Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional and affordable mental health services to families, children, youth, and adults in the communities we serve.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments We provided services to 250 families impacting the lives of men, women and children touched by domestic violence. We provided support groups, healthy & nutritious lunches, a one-of-a-kind art program and socialization to 450 adults living with a diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness, at our Bridgeview drop-in center. We helped 800 youth and their families at 22 schools through our School-Linked Mental Health program. We remained the only community-based mental health agency to serve all ages, including children as young as 4.
Current Goals At least 70% of women in our domestic abuse program will report imrovements in their lives. At least 70% of youth and 70% of teachers will report improvements in the classroom - through our Peer Support Group Program. Seven out of 10 Bridgeview members will report a decrease in 911 calls or hospitalizations & 80% will report they gained new skills, knowledge and confidence in job seeking. Our clinical evaluation process will meet or exceed state requirements (e.g. Rule 29, CTSS) and the evaluations processes will adhere to professional best practices.
Community or Constituency Served Lee Carlson Center is the primary provider of outpatient mental health services in Anoka County and surrounding areas. Each year, 6,000+ individuals in our community were impacted by the services we provide either as a client or as an immediate family member or caregiver of a client. We work with all ages and treat children as young as 2. We offer individual, group, family and couples therapy services as well as play therapy, psychological testing and psychiatric services including assessments, medication management and therapy services.
Geographic Area Served We serve all of Anoka County and are expanding our reach into Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

Reports & Finances

If you have additional questions regarding a nonprofit's financials, visit their website, or call and ask to review their IRS Form 990, Annual Report, or Audit for a more complete picture of their financial story.
Major Program Expenses
Mental Health Services:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/11/2019

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
Return to List of Reviewed Nonprofits


7954 University Avenue NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763-780-3036

General Information

Alternative Name: Prior to 2009, we were known as Central Center for Family Resources. The name change officially occurred in October, 2009.
EIN: 41-1354967
Principal Staff: Rob Edwards
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 43
Number of Volunteers: 80
Number of Clients: 2,500
Ruling Year: 1979


Board Chair: Vickie Pitney-Chairperson
Number of Board Members: 7
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 5.8

Get our latest and greatest monthly!


Charities Review Council

Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

Let’s Connect

700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 160 • Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 224–7030 • E-mail: info@smartgivers.org

Privacy Policy (5/9/19) • Terms of Use (5/9/19)

Log In