Bar None

Treatment for young adult males

barnoneweb.jpgBar None Residential Treatment offers a variety of residential treatment and aftercare services, as well as evaluation and stabilization options, for at-risk youth who exhibit emotional and behavioral problems. Our goal is to assist program participants in gaining the skills necessary to improve their quality of life, the lives of those around them, and to succeed as adults.


22426 St. Francis Boulevard
Anoka, Minnesota 55303
General phone: 763-753-2500

Office hours

Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Residential setting provides services 24-hours per day, 7-days per week, 365 days per year


Males, ages 12 to 18, who exhibit emotional and behavioral problems and need stabilization, evaluation or treatment programming


Funding for participant placement is typically received through private health insurance and/or county social services

How we help

Treatment Program
Bar None has two residential treatment units for males, ages 12-18, that serve a wide range of program participants. Treatment programming includes units for cognitively delayed youth.


  • Department of Human Services licensed for (SED) Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth
  • Cognitively delayed, exhibiting severe emotional and behavioral problems
  • Intensive, individualized therapeutic programming
  • Highly supervised


  • Cognitively delayed, exhibiting significant behavior problems and higher level of delinquent sophistication
  • Intensive, individualized therapeutic programming
  • Highly supervised

Stabilization and Evaluation Programs

Our Male Stabilization Unit programs can be individualized within a tiered approach to best fit the needs of the resident.

  • Our short-term stabilization programming provides a safe and supportive environment for male youth (ages 10-18) in transition or crisis.
  • Our long-term stabilization program provides stabilization of behavior and life skill development for male youth (ages 10-18) in transition or crisis for between 2 and 4 months.
  • Our evaluation program is a 42-day program for male youth (ages 11-18) and provides medical screening, behavior assessment, psychological testing, optional Rule 25, psychiatric services, discharge diagnosis and placement recommendations.

A wide array of services complement work done on-site in program units to provide a truly comprehensive treatment experience. Participants of the Stabilization and Evaluation Programs are also able to access many of these services as optional supplements to typical programming, if requested.

  • Clinical staff
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Aftercare services
  • Work/vocational programming
  • Spirituality, diversity and mentoring programming

“It is impossible to express in a few words how we feel about the changes in our son and our family since the Bar None experience. It saved our son’s life.”

—Anonymous parents

Service descriptions

Clinical Staff

Bar None's clinical staff is composed of master's degree level mental health professionals who are licensed (or license eligible). Additionally, they:

  • Are assigned to each treatment and evaluation unit
  • Assure treatment units maintain a therapeutic environment
  • Provide family and group therapy
  • Furnish training to direct care Residential Counselors, who implement treatment plans, perform behavior management, run group sessions, etc.
  • Monitor resident treatment plans during placement
  • Provide aftercare services prior to and after discharge

Individual, Group and Family Therapy

  • One to three hours per week of individual and family therapy
  • Five to seven hours per week of group therapy on-site
  • Provided in-home and in several Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area office locations

Aftercare Services

  • Treatment and aftercare planning begins at intake and continues through placement
  • Clinical staff provide intensive parent/caregiver support
  • Individual follow-up for 6-months after discharge from the Bar None treatment facility

Work and Vocational Programming

  • Bar None's on-site Work Readiness Program includes landscaping, carpentry, painting, janitorial and food service work options
  • Manufacturing and landscaping classes available through Crossroads School
  • Bar None program participants may acquire jobs in the community, as appropriate
  • Restitution and community service options
For referrals and more information, contact Sara Ellis — Intake Coordinator
Phone: 763-252-4541
Fax: 888-965-5125