Dakota County Resources


After School Programs (Middle/Junior High Schools)

Culturally Diverse Services

Crisis Services

Educational Resources

Employment Assistance

GLBT Services

Health Care Services

Legal Services

Men's / Father's Services

Mental Health Services

Mentoring Services

Parenting Teens Resources


Reproductive Health Care Services

Substance Abuse Services


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (Middle/Junior High Schools)


ISD 197 Noreen Center, West St. Paul, Phone: 651-905-4091 www.comed.isd197.org


ISD 200 Hastings Middle School, Phone: 651-438-0705

The Packer Pad (summer only)

ISD 199 South St. Paul, Phone: 651-306-3634, www.celearn4ever.org

The Sparten Shed (summer only)

ISD 199 Inver Grove Heights Middle School, Phone: 651-306-3662 www.celearn4ever.org

The Tone Setter Program

ISD 195 Randolph, Phone: 507-645-4773 www.randolph.k12.mn.us




African American Family Services http://www.aafs.net

Sabathani Community Center Office: 310 E. 38th St. Suite 120, Minneapolis

Phone: 612-813-0782

St Paul Office: 1041 Selby Ave., St. Paul, Phone: 651-642-0043


Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicios – CLUES

Social services for the Latino community (mental health, chemical health, employment, education), Phone: 651-379-4200

797 E. 7th St., St. Paul www.clues.org


Hmong American Partnership

Youth and family programs, 1075 Arcade St., St. Paul

Phone: 651-495-9160, hapmail@hmong.org


Lao Family Community

Mental health counseling, St. Paul, Phone: 651-221-0069


Neighborhood House

179 Robie St. E., St. Paul

Phone: 651-789-2500, www.neighb.org



  1. Robert Lewis House

Domestic & dating violence support resources

Eagan - Phone: 651-452-7288, Hastings – Phone: 651-437-1291


The Bridge for Runaway Youth

Phone: 612-377-8800, (24 hours) Minneapolis, www.bridgeforyouth.org


Dakota County Crisis Response Unit

A 24-hour response program assists in emergencies related to mental health, child protection, or families in crisis

Phone: 952-891-7171 TDD: 952-891-7202 www.co.dakota.mn.us


Dakota County Social Services – Children & Family

Transition support services for adolescents as they enter into independent living.

Services can be extended until they are 21 years old if the adolescent is attending high school or an equivalent educational program. The Transition Program works with adolescents who are 16 years or older and are in permanent long-term placement settings. The focus of this program is to help the adolescents prepare for independent living or to assure a smooth transition into an appropriate adult program upon turning 18 years old. Phone: 952-891-7400 www.co.dakota.mn.us


Gambling Hotline

Phone: 1-800-437-3641


Harbor Shelter

Temporary shelter for youth 12-17 years olds, referrals only from court services, social services and police/sheriff departments. Emergency shelter/detention placements harboreast@comcast.net 321 6th St. E. Hastings, Phone: 651-480-8377


National Runaway Switchboard

Home Free – Greyhound bus ticket home for runaway youth 1-800-RUNAWAY


Sexual Assault Services

Community Action Council, Inc. -advocates accompany victims to medical exams, police interviews, court proceedings, support to friends, relatives,

& co-workers, support groups. Phone: 651-405-1500 http://communityactioncouncil.org


Stop It Now MN

Child sexual abuse hotline & resources, Phone: 1-888-PREVENT or (651) 644-8515


United Way 2-1-1

Dial 211. Free, confidential information & referral, 24-7, TTY – 651-291-8440

Multi-lingual assistance offered 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Works with individuals who are affected by emotional, physical or sexual abuse in a relationship with a significant other or family member.

Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, Phone: (952) 892-2505




Alternative Learning Centers – listed by school district


ISD 6 South St. Paul Community Learning Center
Phone: 651-450-9966, 151 6th Street East

ISD 191 Area Learning Center

Phone: 952-707-4020, 2140 Diffley Road Eagan

ISD 192 Dakota Prairie Alternate Learning Center

Phone: 651-460-1400, Farmington High School 800 Denmark Ave.


ISD 194 Lakeville Area Learning Center
Phone 952-232-2080, 20950 Howland Avenue Lakeville

ISD 196 Area Learning Center

Phone: 952-431-8720, 5840 – 149th St. W., Apple Valley

ISD 200 Hastings Area Learning Center
Phone: 651-480-7690, 213 Ramsey Street, Hastings

ISD 197 West St. Paul

Phone: 651-681-2350, 1897 Delaware Ave. Mendota Heights


West Heights

Phone: 651-332-5570, 150 E. Marie Ave., West St. Paul


River Heights Alternative High School

Phone: 651-457-RHCS, 60 East Marie Ave. Ste. 110 West St. Paul



Dakota County Alternative Learning Center (DCALS) &

Teen Age Pregnancy Program (TAPP)
1300 145th St, East, Rosemount, Jan Hanenberger

Phone: 651-423-8256 www.isd917.k12.mn.us



The Dakota County Collaborative is an integrated Children's Mental Health and Family Services collaborative. Partners include parents, community agencies, schools, and County staff.

