"I wanted to thank you and the staff at Bar None for being so supportive to the resident during these five long months. I appreciate your communication with me and flexibility surrounding his circumstances. After over 20 placements in less than three years, he matured greatly at your facility. Thank you for all that you guys do for children. It does not go unnoticed!"—Social Worker
Bar None ShelterPlus
Enhanced shelter services for youth
Bar None ShelterPlus Residential Services offers hope and a comprehensive array of effective children’s shelter-care services on the Bar None campus. Bar None has a 24-bed capacity and offers same-day intake.
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. Norris Lake is specifically designed to connect with disengaged, at-risk youth, helping them prepare for successful transition.
During the COVID-19 pandemic the health and well-being of the people we serve and our staff is our highest priority.
We continue to accept intakes, and follow all precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. As part of these precautions, we offer COVID screening at intake and provide onsite testing as needed.
22426 St. Francis Boulevard Nowthen, Minnesota 55303
General phone: 763-753-2500
Monday - Friday,
WHO WE SERVE
Males and Females ages of 12-17.
Funding for the shelter program is solely through county social services/corrections screening and approval.
How we help
The primary goal of Bar None ShelterPlus 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
Bar None 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
Additional Coordinated Services Available
• Ancillary services available include Psychiatric Medication Management, Diagnostic Assessments and Psychosexual Evaluations.
“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