Our History

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Northeast Youth & Family Services was established in 1976 by a coalition of concerned citizens who saw a gap in services for youth in our community. We came together to provide innovative mental health and juvenile diversion programming that served the whole child in the context of their family, community, and lived experiences. 

In our first year, four staff members served 100 families in ten cities. Today, we’ve grown into a regional provider of trauma-informed and culturally-responsive mental health and community support services that provides direct support to hundreds of youth, adults, and families while also helping our partner communities thrive. 

As the only nonprofit mental health agency in suburban Ramsey County, NYFS has grown to become a critical asset and the primary resource in the community for youth mental health referrals and services, and a trusted partner for the schools, cities, and law enforcement in the area. We serve our community at two locations in Shoreview and White Bear lake, online via telehealth, and in schools throughout the northeast suburbs.

As we’ve grown and changed to meet emerging community needs, there has always been one constant: collaboration and mutual support with our community partners. Together we are doing so much more than we could ever accomplish on our own. 

As we look to the future, we’re excited to see how we can grow together and live out our mission of transforming lives by ensuring access to care that nurtures healing, cultivates community, and inspires hope.

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Northeast Youth & Family Services is a nonprofit, community-based, and trauma-informed mental health and community services organization that has been serving your friends and neighbors in the northeastern Saint Paul suburbs since 1976. Among our many programs, we offer two convenient mental health clinic locations in Shoreview and White Bear Lake, MN.

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Ph: 651-486-3808
Fx: 651-486-3858

Main Office

3490 Lexington Ave N
Shoreview, MN 55126

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