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Is your loved one struggling with their mental health or substance use?

Wayside will help your loved one and her family build a future free from substance use and trauma. Our services address every area of life, from physical and mental health, to housing and employment needs, to parenting and family supports. We will be with you and your loved one every step of the way.

How Wayside Can Help

Understanding Substance Use Disorder
Addiction is widely misunderstood and stigmatized. Many still believe that addiction is a failure of character, something that happens as a result of a lack of willpower. This could not be further from the truth. Today, science has helped us to understand that addiction is a treatable, chronic, medical disease. Fortunately, like many other diseases, addiction is treatable. To explore whether you or someone you care about may have an addiction, you can take an anonymous, confidential assessment online. It cannot give you a diagnoses, but it can help guide you or your loved one towards the right treatment and services.

Getting Help for Your Loved One
Watching someone struggling with chemical dependency is hard. You might not know what to do, what to say or how to help them. You are not alone. We are here to take the first step with you. Wayside has more than six decades of experience providing addiction and mental health care that makes women and families feel seen, heard, and safe so true recovery can begin. Call today 651-242-5540 to discuss first steps.

Recovery Support for the Whole Family
The trauma of mental health and substance use disorder extends beyond just one person. Successful treatment includes a woman’s family and community. Our Family Services provide resources like pregnancy and parenting education and support, family therapy, help with the legal and child welfare systems and transportation to and from appointments.


Wayside welcomes visits from family, friends, children and other loved ones during residential treatment. Learn more at Visiting Wayside.

Yes, we provide childcare during the day while mothers are in programming at our Family Residential Treatment Center. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we currently offer on-site Children’s Groups. We will be transitioning back to daycares in the community when COVID-19 precautions allow it. At our outpatient Wellness Center, we assist in coordinating off-site childcare for times when mothers need to attend program groups or sessions. 

Yes, Wayside is one of only five providers in the state that offers family treatment. Women can enter treatment pregnant and with children up to age 11. Women can also be working towards reunification while in treatment and receive support to have custody re-established. Learn more about our Family Treatment Center.