Washburn Center for Children

Mission Statement

Washburn Center's mission is to nurture every child and family's well-being and full potential through transformative children's mental health care.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Washburn Center offers an array of center, home and community-based services for children from birth to age 18 and their families. In 2017, the agency served nearly 3,300 children and approximately 9,800 family members. According to the satisfaction survey completed at the end of services, 98% of responding parents said they thought the clinicians were knowledgeable about the issues concerning their family, and 96% said that their therapist listened and understood what their family needed. In addition to comprehensive therapeutic services for children and families, the agency offers in-house and online training in best practices in children’s mental health care for clinicians, interns and allied professionals to ensure children receive the best quality care. From 2015-2017, the Training Institute at Washburn Center provided over 43,000 hours of training for more than 2,000 people from 36 states, China and Japan, including national training in five state of the art evidence-based treatment models. In 2017, Washburn Center also launched its new Pathways initiative to provide comprehensive support for interns from ethnic minority groups who aspire to be children's mental health professionals. The overarching goals of Pathways are to increase the cultural diversity of the mental health workforce and improve therapeutic outcomes for children of color and their families.
Current Goals Washburn Center for Children’s history of sustained growth and quality services has established it as a leading children’s mental health provider in Minnesota. Washburn Center continues to build upon the agency’s strategic vision, by: 1) Increasing access to the highest quality mental health assessment and treatment services for Twin Cities’ children, regardless of their family’s financial resources, 2) Implementing a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in 2019 that will provide centralized scheduling, a parent portal and access to additional resources. This new state-of-the-art electronic health record will dramatically reduce wait times for services and improve industry standards, 3) Expanding national access to training in evidence-based mental health practices. Effective training can have a significant impact on the quality of care a child receives. Washburn Center for Children believes investing in comprehensive training for children’s mental health professionals will dramatically increase the number of clinicians in Minnesota and across the nation who provide high quality mental health care.
Community or Constituency Served Children and adolescents, birth through age 18.
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities metro area, through in-home programs, three locations in Minneapolis, Edina and Brooklyn Park and in 23 school-based offices in Minneapolis, Bloomington and Eden Prairie Public Schools.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/16/2019

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1100 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405-1430
Phone: 612.871.1454
Website: www.washburn.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Washburn, Washburn Center, Washburn Child Guidance Center
EIN: 41-0711618
Principal Staff: Tom Steinmetz
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 157
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 3,300
Ruling Year: 1949


Board Chair: Frank Bennett
Number of Board Members: 27
Board Meetings with Quorum: 21
Average Member Attendance: 16.6

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