Washburn Child Guidance Center dba Washburn Center for Children

Rating: 4.88 stars   128 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 2430 Nicollet Ave South Minneapolis MN 55404 USA

Mission: The mission of Washburn Child Guidance Center is to help children with emotional and behavioral problems, or children at high risk of such problems, lead successful lives.
Target demographics: Washburn serves children, ages birth to 17, who struggle with challenges such as: anxiety, trauma, depression, attention deficit disorder, behavioral problems, loss or grief.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,150 children were served in 2009
Programs: Washburn has a range of programs for children: Assessment -- Washburn works closely with each child and family to recommend what services or activities would be most helpful for the child's individual needs. Individual and Family Therapy -- Washburn's staff provides counseling and support for families and their children through comprehensive, child-focused assessment and treatment. Preschool and Early Childhood Outreach -- Washburn's early childhood services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers are provided in child cares, preschool centers, and in homes. Intensive Classroom and Home-based Services -- Washburn has a range of home-based and center-based services specifically for children who are experiencing more severe emotional or behavioral difficulties.
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I donated gifts to a family for Christmas. It was part of the Washburn adopt a family Christmas program. It is a great program that allows families to provide gifts to their kids. A lot of families wouldn't be able to afford Christmas gifts.

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I heard stories back about how happy the kids were to received Christmas gifts. I am sure it brought a lot of joy to the families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My daughter was on staff at WCFC as a social worker. Her teammates and the amount of support she received to fill her needs were a testament to the Org Chart and the high standards of care WCFC embodies. Because her needs/suggestions were honored, she could concentrate her efforts on number 1: kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

celebrating when there is a graduation or a foster home placement or adoption.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I was at Washburn as a member of staff for three and a half years, working in a support role with several of the organisation's therapy and day treatment programs. My experience was of an organisation staffed by highly committed clinicians working with children and parents facing multiple challenges in their lives - and of similarly committed support staff maximisisg limited resources in a complex, ever-changing funding environment. Washburn has unique qualities as organisation. It fosters a positive, friendly atmosphere, enabling children and families to make progress in their lives on many levels as well as supporting teachers and the school system generally. Bringing to bear the latest academic research and available data, Washburn has also pioneered innovative approaches to many problems in the area of children's mental health.

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I have experienced the results of Washburn's work as a member of staff at the organisation, watching clinicians engage and develop fantastic relationships with clients, in particular in the Center's day treatment program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My experience at Washburn was extraordinary. Washburn is a supportive and ever evolving environment that works with employees to build skills, knowledge, community awareness and support. The services at Washburn are geared toward helping the entire family to heal from painful events and to access the coping and support to build a better future. Washburn's focus on continued education and collaboration between professionals is outstanding. Washburn is an organization that offers real help to children, families and community!

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I have wittnessed families move from a place of overwhelm to one of hope and connection. I have recommended Washburn on many occasions to professionals looking for internships, as I have seen the results of the comprehensive programing offered to interns

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I support Washburn for the following reasons: 1. My daughter received assessment services when she was in 3rd grade. 2. I am a teacher who had three students receive day treatment services from Washburn from 1992 through 1999. Washburn is one of the few places that offers exceptional treatment for at risk students. 3. I am currently teaching at a school that has a full time psychologist from Washburn Child Guidance Center for the past two years on staff. (This was made possible by a grant.)

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As I mentioned, my daughter received services. I am a current donor and have been for some time. As a teacher, my students and I have benefited directly from the services available from Washburn

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Washburn is an amazing facility grounded on helping children and their families become the individual and families they would like to be by helping them with the issues that are getting in the way of these goals.

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giving me a wonderful education and experience working with children and families.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I received a great education and wonderful experience working with children and families. The staff were extremely professional and experienced.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

better serve more children and families

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

At one of the events I attended there was speakers that told of all of the good the Washburn Center had done. The Washburn Center seems to do a great deal of good for te community.

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Stories from others..

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Washburn Center for Children is an excellent resource for children and families in the metropolitan area. They work to be on the leading edge of new research and models of practice in the field.

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I have referred family friends to Washburn and have always received positive feedback from them as to how helpful and responsive staff at Washburn were to their family's needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Wasburn is an excellent partner collaborating with other community agencies and projects. Their leadership, organization and commitment to children makes them an outstanding agency to work with.

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As a partner agency collaborating in various projects.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I worked at Washburn for nearly 17 years, and before that I was a volunteer there for several years. I often run into former clients - they come up to me, not vice versa, as that would not be professional - to thank me, report on how well their children are doing years later, and tell me what a fine experience they had had while their children and their families were being served at Washburn. A wonderful organization, and I continue to support it financially to this day - many years later, after retiring - and hope otherwill do the same.!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing my clients feel more confident, happier about themselves, and more productive in school and in life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997-10-01

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