Sometimes a social worker can change your life. Walk-In volunteer Peter D. has a story about that. Peter had recently returned from the Vietnam, where he was deployed in Saigon to apply his Army training in preventive medicine. “We were making sure the water was safe to drink, that we had an impossible job of… continue reading
Walk-In Counseling Center has won the 2020 Trisha A. Stark Community Involvement Award from the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award is for “significant contribution to the community” through the involvement of psychologist volunteers to “improve mental health of individuals or the community at large.” “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized this way,” said… continue reading
When Trisha Stark, PhD LP, thinks of Walk-In, she thinks of community. Starting as a volunteer counselor in the 1980s, Trisha has been a supervisor, board member and all-around supporter of Walk-In. “Thinking back on my volunteer days, I really enjoyed the hours spent hanging out in the team room and the kitchen, the hub… continue reading
Renowned author Bill Doherty, PhD, LP, LMFT provided an on-line couples counseling training to Walk-In volunteers and other professional clinicians on Oct. 6, entitled “Working With Couples in A Time of Pandemic and Polarization.” Walk-In would like to thank Dr. Doherty for providing an excellent training!
That Kesha R. has chosen social work as her career seems a natural choice. She comes from a family of helpers. “When I was little, a neighbor had a mental health crisis, and my dad was the one calm person who could go in and make it better,” she recalls. Today, Kesha is a Walk-In… continue reading
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Walk-In Counseling Center is so grateful to have been the July beneficiary of the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op Change Matters program! Each time a customer rounded up their purchase amount to the nearest dollar, the donation went to Walk-In Counseling Center. All proceeds help Walk-In keep our free, no-appointment, anonymous counseling services available to… continue reading
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