Bar None

Bar None Residential Treatment

Bar None Residential Treatment offers hope and a comprehensive array of effective children’s shelter-care services. These services are individualized, culturally affirmative, and designed to achieve successful results.


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


Males between the ages of 12-17 in transition.


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

How we help

In a stage approach, residents will develop foundational skills and maintenance in:

• Safety Skills
• Relaxation and Regulation Skills
• Emotion Management Skills
• Communication and Empathy Skills

Norris Lake ShelterPlus

Short Term Stabilization and Enhanced Services

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

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

Notable Features of ShelterPlus

• Nursing
• 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

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 (Sunrise)

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
For referrals and more information, contact Sara Ellis — Intake Coordinator
Phone: 763-252-4541
Fax: 888-965-5125