Family Well-Being and Mental Health

Services that support family health, mental health, and safety

Family Support Services
Family Service Collaboratives
Help to plan and coordinate local service systems for families.
Parenting Support Programs
Education and support for parents
Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP)
The Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) is a voluntary, supportive service that focuses on helping pregnant and parenting families thrive. The overarching goals of PSOP are to enhance the well-being of children and families, support families so they can meet the needs of their children by themselves and through their support system, and support the safety and stability of children and families.
Crisis Services
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 988 provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Minnesota Lifeline Centers answer contacts from Minnesota-based area codes.
Mental Health Crisis Lines
Help for adults and children in crisis
Crisis Nursery
Child care for families going through a crisis or emergency
Domestic Violence
Temporary emergency shelter for people who have experienced domestic abuse
Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder
Early Childhood Mental Health Providers
Early childhood mental health professionals can work with parents and families to assess and treat trauma, emotional or behavioral concerns of babies, toddlers, and young children.
Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports
Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) is a flexible range of mental health and rehabilitation services for children and youth (birth – 21 years) who need varying levels of intervention services in their homes or elsewhere in the community. CTSS combines therapy with skills training to support children in reaching their appropriate developmental and social functioning levels. Individual goals are set so children and families are able to see measurable progress and services are delivered using various treatment modalities that are child/family specific.
Fast-Tracker: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Resources
Search the online Fast-Tracker for statewide mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals
Mental Health Collaboratives
Help finding child and family local mental health providers for all ages
Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
The Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health provides education and resources to professionals, families and youth throughout Minnesota and beyond. Resources include mental health fact sheets, publications, traumatic event resources, a toolkit for healing-centered practice, etc. Opportunities for continued education include free pop-up trainings, seasonal training series, Infant/Early Childhood and Children’s Mental Health conferences, on-demand trainings, and reflective consultation groups. Visit online:
Psychiatric Assistance Line - PAL
Services available for professionals working with families:
  • Same-day phone consultations for prescribing providers; a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist can help with starting, adjusting, or managing medications
  • Phone consultation with a licensed clinical social worker for help finding local mental health resources, or help with clinical questions.
Quit Partner
Get free support to quit smoking, vaping, or chewing from Quit Partner programs. Visit or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free coaching, quit medications, and more. Free help is available for Minnesota teens and adults.
  • Quit Partner's Behavioral Health Program offers free help to quit nicotine for those living with a substance use disorder or a mental illness, such as anxiety, PTSD or bipolar disorder.