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Please make a donation today!
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax-deductible gifts from people like you help bring our mental health services to all people of our community.
*Please contact our office to make payments for service. This function is only for donations. Thanks!
You can also support our work with a percentage of all amazon.com purchases by choosing Watercourse as your Charity of Choice through the Amazon Smile program.
* Once you arrive at smile.amazon.com, click Ctrl + D to bookmark the page (you may need to click “Add” or “Done” to confirm)
Go to smile.amazon.com every time you make an Amazon order. We’ll automatically receive a percentage of your total order price automatically, and our staff and clients will be eternally grateful.
Our therapists use all kinds of toys, art supplies, and other items that could be purchased and donated.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Minneapolis youth.
20% of Minneapolis youth have a mental health concern that creates an obstacle to learning. Our school-based counseling & therapy services are designed to support and enhance education outcomes for students at risk, as well as promote emotional well-being. During the past school year, we provided 11,000 school-based mental health services to over 500 students and their families.
Research conducted by Minneapolis Public Schools has shown that school-based mental health services have impacted students' learning in a positive way by increasing access - a mere 15% are able to follow through on referrals to outside community agencies, compared with 85-90% of referrals to our in-school services.
Additionally, research studies have shown that school-based mental health services are correlated with:
- Lower suspension rates
- Increased attendance
- Improved grades
Although we have secured funding to support full-time mental health clinicians in 12 schools, there is still unmet and on-going needs. Please consider supporting our mission through a financial contribution.
Our clients thank you for your support!
"If Watercourse wasn't in our schools, I don't think these kids would get the care they need. Right now, there's a waiting list 40-50 kids long for the mental health program." - Community partner
"The way the therapist worked to get my son engaged and comfortable, mixing work and play, getting him to open up was most helpful. This has been a positive experience from the very first session. Thanks for helping my son 'turn it around' so beautifully." - Parent