“I found the atmosphere welcoming and am very pleased with the chemical dependency and mental health services. I would definitely recommend Omegon to others because I always knew what was going on and the staff understood my client and needs well. Keep up the good work!”—A referral partner
Specialized care for males and females
(Currently accepting only male referrals)
Omegon Residential Treatment Center is a co-educational, dual-diagnosis facility which offers specialized treatment services for male and female adolescents, ages 12 through 17, who are experiencing serious emotional, social and/or behavioral disorders, combined with the abuse/dependency on mood-altering chemicals. The Omegon treatment program consists of group, individual and family therapy in addition to health-oriented recreational, independent living skill development activities and special needs groups. Psychiatric, psychological, educational and family system evaluations guide the treatment program.
22426 St. Francis Blvd Nowthen, Minnesota 55303
General phone: 952-541-4738
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays
Residential setting provides services 24-hours per day, 7-days per week, 365 days per year
Male and female adolescents, ages 12 through 17 (We are currently accepting only male referrals.)
Funding for participant placement is typically received through state/county social services, or private medical insurance
How we help
Omegon exists to help youth with emotional, behavioral and chemical problems who have not found success with previous interventions. The program will help residents change their unhelpful thought processes and replace them with better coping skills and self-management techniques. Residents will be able to advance through different skills to successfully complete the program and return to a less restrictive setting.
Program Philosophy and Foundation
Omegon Residential Treatment Center is a nonprofit, dual-diagnosis facility which offers specialized treatment services for male and female adolescents, ages 12 through 17, who are experiencing serious emotional, social and/or behavioral disorders, combined with the abuse/dependency on mood-altering chemicals. Omegon is a 4-to-9 month program.
Omegon’s program operates from the philosophies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Stages of Change. Our Phase System highlights these principles. CBT is evidence-based for both mental health and chemical health and focuses on the identification of unhelpful belief systems and cognitive restructuring in order to create healthier behavior patterns. CBT is a practical, action-oriented approach to coping with problems and enhancing personal growth. CBT places a good deal of its focus on the present: on currently-held attitudes, painful emotions and maladaptive behaviors that can sabotage a fuller experience of life. CBT also provides people with an individualized set of proven techniques for helping them to solve problems and identify coping skills. CBT then provides a variety of methods to help people reformulate their unhelpful beliefs into more sensible, realistic and helpful ones.
Additionally, Omegon values the role of family involvement in a child’s overall wellness and success in life. Omegon recognizes that all families have their own set of beliefs, attitudes, structure and norms of behavior and stress management which nurture their child’s functioning. Our model of growth and success comes from the belief that through systemic change the resident and the family will improve family identity, balance, organization and connectedness.
The facility accommodates 24 adolescents and features spacious living areas for therapeutic, educational and indoor recreation programming, as well as administrative functions.
Omegon Residential Treatment Center is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and is a member of the Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies.
- For referrals and more information, contact Jennifer Padden — Intake Coordinator
- Phone: 952-945-4105
- Fax: 888-965-5128