Human Development Center

Early Childhood Mental Health Services

Mental health services for young children and their families


Mental health services that can support healthy parenting when either the caregiver or the child is affected by emotional or behavioral concerns. For caregivers, this may be a history of postpartum depression, trauma, anxiety, other mental illness, or substance use. For young children, this may be challenging behaviors, trouble with eating or sleeping, tantrums, or other emotional or behavioral problems.

These services are especially important for young children or parents/caregivers who have experienced trauma, such as abuse, neglect, violence, or other stressful or scary events in life.

Additional Information

Offers therapeutic services for children ages birth - 5 and their families.

About This Location

Services are provided by professionals that are trained and supported by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in evidence-based (proven) ways of assessing and treating early childhood and family mental health concerns. Professionals have specialty training to address trauma, emotional or behavioral concerns of babies, toddlers, and young children.


  • Area Served by County
    • St. Louis County
  • Specialization
    • Mental health


Children age birth - five years of age and their caregivers, with a focus on uninsured and underinsured families

Application Instructions

Referrals can be made by pediatricians, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) staff, preschool social services, and parents themselves.


Services can be billed through insurance and through the early childhood mental health grant


1401 E 1st St, Duluth, MN, 55805

Area Served

Services primarily provided in St. Louis County, services may be included in Cook, Itasca, and Lake counties as well

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 218-728-4491
  • Crisis Line: 800-634-8775
  • Toll Free: 888-412-9764



Other Locations

Other Services at this Location

  • Mental Health Mobile Crisis Response Services Offers immediate emotional support by a trained counselor to help with problems such as depression, panic, anxiety, delusions, or other mood or behavior disorders. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and serves all ages.

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