The Collaborative allocates federal and State funding to support early intervention and prevention services for children and families in Dakota County. Funds are for programs that prevent family crisis; give more access to existing services; overcome difficulties in the current system; and promote parent leadership and involvement.


Programs & Services Supported by the Dakota County Collaborative

NAMI – Minnesota
Support, education and leadership training for families of children with mental illness. For more information go to www.namimn.org or contact the Dakota County Parent Organizer at 651-645-2948 x102 or at sscheele@nami.org

A family-driven team process of working with children and their families to plan supports for child’s mental health or behavioral issues. Dakota County Social Services, Wrap Access Coordinator, 952-891-7425.

Dakota Healthy Families
Countywide home visiting program, which supports families from pregnancy through the preschool years. Contact Dakota County Public Health at 651-554-6219 for more information.

Early Intervention Mental Health Services
Mental health services for children, age newborn to 6 years old, with emotional or behavioral difficulties. For more information, contact your school district Early Childhood Special Education department or CAP Agency Head Start Program.

Partners for Success® Family Support Workers
Family support workers bridge the gap between home and school by providing resources, services and support to families. Go to www.communityactioncouncil.org or contact the Community Action Council at 952-985-5300.

Information and Referral
Collaborative members help families find resources and services in the community.
Email: emily.schug@co.dakota.mn.us the Collaborative Coordinator or call 952-891-7449.


Dakota County Technical College

Phone: 651-423-8301 www.dctc.edu


Inver Hills Community College

Phone: 651-450-8500, Inver Grove Heights www.ehs.net/


Alliance Academy - Sober High School

Phone: 952-831-7138, Burnsville http://www.sobrietyhigh.org



Dakota County Workforce Center http://www.mnwfc.org/dakota/zone/


The Zone - Employment resources for young adults

Burnsville – 2900 County Road 42 W., Burnsville, Phone: 952-894-7600

West Saint Paul - 1 West Mendota Rd., WSP, Phone: 651-554-5955


Tree Trust Phone: 651-644-5800 www.treetrust.org




District 202

Phone: 612-871-5559 www.dist202.org


Family and Children’s Services

Phone: 612-341-1651 www.everyfamilymatters.org


OutFront MN

Phone: 612-822-8661 http://www.outfront.org



Dakota County Public Health Department

Child Health Clinic – sliding fee services for youth up to the age of 21 years

Child & Teen Check-ups , Immunization & WIC clinics

Phone 952-891-7500 www.co.dakota.mn.us



A state funded health insurance program

Phone: 651-554-5611 ask for MinnesotaCare



Phone: 612-373-2437


MN Children with Special Health Needs

Formerly Services for Children with Handicaps

Phone: 651-201-3650 or 1-800-728-5420 www.health.state.mn.us/mcshn


St. Mary’s Clinic – Apple Valley

Free primary & preventative non-emergency health care services for individuals who are without health insurance Phone: 651-690-7029


Westside Community Health Services, La Clinica – St. Paul Westside

Phone: 651-222-1816 staff speaks Spanish, Hmong and Thai, sliding fee




Crime Victims Reparations Services

Phone: 651-201-7300 or 1-888-622-8799


Dakota County Community Corrections

Phone: 651-554-6060


Dakota County Immediate Accountability (formerly Diversion) Program & Juvenile Peer Court Programs


Juvenile Gross Misdemeanor and Felony Property Offender

Juvenile Misdemeanor Property Offender



Peer Court

Phone: 651-438-4440, monica.Jensen@co.dakota.mn.us


Dakota County Juvenile Service Center

Phone: 651-438-8399, www.co.dakota.mn.us


Dakota County Family Court Self-Help Center

Phone: 651-438-8102 www.mncourts.gov/selfhelp

Legal services for the self represented, consultation w/ volunteer attorney


Dakota County Legal Aid

Phone: 952-431-3200


Memorial Blood Centers - paternity testing

Phone: 612-871-3300


New Chance Day Treatment

Phone: 651-438-8399


Order for Protection Information

Phone: 651-438-8110


South St. Paul Restorative Justice Project

Phone: 651-554-3280




Resource Center for Fathers and Families

Phone: 612-783-4938


Meld for Young Dads

Phone: 612- 332-7563




ADHD Resources & Support Group

Phone: 952-432-6351

Shepherd of the Valley Church, Apple Valley


Associated Clinic of Psychology

West St. Paul Clinic, Phone: 651-450-0860

Apple Valley Clinic, Phone: 952-432-1484


Behavioral Health Services (BHSI)

Phone 651-681-1600, Eagan


The Bridge for Runaway Youth, Inc.

