Our Services


Children Youth and Family

Children Youth and Family supports improved family functioning so that children, adolescents and their families can lead successful lives in their homes and communities. These programs include both residential and community-based services for children with emotional and behavioral issues and their families such as mental health services, residential treatment, case management, and foster care, as well as respite services for families of children with disabilities.

Mental Health Services

Our Mental Health Clinics offer diverse, culturally competent, high-quality mental health services for children, adolescents and their families, as well as older adults, so they may improve their quality of life and lead successful lives in their homes and community.

Education & Schools

Our Students and Education programs provide opportunities for education and academic success for students who have not been successful in a traditional classroom setting or have other obstacles to success. These programs include alternative and specialty high schools for at-risk students and those who are recent immigrants, an adult high school program for recent immigrants, and charter authorization (sponsor) for 15 charter schools throughout the state.

Older Adults and Their Caregivers

Our programs for older adults and their caregivers help to restore, maintain and promote independence of older adults, as well as support physical, emotional and spiritual well-being so they may live safely in their homes and remain active in the community. Our comprehensive set of community-based services include dining and nutrition, social services, mental health, legal services, community centers, assisted living, and other services.

Rehabilitative and Veterans' Services

Our programs for Adults in Community Reentry provide individuals completing correctional programs further services to promote responsibility, quality of life and ethical behavior in the home and the community.

People with Special Needs

Our programs for People with Special Needs increase self-sufficiency and promote independence and active community engagement for those with special needs and disabilities so that they may enjoy an active, participatory quality of life in their homes and community. These programs include supportive living services for adults, in-home support services for children and adults, and housing and supports for adults with a serious and persistent mental illness.

Housing and Supportive Services

Our Affordable Housing programs offer a variety of positive apartment settings that promote independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, families, and persons with disabilities.

Legal Services

Estate & Elder Law Services assists clients with wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, health care directives, guardianship, conservatorship, special needs trusts, Medical Assistance planning, and real estate matters.

Trauma-Informed Care

In 2012 we launched a major initiative to implement Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) throughout all VOA-MN services. TIC recognizes the high prevalence of traumatic experiences in persons who receive our care. Trauma-informed services are survivor-driven, strength-based, recovery-oriented, culturally relevant, gender-specific, hospitable, engaging, collaborative, sensitive, respectful and empowering.