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For Professionals

Wayside offers regular educational opportunities to professionals working with women, children and families affected by mental health and substance use disorder.

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) through Wayside

Wayside offers several Minnesota Board-approved continuing education opportunities. Our Fourth Friday Forums are a monthly, virtual seminar series for SUD and mental health professionals and advocates. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative movement within substance use disorder and mental health education that allows providers to access the knowledge of their peers around the country. The ECHO tele-mentoring model allows the clinical community to provide better care to more people in more places. Wayside hosts a Women Services ECHO and collaborates with partners on Peer Support and Indigenous Women Wellness ECHOs. All ECHO sessions offer free CEU credits.

Intern With Wayside Recovery Center

Wayside offers 3 experiential internship / practicum positions—one for each location—each semester. We accept students seeking their licensed alcohol and drug counseling (LADC) degree at either the bachelor’s or master’s level, as well as students working towards a dual-degree in addictions and mental health (LMFT or LPCC).

Join the Wayside team

For 70 years, Wayside has been a leading provider of comprehensive care for women with substance use disorder, trauma, and mental health needs. We also focus on children and families with our family-centered services to stabilize and break the cycle for future generations. Join our team and become part of an ethical, compassionate, innovative staff that works together to empower women, children and families in our community. Wayside is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Culturally-Responsive Training

The Indigenous Women Wellness ECHO is developed and delivered by practitioners and elders who are part of Indigenous communities. Share ideas, successes and challenges with other participants, and learn how to engage in culturally responsive healing while acknowledging the innate strengths and resiliency within Indigenous communities.


Yes, if a woman lives outside of Minnesota she can still receives our services.

Yes, our Women’s Treatment Center and Family Treatment Center both accept clients receiving Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and taking Suboxone and Methadone. We also have an onsite psychiatric and medical team who can help you manage your MAT medications and treatment plan.

If you are looking for someone with a warrant, who might be in treatment at Wayside, you should contact that person directly. Federal Confidentiality Regulations advise that a warrant for arrest is not enough reason for us to give out confidential information. If you want to know if someone is here, you will need a court order signed by a judge.