Bar None

Bar None Residential Services

Bar None Residential Services offers hope and a comprehensive array of effective children’s shelter-care services. 

These services are individualized, culturally affirmative, and designed to provide trauma-informed care to both male and female youth.  Bar None utilizes the ARISE Life Skills Curriculum and offers evidence-based skills groups. Bar None is specifically designed to connect with disengaged, at-risk youth, helping them prepare for successful transition. 

Location

22426 St. Francis Boulevard
Nowthen, 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

WHO WE SERVE

Males and Females between the ages of 12-17.

Fees

Funding for the shelter program is solely through county social services/corrections screening and approval.

How we help

The primary goal of Bar None is to help youth prepare for successful transition back into community. 

Youth at Bar None will develop foundational skills and maintenance in:

  • Safety and Life Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Pro-social and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Communication and Empathy Skills

Norris Lake ShelterPlus

Short Term Stabilization and Enhanced Services

  • Trauma informed environment
  • Safe and supportive temporary living
  • Stabilization of behavior
  • Life skill development

ShelterPlus Services We Provide

  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Baseline Assessments
  • Community-based recreational opportunities
  • Discharge planning
  • Nursing level medical screening
  • On-site education/school
  • Placement recommendations
  • Skills coaching
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nursing

Additional Coordinated Services Available

• Ancillary services available include Psychiatric Medication Management and Diagnostic Assessments.

“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
For referrals and more information, contact Sara Ellis — Intake Coordinator
Phone: 763-252-4541
Fax: 888-965-5125
sara.ellis@voamn.org
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