Guild is a not-for-profit (501c3) organization that offers integrated mental health, housing, and employment services to individuals living with mental illness and/or experiencing chronic homelessness. Guild services help individuals find high-quality mental health care, stable housing, and competitive employment right where they live.
We empower change through engaging individuals and communities, embracing needs and elevating voices.
Impact and Programs
Guild serves approximately 2,000 individuals annually with a significant percentage of clients served in multiple areas. We measure numerous metrics within each service line and across the agency to assess program effectiveness. Primary outcomes and average results for 2020 and 2021 include
90 percent of clients make progress on a personal recovery goal. Result: 90 percent.
70 percent of clients are satisfied with the services they receive. Result: 86 percent.
Aggregate client days spent in the hospital decrease by 3 percent year over year. Result: 6 percent decrease between 2020 and 2021.
80 percent of 450 housing clients obtain/maintain housing. Result: 89 percent.
50 percent of 160 employment clients are employed. Result: 57 percent.
Our programmatic goals are as follows:
85% of clients are housed
25% of clients employed or student
Decrease psych hospital days by 3%
90% of clients made progress on a goal
90% of goal plans updated on time
90% of service capacity utilized
95% of clients visit primary care annually
70% of clients satisfied with services
Community or Constituency Served
We serve individuals 16 years and older who live with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. Many of our clients also face barriers to reaching their optimal health, including medical conditions, chronic homelessness, isolation, unemployment, poverty, and substance use disorder. In fact, half of our clients have a co-occurring disorder, which means they cope with a medical condition or substance use disorder in addition to mental illness.
Mental illness is common—1 in 5 adults live with it. At Guild, we believe this is nothing to be ashamed of. We also believe it shouldn’t be a barrier to finding safety, security, and community. Which is why our services help individuals find quality mental health services, stable housing, and competitive employment in the community of their choosing.
We work with people with serious mental illness at all stages of their journey, whether they are currently experiencing a crisis, or have achieved stability and are using Guild services to maintain their health. The experience of mental illness is not linear and varies for every person. That’s why our services are comprehensive and interconnected—or as one of our clients said, “the glue between the cracks, preventing me from falling.”
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities Metropolitan area