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HISTORY

In 1971, Woodland Hills became a residential youth treatment center. Our history is rich in the belief that every child has potential. For decades we’ve strengthened our programs to provide unwavering hope and opportunity for young people and families.

Through the years, programs have been added, services have been expanded and evidence-based strategies have been incorporated in order to provide the support and help thousands of young people have needed to go on to lead successful lives.

  • In 1982, Chisholm 30, (previously the Chisholm House program), a highly effective residential consequence program was founded.
  • Our mental health Day Treatment Program for youth at risk of being placed out of their home was started in 1990.
  • In 1992, Neighborhood Youth Center Services: Community Program a free voluntary program for young people in Duluth’s Hillside neighborhood, was established.
  • Our Community Transition program emerged in 1998 as a semi-independent home for males.
  • In 2009, a mental health Residential Treatment Program was added for young people who struggle to maintain their safety in the community.
  • In 2015, we partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Ambit Network to infuse the trauma informed care model throughout our entire organization.