Temporary shelter services, Phone: 612-377-8800 www.bridgeforyouth.org


Dakota County Parent Support Coordinator

Phone: 651-645-2948 x102, Suzette Scheele sscheele@nami.org

Family-to-Family NAMI-MN - support groups in Eagan, Lakeville & West St. Paul


Eagan Counseling Clinic

Mental health counseling, adolescent day treatment, parent group, psychiatric services Phone: 651-454-0114, www.acp-mn.com


Face to Face Clinic

Phone Inpatient: 651-772-5555

Phone Outpatient: 612-672-2736, admin@face2face.org, St. Paul


Fairview Behavioral Services

Phone: 612-672-6600, http://fairviewbehavioral.org


Fairview Ridges Hospital Youth Grief Service

Phone: 952-892-2111


Grief Coalition

Phone: 651- 437-6817, Hastings


Journey Counseling

Phone: 651-460-8085, Farmington


Lakeville Behavioral Health, LCC

Phone 952-435-0022


Lifespan Center for Psychological Health

Mental health counseling & Youth Transition Program, day treatment for adolescents

Phone: 952-562-8500, Eagan


Minnesota Youth Grief Services

Phone: 952-892-2111, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, www.fairview.org


NAMI - MN Support Groups

Support groups will help parents discover resources to meet the challenges of raising a child with a mental illness, learn coping skills & develop problem-solving skills.

Phone: 651-645-2948, etc. 102, contact Suzette Scheele www.NAMIMN.org


Lakeville – meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

Dakota Ridge School, Apple Valley, light supper & childcare


West St. Paul – meets 3rd Tuesday s, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Church, light supper & childcare


Parents Class –free, but re-registration is required, call for information.


Options Family & Behavioral Services

CHANGE (out-patient adolescent CD program), OPTIONS Day Treatment, Parent Group, In-home Family Therapy, Chemical Dependency Assessments, CTSS, relapse prevention program, Phone: 651-994-4919 ext. 2, Eagan


Waters Edge Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders

Phone: 952-898-5020, 14569 Grand Ave. So. Burnsville




Kids n Kinship

Youth-adult mentoring, Phone: 952-892-6368 www.kidsnkinship.org


Kinship program for children and youth who have one or more parent in prison

Phone: 612-588-4655.




Prevent Child Abuse MN

Phone support: 1-800-621-6322 or 1-800-CHILDREN


Parents Support Network

Phone: 651-455-1508, Neighbors, Inc. So. St. Paul, www.neighborsmn.org

Advocacy and information support services concerning emotional & behavioral disorders, mental health special education


Shoulder to Shoulder Raising Teens Together

Call 211 and ask for Shoulder to Shoulder for parent support resources www.shouldertoshoulderminnesota.org




Apple Valley Teen Center

6th-12th grade youth, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd. Apple Valley

