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: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization with a great staff. They use effective trtreatent models that focus on many facets of a child's life.

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

the changes the program helps the children achieve

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Washburn Center for Children is an amazing resource in our community. They have helped so many children and families and deserve our continuing support.

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I've known people who work and volunteer for this organization, and they have a wealth of experience and expertise.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This was the first year that I volunteered at a Washburn event and I was so impressed with the level of professionalism of the staff and the exceptional organization of the event. Not to mention the enthusiasm of the other volunteers and their ability to raise additional money at the event through fun and rewarding activities (live auction, skills contests, etc) If Washburn needs volunteers at any of their events - I will be there!

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

a volunteer capacity and was thoroughly impressed by their ability to influence potential donors in the community to reach their goals (both financial and non financial)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I was fortunate to have two years of training at Washburn. Those two years helped me grow immensely in my professional identity, due to the excellent supervision and the opportunities afforded to me. I have worked in other agencies since then, and continue to be impressed with the quality of Washburn's services compared to other providers across the country. Washburn's staff truly cares for their clients and for each other. The agency is dedicated to helping children and their families grow and change, and is dedicated to creating a great atmosphere for staff. I would highly recommend Washburn to clients and to future employees!

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

the training I've received. I am better in my role today because of the experiences I've had at Washburn, and my clients benefit from it too!

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

the caring people that work there, the amazing children and families that benefit from the services, and the things I learned there.

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

helpful, sincere, friendly, diverse, and committed.

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

help to change a lot more lives for the better!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Washburn does amazing work with children. I have seen first hand how staff put their hearts and souls into helping children heal and lead happier and more fully functioning lives.

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

seeing kids feel safe and gain skills that they can use in their daily lives to increase their well being.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I loved going to Washburn and really enjoyed both the staff and the children I had the pleasure of working with. My time at Washburn inspired me to continue in school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist! Washburn was so passionate about helping families and I think they deserve this grant a thousand times over for all the wonderful work they do!

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

The children I worked with, the longer they came to Washburn the greater their smiles grew and the more calm their bodies became. We even taught them some yoga poses to practice on their own.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I volunteered at Washburn's annual golf event. It was a great day. Lisa and all her co-workers did a great job planning the event. It ran so smoothly. My husband was able to golf at the event and had a wonderul time. What a great way to raise money, play golf, and help kids in the process. Great Job Everyone!!!

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

seeing how well organized it is and how they are able to help children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I recently had the opportunity to work with Washburn as our company donated a traverse climbing wall for their motor sensory room. In talking with Steve and their employees I was amazed at how much goes into serving these children. It's a incredible place that does great things. If you and your child need guidance, Washburn is the place!

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

Feedback we've received from the counselors on how the kids are adapting and thriving on the traverse climbing wall.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I had the opportunity to volunteer for Washburn's annual golf tournament. I didn't know much about the organization prior to the event, but throughout the experience I was able to learn a great deal about the organization. As a teacher I have always wished for a way for my students who are in need of counseling services, but do not have the means to attain this, to have a place to turn toward for help. I now know that Washburn Center for Children is this place. I am so impressed with their staff, and the passion that lies within each one of them to help children gain what they need so that they are able to experience greater success in other facets of their lives.

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

hearing success stories of lives changed by work done at 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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6 people found this review helpful

Washburn is staffed with experienced, passionate people who clearly care about bettering the lives of children and their families within the Twin Cities. Working to help children deal with difficult issues and times in their lives can only enhance their ability to deal with the future.

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

...working with their staff to plan a fund raising event.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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