnosis Treatment Services, and Aftercare Support Services.

Available Locations: St. Louis, Carlton, and Lake Counties

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis Counties

Adult & Child Case Management

Local 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, and St. Louis Counties

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

ARMHS provides rehabilitation services to individuals so they can gain skills to live independently in the community. 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 service. Participants must be a recipient of or be eligible for Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (MA) or PMAP Health Plan programs.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis Counties

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program

ACT provides the most intensive community services available. Services are provided to persons with serious mental illness (SMI) or serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) diagnoses referred by St. Louis County or Carlton County Social Services’ mental health units. Services are available 7 days a week, and include medication management, psychiatry, case management, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, employment support, independent living skills training, and housing support. Services are based on the individual needs of the client and are provided primarily in the individual’s home.

Available Locations: Carlton and St. Louis Counties

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)

HDC is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As a CCBHC, HDC provides an integrated community behavioral health care model meant to improve service quality and accessibility to services. This model is the future of community behavioral health, with a goal to improve mental health and substance use treatment across the country.

As a CCBHC, HDC:

  • Provides integrated, evidence-based, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, person and family-centered care.
  • Offers a full array of mental health, substance-use disorder (SUD), and primary care screening services.
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with other providers and healthcare systems to ensure coordination of care.
  • Advances the integration of behavioral health care and physical health care.
  • Provides a comprehensive continuum of care for people with serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED).
  • Promotes improved access to high-quality care by providing a collection services that:
    • Create greater access.
  • Stabilize people experiencing crisis.
  • Provide needed treatment and recovery support services to those with serious and complex mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Integrate additional services to emphasize recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health.

Available Locations: St. LouisCarlton, and Lake

Children’s Therapeutic Services & Supports (CTSS)

CTSS is designed to help children under the age of 18 with mental health, emotional, and 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.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis Counties

Community Support Program (CSP)

CSP outreach services are provided to adults with the primary goal of assisting consumers in recovery from mental illness. Interventions include supportive therapy, medication management, education regarding mental illness, assistance with learning needed skills, finding and maintaining affordable housing, independent living skills, benefits assistance, vocational support, symptom monitoring, outreach, crisis assistance, psycho-social rehabilitation, and general case management. Program services are primarily provided on an outreach basis with services typically occurring in the home or community.

Available Locations: Douglas County, WI and Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis Counties, MN

Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Services

The social and emotional development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is important, and so are the relationships they have with their caregivers. ECMH services for these children (ages 0-5 years old) and their families focus on enhancing the connection between young children and their caregivers.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis Counties

Employment Connection Program

Employment Connection provides high quality vocational rehabilitation services to consumers. These services are designed to enhance the quality of consumers’ lives through obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment. We believe “work is therapy,” and all persons have the capacity to be productive members of the community. Employment Connection is specially designed to help adults with mental illness (MI), serious mental illness (SMI), and serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).

Available Locations: CarltonLake, and St. Louis Counties, MN and Douglas County, WI

First Episode Psychosis (FEP)

FEP uses NAVIGATE, a team-based treatment focused on resiliency and recovery. When enrolled, you and your family meet with a mental health professional to answer questions and discuss a treatment plan based on your needs. HDC offers five FEP services: 1. Support to learn skills, cope with stress, and identify your strengths; 2. Education and care for you and your support team; 3. Help staying in or returning to work and school; 4. Assistance obtaining community resources; 5. Counseling on medications to reduce symptoms and prevent relapses. Please contact HDC at 1.218.302.8734 and ask for the First Episode Psychosis Program.

Available Locations: St. Louis County

 

Homeless Program

We believe homelessness is not a choice, and given the opportunity for safe, affordable housing, everyone prefers a permanent place to live. HDC’s Homeless Program serves individuals in Duluth who are homeless, have a mental illness, and may have health problems and substance abuse issues. We provide community outreach to locate people experiencing homelessness and assist them in obtaining and keeping permanent housing. We also provide case management, employment assistance, transportation, benefits assistance, and crisis intervention.

Available Locations: St. Louis County

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT is an evidence-based practice proven to reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services, improve patient survival, and sustain long-term recovery. MAT also decreases illicit opiate use and criminal activity among people with substance use disorders, increases people’s ability to gain and maintain employment, and improves birth outcomes for pregnant women with substance use disorders. MAT medications are available for opioid, alcohol, amphetamine, and tobacco use disorders.

Available Locations: St. Louis

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 Cloquet, MN have available 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, and assistance with daily living activities. People eligible for the apartments must meet certain criteria including 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 1.218.879.4559 or 1.888.877.0568

Available Locations: Carlton County

Outreach Centers

HDC outreach centers offer persons with mental health disabilities the opportunity to be part of a social club, making friends and learning new skills. Outreach centers use a consumer empowerment model, integrating consumer-led activities, socialization, community outings, games, music, and support groups with the more traditional staff leadership. While these centers are not treatment programs, they work closely with staff from other HDC CSP services to assist consumers with vocational, housing, and psychotherapy needs.

Harmony Center – St. Louis County, MN (1.218.623.5707 / Damiano Center, 206 W 4th St, Duluth, MN 55806)
Outreach Center – Carlton County, MN (1.218.879.0303 / 24 10th St, Cloquet, MN 55720)
Waterfront Center – Lake County, MN (1.218.595.1067  / 606 2nd Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616)
Jill’s Place – Douglas County, WI (1500 N. 34th St, Superior, WI 54880)

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, St. Louis, and Douglas Counties

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is a great opportunity for families with young children (ages 2-7 years old) whose behaviors are difficult to manage. Families participate in weekly sessions that provide training for parents on how to manage children’s behavior while improving their relationships with their children. PCIT has been successful with oppositional/defiant problems, aggressive behaviors, Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD), severe temper tantrums, the impact of abuse/neglect, and exposure to alcohol/drugs before birth. PCIT requires a 12–14-week commitment to 1 hour-long sessions per week.

Available Locations: Lake and St. Louis Counties

Project Reach Out

Project Reach Out works to improve the network of support to youth and their families through confidential and voluntary crisis intervention referral services. Each year, teens run away for a variety of reasons that may include unresolved conflict, lack of communication, and differences over roles, rules, and expectations. Project Reach Out can help during these difficult times by ensuring access to 24-hour crisis intervention services, reuniting youth with their families when appropriate, encouraging the resolution of inter-family problems through mediation and other services, strengthening family relationships, encouraging stable living conditions for youth, and helping youth decide upon a constructive course of action and decision making in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Most services are offered for free or a minimal fee. For more information, call 1.715.394.9177 or 1.800.777.7844.

  • Tanya Nelson, Project Reach Out Supervisor & Prevention Specialist IT
    Human Development Center
    Office (715)395-6428

Available Locations: Douglas County, WI

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

Psychiatry services include evaluations, treatment, and medication management for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. HDC psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses are skilled in pharmacology for children and adults.

Services are offered in HDC offices and at contracted locations. Psychiatry also offers services via ITV to Cook County and other locations.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis Counties, MN and Douglas County, WI

Psychotherapy

HDC offers therapy in individual, family, and group settings. Some issues addressed by HDC 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, and adults.

Available Locations: CarltonLake, and St. Louis Counties

School Based Services

HDC works cooperatively with school districts to provide therapy/counseling within school sites and at HDC clinic locations.

Available Locations: Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis Counties

T-ACT

T-ACT is a program designed for young adults, ages 18-25 years old, 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, medication management, and other basic needs. The program is collaboratively staffed by St. Louis County Social Services, HDC, and Life House.

Available Locations: St. Louis