Phone: 952-953-2385 www.cityofapplevalley.org


Apple Valley Park & Recreation

Phone: 952-953-2300 www.cityofapplevalley.org


Burnsville Park & Recreation

Phone: 952-895-4500 www.burnsville.org


Dakota County Public Libraries

Main number: 651-688-1500, www.co.dakota.mn.us

Burnhaven Library, Burnsville, Phone: 952-891-0300

Farmington Library, Farmington, Phone: 651-438-0250

Galaxie Library, Apple Valley, Phone: 952-891-7045

Heritage Library, Lakeville, Phone: 651-891-0360

Inver Glenn Library, Inver Grove Heights, Phone: 651-554-6840

Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings, Phone: 651-438-0200

Wentworth Library, West St. Paul, Phone: 651-554-6800

Wescott Library, Eagan, Phone: 651-450-2900


Dakota County Parks Department

8500 127th St. East, Hastings www.co.dakota.mn.us

Phone: 651-891-7000, 24-Hour Information Line: 651-GET-INFO


Eagan Park & Recreation

Phone: 651-675-5500 www.cityofeagan.com


Eagan Art House - Dakota Center for the Arts

Phone: 651-686-9134


Farmington Park & Recreation

Phone: 651-463-1850 www.ci.farmington.mn.us


Farmington Youth Athletic Association

Phone: 952-985-FYAA www.farmingtonsports.org



Youth club, support groups, events, community service projects

75 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville,

Phone: 952-895-4664 www.thegarage.net


The Grove

Phone: 651-450-2585, www.ci.inver-grov-heights.mn.us

City of Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation, skate park


Hastings Park & Recreation

Phone: 651-480-6177 www.ci.hastings.mn.us


Hastings Youth Athletic Association

Phone: 651-437-8838 www.hyaa.info


Inver Grove Heights Park & Recreation

Phone: 651-450-2585 www.ci.inver-grove-heights.mn.us


Lakeville Park & Recreation

Phone: 952-985-4600 www.ci.lakeville.mn.us


Lakeville Center for the Arts

Phone: 952-985-4640


Mendota Heights

Phone: 651-452-1850 www.mendota-heights.com


Mendota Heights Athletic Association

Phone: 651-454-0433


Rosemount’s Park & Recreation

Phone: 651-322-6000 www.ci.rosemount.mn.us


The Oasis Teen Center

Phone: 651-675-5550, Eagan


So. St. Paul Park & Recreation

Phone: 651-554-3260 www.southstpaul.org


  1. St. Paul Park & Recreation

Phone: 651-552-4150 www.ci.west-saint-paul.mn.us


What’s Up?

Youth information services, Phone: 612-399-9999 www.whatsup.org/


YMCA- Dakota County Facilities:



85 Pleasant Dr., Hastings, Phone: 651-480-8887, www.ymcatwincities.org/locations/hastings


Minnesota Valley

13850 Portland Ave. South, Burnsville, Phone: 952-898-9622



South Family YMCA

150 E. Thompson Ave, West St. Paul, Phone: 651-457-0048



Southwest Area YMCA

550 Opperman Dr., Eagan, Phone: 651-456-9622 www.ymcatwincities.org/locations/southwest/



Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center

Phone: 952-898-4357 or 952-898-HELP

13775 Nicollet Ave. South, Burnsville


CLUES – Pregnancy Health Education Prevention

Phone: 612-746-3500


Face to Face Health and Counseling Service

Phone: 651-772-5555 1165 Arcade St., St. Paul

Affordable, serves those without health insurance www.face2face.org


Fairview Adolescent Health & Medicine and General Pediatrics

Phone: 612-626-2820


Inver Hills Community College Student Health Services

Phone: 651-450-8525, 2500 East 80th St. Inver Grove Heights


Planned Parenthood Express Care – Apple Valley

Phone: 952-351-9998, 15322 Galaxie Avenue


Planned Parenthood - Burnsville

Phone: 952-890-0940, 2530 Horizon Drive, Cliff View Plaza


Wakota Life Care Centers

15026 Glazier Ave. 1140 So. Robert St.
Apple Valley West St. Paul

Phone: 952-997-2229 Phone: 651-457-1195


Youth Intervention Project - Red Door Clinic Service

Phone: 612-543-5555, 525 Portland Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis

The Red Door Clinic is a walk-in clinic for STD & HIV testing (low cost and fees are based upon a patient's ability to pay), www.redoorclinic.org






Phone: 651-771-2208, http://al-anon-alateen-msp.org


Alcoholics Anonymous


St. Paul & Suburban Area Intergroup, Phone: 651-227-5502

Eagan, 3920 Rahn Road, Phone: 651-452-2921

Hastings, 615 W. 15th St, Phone: (651) 437-9723

Rosemount, 14555 S. Robert Trail (young people 25 years & younger), Phone: 651-423-3622

Rosemount, 14760 S. Robert Trail, Phone: 651-423-3622

So. St. Paul, 301- 3rd Ave. S., Phone: 651-451-2402


Anthony Louis Center

Chemical dependency assessments, day treatment, support groups, aftercare

Phone: 952-890-8879, 1517 Highway 13 Burnsville


Avalon Programs

Phone: 651-454-2833 Eagan


Community Drug and Alcohol Services, Inc.

Phone: 952-564-3000, CHANGE, Options & Options Plus

Adolescent chemical health program, Burnsville


Dakota County Social Services Chemical Health

Phone: 651-554-6446


Hazelden Center – youth substance abuse treatment

Phone: 763-509-3800 or 800-257-7800


MA Health Plan Chemical Dependency Services

Blue Plus (Behavioral Health at Blue Cross Blue Shield), Phone: 651-662-5548

Health Partners, Phone: 952-883-5811

Medica (United Behavioral Health), Phone: 1-800-848-8327

MHP (Behavioral Healthcare Providers), Phone: 763-525-9919

UCARE (Behavioral Health Care Providers), Phone: 763-525-9919


Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 952-939-3939 groups meet in Apple Valley, Eagan, Farmington, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Northfield, So. St. Paul & West St. Paul



New Connections – Hastings

Phone: 651-480-1180


Prairie St. John’s

Woodbury, Minnetonka

Phone: 877-333-9565 (toll free, 24-hour free assessment)


Ramsey County Detox (for Dakota County citizens)

Phone: 651-266-4009, chemical dependency assessment, education & detox


River Ridge Treatment Center

Phone: 952-894-7722, Burnsville www.riverridgetreatmentcenter.com



For more information contact:

Shannon Bailey, Dakota County Adolescent Health Coordinator

Phone: 651-554-6164, shannon.bailey@co.dakota.mn.us