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The Hills Youth and Family Services is a trauma-informed organization

providing programming for at-risk youth and their families.

We offer a variety of services that include free after school care, youth mental health services and treatment for adjudicated youth. Our services are rooted in family, community and nature. Our programming focuses on trauma repair, social development and relationship building – all to create a stronger sense of self.

Youth in the Woodland Hills Juvenile Justice and Cambia Hills Mental Health residential treatment programs live on our 140 acre facility in Duluth, MN that includes a small hobby farm and robust outdoor activities.

Woodland Hills Juvenile Justice program provides trauma-focused residential treatment in a non-secure youth facility for adjudicated youth ages 12-18 (up through 21 if under Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction).  For decades, Woodland Hills Juvenile Justice program has been a leader known to help youth redirect their path to a successful future. The core of our treatment is the belief that youth have the potential for responsible behavior.

Cambia Hills Youth Mental Health program provides trauma-focused residential, day treatment and community-based mental services for youth. Community-based counseling services are available for youth ages 6-17 in flexible locations including their school and/or home setting. Day treatment programming provides a structured school setting and therapeutic services throughout the year. Residential treatment programming offers therapeutic services for youth who are struggling to maintain their safety and need intensive treatment placement.

Neighborhood Youth Services is a free after school program located at the Washington Center in Duluth’s Central Hillside. The program provides free drop-in prevention and enrichment programs for school-aged youth. NYS is a comprehensive, full-service program that provides year round programming. Programming includes academic support, recreational activities and free healthy snacks and meals.

“I know no other program that has made more contributions to the treatment of troubled youth than Woodland Hills.”
—Dr. Larry K. Brendtro, PhD
Director of Resilience Resources

“Without a doubt, this program has given thousands of youth a second chance at a productive, successful and healthy life.”
—Yvonne Prettner Solon
Minnesota Senator, Licensed Psychologist and
former Woodland Hills Board Member