Building resilience in Washington County

The WellSpring Project was established in 2020 as a community driven initiative that uses upstream public health efforts to promote resilience and healthy development for all people in Washington County, MN. WellSpring strives to be intentional in promoting the themes of belonging, inclusivity, cultural attunement, connectedness, empowerment, mindfulness, and celebrating the intersectional experiences that foster growth, collaboration, positive and healthy relationships and dynamics. Contact us to see how we can become partners. 

Special projects

Check out how we’ve been working towards our goal of
resilience through these special projects.

Free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

In order to protect our community, Washington County Public Health & Environment encourages anyone in the community who is interested to take a free lifesaving suicide intervention course. The QPR Gatekeeper online course teaches participants how to “Question, Persuade, and Refer” a person who may be considering suicide through a one hour session that can be accessed at any time. 

To access your free training:

Go to the QPR Gatekeeper Training Portal
Enter WCDPH as your Organization Code
Select Create Account
Complete and submit your registration form with your email
QPR will display and email the newly created username and password
Log in to begin training at

You are not alone.

Call 911 if you need EMS, fire and/or police dispatched to your location.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 9-8-8
or Chat
Help is available 24/7.

988 provides immediate emotional support to Minnesota residents. Staffed by trained counselors at local 988 centers, the lifeline is free, confidential, and available 24/7. The 988 Lifeline provides easier access to mental health crisis care through a 200+ network of crisis call, text, and chat centers, separate from the public safety purposes of 911, where the focus is on dispatching emergency medical services, fire, and police, as needed.

Washington County Crisis Response Unit
Call 651-275-7400
Help is available 24/7.

Face-to-face, short-term, intensive, mental health crisis services that assist and support individuals and families with crisis counseling, navigating the mental health system; referral(s) to on-going services; and resources and information.

National Youth Crisis Hotline

Call 1-800-442-4673

Veterans Crisis Line

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1; or text 838255

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)

Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Minnesota Warmline

Call 651-288-0400 or text “Support” to 85511
Are you an adult needing support?
Talk to a specialist who has firsthand experience living with a mental health condition.

Abuse Response Services

Call 651-777-1117 or visit the website

Casa de Esperanza domestic violence shelter

Call 651-772-1611
Mobilizes Latinas and Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence.

Women’s Advocates domestic violence shelter hotline

Call 651-227-8284
Walks with victim/survivors and our community to break the cycle of domestic violence.


Call 612-825-0000
Helps people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma.


We all need help sometimes.

These resources can help you navigate mental health resources in your community.

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Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

This organization works to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional healthcare and healing.

Black Mental Health Matters

Contains resources to therapists and hotlines for Black African Americans struggling with mental health during this uncertain and challenging time in our Black community.

Center for Victims of Torture

CVT provides torture survivors with a healing sanctuary and support them as they rebuild their lives at the clinic. CVT also works with refugee, immigrant, and asylum seekers. A team of professionals work to ensure that survivors are safe and stable before they begin their healing journey.

649 Dayton Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Directory of Black Psychotherapists

Mary Ellen Strong Foundation: Promotes mental health in underserved communities.

East African Healing Services

Provides professional and culturally competent mental health rehabilitative services and other supportive services to refugees and immigrants who suffer impairment from symptoms caused by trauma and mental illness. EAHS services respect the culture, religion, and language of clients.

8085 Wayzata Blvd Ste 100
Golden Valley, MN 55426


Provides residents of Washington County, Minnesota with transportation options that get them where they want to go safely and affordably.

Hmong American Partnership - Children and Family Services

Staff are bilingual and bicultural ensuring a depth of understanding of the complex issues faced by the refugee and immigrant community to offer quality care that respects culture and values.

Hmong Mental Health Podcast

Mental health for the Hmong community remains difficult to address and understand. Yet it is a growing concern that continues to impact the well-being of Hmong families. In this podcast, the clinical team at Vanguard Mental Health and Wellness Clinic will talk about mental health from a cultural framework.

Irreducible Grace Foundation

A youth empowerment organization that creates safe spaces and healing opportunities for youth of color.

Karen Organization of Minnesota - Community Health

KOM facilitates health trainings and education to prevent suicide, violence and alcohol/drug abuse. We also provide resources to support mental wellbeing, family planning, and positive family relationships.

2253 Rice St, #240
Roseville, MN 55113

Make It OK

Make It OK is a community campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health and illnesses. Across the country, thousands of our ambassadors and community partners open the door to increased understanding and caring conversations about mental health every day.

