This article about Walk-In friend Geri Chavis appeared in the Star Tribune Inspired section, 6/20/2020 When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Geri Chavis knew what would help soothe her soul and those of the people she loves: Poems. Chavis, professor emerita at St. Catherine University, is past president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy, which… continue reading
June 4, 2020 — Walk-In’s home at 24th Street and Chicago Avenue still stands just as it did 51 years ago, when we opened to be an oasis for every person who came through our door. 1969 was a tumultuous time, a bit like now. The horrific killing of George Floyd happened in our neighborhood…. continue reading
Minnesota Daily, 6/14/2020, By Becca Most Tamara Stark is busier than ever. As a senior director at Tubman — Minnesota’s largest provider of domestic violence services — an already heavy workload has put Stark and her coworkers under even more strain since the pandemic. Stark often works with youth and college-aged students, many of whom… continue reading
Carol Oldowski’s mom passed away when Carol was 14, but she will never forget all the talks they had, sitting cozily together on her mom’s cedar chest. “The chest was at the foot of her bed, covered with a rug. When we were sitting there, I could say anything and everything, and not be judged,”… continue reading
It may be cold outside, but we are still feeling the incredible warmth of the Holding Space concert Feb. 9 and 10 by VocalPoint Chorus! Thank you, thank you, for the outpouring of love and generosity that we felt there! To listen to some of the music shared by singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen, view the video… continue reading
In 1969, the social and political unrest of the day spurred a group of young psychologists to form Psychologists in Social Action through the University of Minnesota. A radical idea out of that group was to start a free mental health clinic with no red tape, meaning free, anonymous and no-appointment-needed during clinic hours. In… continue reading
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Founded in 1969, clinic follows no-fee, anonymous model that has reached thousands.
During the month of May, all cash register round-up donations made at Seward Co-op were donated to Walk-In Counseling Center through the co-op SEED grant program. We are so grateful to to the co-op community for choosing Walk-In as a beneficiary of the SEED program! Walk-In provides provide free, no-appointment, anonymous mental health and crisis counseling… continue reading
(This format is being changed so that only upcoming workshops show up. Past workshops will stay in an archive.) The third quarter training topic is “Troubled Individuals in Troubled Relationships,” with presenter Michael Boroviak, LICSW. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the People Incorporated ballroom, 2120 Park Ave., Minneapolis. CEU… continue reading