Bar None Residential Treatment

Location:  22426 St. Francis Boulevard, Anoka, Minnesota  55303

Days/Hours:
  • Office hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
  • Residential setting provides services 24-hours per day, 7-days per week, 365-days per year
Participants are: Males, ages 12 to 18, who exhibit emotional and behavioral problems and need stabilization, evaluation or treatment programming

Fees: Please contact the Intake Coordinator below

Contact: Shelly Manke, Intake Coordinator
Program Phone: 763-753-2500
Fax: 888-965-5125
Email: smanke@voamn.org

Bar None Residential Treatment Services offers a variety of residential treatment and aftercare services, as well as evaluation and stabilization options, for at-risk youth who exhibit emotional and behavioral problems.  Our goal is to assist program participants in gaining the skills necessary to improve their quality of life, the lives of those around them, and to succeed as adults.  

Treatment Programs
Bar None has three residential treatment units that serve a wide range of program participants. Treatment programming for males include units for cognitively delayed youth.
Stepping Stone
  • Males, ages 12–18
  • Department of Human Services licensed for (SED) Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth
  • Serious emotional and behavioral problems
  • Highly individualized treatment programming
Sunrise
  • Males, ages 12–18
  • Department of Human Services licensed for (SED) Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth
  • Cognitively delayed, exhibiting severe emotional and behavioral problems
  • Intensive, individualized therapeutic programming
  • Highly supervised
Evergreen
  • Males, ages 12–18
  • Cognitively delayed, exhibiting significant behavior problems and higher level of delinquent sophistication
  • Intensive, individualized therapeutic programming
  • Highly supervised
Stabilization and Evaluation Programs
  • Our short-term stabilization programming provides a safe and supportive environment for male youth (ages 10-18) in transition or crisis.
  • Our long-term stabilization program provides stabilization of behavior and life skill development for male youth (ages 10-18) in transition or crisis for between 2 and 4 months.
  • Our evaluation program is a 35-day program for male and female youth (ages 11-18) and provides medical screening, behavior assessment, psychological testing, optional Rule 25, psychiatric services, discharge diagnosis and placement recommendations.

A wide array of services complement work done on-site in program units to provide a truly comprehensive treatment experience.  Participants of the Stabilization and Evaluation Programs are also able to access many of these services as optional supplements to typical programming, if requested.
  • Clinical Staff
  • On-site Mental Health and Occupational Therapy Clinics
  • Individual, Group and Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management
  • Aftercare Services
  • Work/Vocational Programming
  • Spirituality, Diversity and Mentoring Programming

Clinical Staff
  • Bar None’s clinical staff is composed of master’s degree level mental health professionals who are licensed (or license eligible).  Additionally, they:
  • Are assigned to each treatment and evaluation unit
    • Assure treatment units maintain a therapeutic environment
    • Provide family and group therapy
    • Furnish training to direct care Residential Counselors, who implement treatment plans, perform behavior management, run group sessions, etc.
    • Monitor resident treatment plans during placement
    • Provide aftercare services prior to and after discharge Individual, Group and Family Therapy
    • One to three hours per week of individual and family therapy
    • Five to seven hours per week of group therapy on-site
    • Provided in-home and in several Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area office locations

Aftercare Services

  • Treatment and aftercare planning begins at intake and continues through placement
  • Clinical staff provide intensive parent/caregiver support
  • Individual follow-up for 6-months after discharge from the Bar None treatment facility

Work and Vocational Programming

  • Bar None's on-site Work Readiness Program includes landscaping, carpentry, painting, janitorial and food service work options
  • Manufacturing and landscaping classes available through Crossroads School
  • Bar None program participants may acquire jobs in the community, as appropriate
  • Restitution and community service options