Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm is located just minutes from Grand Rapids. The property has a large farmhouse on site that has 16 residential beds for children ages 4 and up. Each level of the home hosts a group space, a private office, and a bathroom.
Also on the property is a large horse barn and four smaller out-buildings that have become the homes of other animals of therapeutic benefit. In addition, there is a wide expanse of land that will provide opportunities for gardening (otherwise known as horticultural therapy).
In January of 2017, Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm began offering Day Treatment Services to children in grades Kindergarten through 9th grade. To be eligible for these services, a child must have a Diagnostic Assessment completed, outlining the clinical need for such programming.
In the Fall of 2017, Healing Foundations began providing the EAGALA model of equine therapy with an EAGALA certified team of professionals! This service is offered not only to residents at the
Shelter, but also on an Outpatient basis at a different location.
In October 2018, the Children's Residential Crisis Home was opened through a cooperative agreement with Itasca County Health and Human Services. To be eligible for a Crisis bed, a child must be experiencing a mental health crisis and be approved for Admittance by the program's Clinical Supervisor. During a child's stay, staff
work hard with an entire treatment team to teach skills to manage
symptoms to the child while also ensuring adequate service
recommendations upon discharge. The average length of stay is
10 days; however, the total length of stay is dependent upon
the stability of the child based upon measurable goals outlined
Check back often for updates on services or call 218.313.1124 for more information!
To contact the Shelter directly for Crisis Placement questions, please call 218.999.0221