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

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 QPRTraining.com

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 988lifeline.org
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.

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