Maplewood VA Clinic

Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, radiology, treatment for allergies and asthma, and more.


3100 Kennard Street
Kennard Prof. Building, Ste 100
Maplewood, MN 55109-5434

MN Farm & Rural Helpline

The purpose of this program is to offer free, confidential 24/7 support to people who work in agriculture and their families, providing ways to cope with and manage stress.

Download Brochure & Contacts

Text: FARMSTRESS to 898211
Ted:(320) 266-2390
Monica:(218) 280-7785

MN LGBTQ+ Therapists' Network

This network of providers offer a LGBTQ+ Mental Health Provider Directory. You do not need to contact us directly, or become a member, to use the directory.

MN Warmline - Peer Support Connection

Connect with trained peer support over phone or text.

Call 1-844-739-6369 or callers who want to specifically talk to an African American Peer call 1-855-244-5050; 5pm-9pm; 7days a week/365 days a year.

NAMI Minnesota Support Groups

NAMI Minnesota offers both online and in-person support groups for adults living with a mental illness and their families. Support groups include those who identify as LGBTQ+, African-American, BIPOC, Asian, Younger Adults, and more.

NAMI Multicultural Young Advisory Board (MYAB)

The Multicultural Young Advisory Board (MYAB) is a space for young people of color interested in expanding the dialogues around mental health and wellness. We are committed to creating space for and centering, education, empowerment and engagement surrounding mental health within communities of color.

NAMI Resources for Veterans

NAMI offers resources for veterans such as a class which helps friends, partners, and families comprehend what their loved one is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, and mental health conditions and ways in which they can best be supportive.

QUEERSPACE collective

QUEERSPACE collective is the first mentorship program created specifically for LGBTQ+ youth in Minnesota. QUEERSPACE collective creates space for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe and empowered to be their true selves.

Raahat Project at Center for Victims of Torture

The Raahat project provides services designed to support Afghan individuals and families who have recently resettled in the United States. We understand and respect the distinct needs of our clients, and our commitment is to offer culturally appropriate services that are precisely aligned with those needs.

Dari Speakers contact Diana Raofi:

Pashto Speakers contact Zainab Quraishi:

Rainbow Health

Rainbow Health offers mental health and substance use services for LGBTQ+ people, people living with HIV, and folks from communities that historically and currently face barriers to behavioral health support. We offer individual, group, couple, and family therapy in-person and teletherapy options.



Offers financially accessible, specialized mental health care for queer and trans youth and their families.

Shifa Metro Clinic

Offers multidisciplinary services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, and opioid treatment. We are accepting in-office appointments as well as those using Tele-Psych.

Therapy for Black Girls

An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

TransFARMation Podcast

The Red River Farm Network’s TransFARMation series is designed to increase awareness and reduce inhibitions about acknowledging farm stress, as well as highlight the resources available.

Vanguard Clinic

At Vanguard Clinic, we know mental health. We know human behavior. We know holistic wellness. We are a team of bilingual mental health clinicians leading the way with culturally-competent, clinically-grounded, and person-centered services.

2165 Woodlane Dr, Ste 100
Woodbury, MN 55125

Vet Center

Vet Centers are community-based and focus on a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the miliatry by providing a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional counseling to eligible Veterans, service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.


Main Location in St. Paul and Satellite Locations in Hastings & Center City

Vet Center Call Center

Free, 24/7, confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma. Our call center team is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as family members of Veterans.


Veterans of Color Race-Based Stress/Tauma and Empowerment Group

This group, tailored to Veterans of color, provides education and coping skills for managing the mental and physical impact of race-based trauma and fostering empowerment in a safe and validating environment.

Brianna Cashman Loop MSW, LICSW: or 612-467-2228

Washington County Veterans Service Office

The Washington County Veterans Service Office offers comprehensive benefits counseling, claims preparation and submission, claims follow-up to ensure final decisions, and networking and advocacy with federal, state, and local agencies.


Wilder Center for Social Healing

Wilder’s Center for Social Healing offers a place for South Asian and Southeast Asian adults to gather for support, fellowship, shared meals, and healing. They now offer Labkhand Salem Support Services for members of the Afghan community.

935 Lafond Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Winston Behavioral Healthcare, PSC

Winston Behavioral Healthcare, PSC. (WBH) is a value-based mental health outpatient organization. We are dedicated to providing culturally competent and high quality services with the ability to understand and respect values, attitudes, and beliefs.


2042 Wooddale Dr, Ste 125
Woodbury, MN 55125