Resources for Families

District Partnerships

*South Washington County does not endorse one service provider over another.

Family Innovations: South Washington County Schools partners with Family Innovations to provide site based mental health services in district buildings. Family Innovations offers services at Cottage Grove Middle School, Lake Middle School, Oltman Middle School, Park High School, South Washington Alternative High School, and Woodbury High School.

Canvas Health: South Washington County Schools also partners with Canvas Health through the Therapeutic Assistance Program (TAP) grant. Canvas Health offers site based mental health services at Cresteview Elementary School, Newport Elementary School, and Pullman Elementary School. Canvas Health also assists our families with diagnostic assessments and county case management.

Prairie Care

Youth Service Bureau


Local Services

Washington County Resources: A comprehensive list of resources in Washington County.

Operation Glass Slipper: A non-profit dedicated to providing prom dresses and accessories to girls who have financial need.

Park Nicollet Melrose Center: Outpatient, inpatient, and speciality care for those with eating disorders.

Education of Homeless Youth: Resources for homeless students living in the district


Additional Resources

Anxiety BC: AnxietyBC™ provides a rich resource of self-help information and programs, as well as resources for parents and caregivers. The mission is to increase awareness, promote education and improve access to programs that work in coping with anxiety.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota (NAMI MN): NAMI Minnesota provides help, advocacy and support for people living with mental illnesses and their families.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER): Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations.

Parent Further: A search Institute resource for families that uses a positive, strengths-based approach to parenting that focuses on what's right with kids (and parents) and the small, everyday steps you can take to help kids be successful in the future.

The Trevor Project: Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.