Mental and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Programs

HDC provides patients with a wide variety of mental health and behavioral health and recovery services that treat the whole person through comprehensive, integrative, and culturally respectful approaches
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Adult Case Management

Local counties contract with HDC to provide case management services to adults (and children) with serious mental health issues. Case managers work closely with individuals and families to help them access needed services and support to maximize independence, mental health, and community integration.

Available Locations:  CarltonLake, and St. Louis Counties


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Psychotherapy is provided in individual, family, and group settings. Some issues addressed by HDC therapists include depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, life stress, family and marital issues, pain management, eating disorders, and anger management. Services are open to children, adolescents, and adults.

Available Locations: Cloquet, MNTwo Harbors, MNDuluth, MN

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Psychiatry services through HDC include evaluations, treatment, and medication management for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. HDC psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses are skilled in pharmacology for children and adults.

Services are offered in HDC offices and at contracted locations. Psychiatry also offers services via ITV to Cook County and other locations.

Available Locations: CarltonLake, and St. Louis County, MN, and Douglas County, WI

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

Rehabilitative services are available through ARMHS and help individuals acquire skills to live independently in the community. Services are provided to people who have a mental illness or difficulty in their ability to live independently and meet the medical necessity criteria for service. Participants must be a recipient of or eligible for Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (MA) or PMAP Health Plan programs.

Available Locations: Cloquet, MNTwo Harbors, MN, and Duluth, MN

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Behavioral Health Home (BHH) Services

BHH services are an innovative, integrated healthcare service delivery model that is recovery-oriented and person- and family-centered. BHH allows for better individual experiences and better outcomes than those achieved in traditional services. A BHH team is comprised of a registered nurse, systems navigators, and qualified health home specialists. An individual’s team will collaborate with healthcare providers to develop an individualized plan of care. Coordination with behavioral health, primary care, family practice, pediatric, and all healthcare providers is key to services in the BHH model.

Available Locations: Cloquet, MNTwo Harbors, MN, and Duluth, MN

Certified Peer Support

Individuals who have lived through mental health experiences can become Certified Peer Support Specialists. They are trained and certified by the State of Minnesota to provide person-centered services to others with mental health challenges or substance abuse issues. Peer Support Specialists hold a personal belief in recovery and a genuine interest in their peers’ recovery. Peers share their own recovery stories in ways that inspire and encourage others. They provide a model of recovery for others by personally demonstrating that recovery is possible.

How can a Peer Support Specialist help me?

A Peer can empower you in using strengths to create a self-determined path to recovery through identifying and overcoming barriers to participation in community resources, building relationships, and supporting community-based activities such as work, relationships, physical movement, and more.

Available Locations: Cloquet, MNTwo Harbors, MN, and Duluth, MN

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Our Outpatient Recovery Services uses evidence-based intervention techniques to provide the best practices and outcomes possible.

Learn more about our individualized and flexible treatment plans that accommodate the schedule of each person seeking recovery from addiction.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program

The ACT program provides the most intensive community services available. Services are provided to persons with serious mental illness (SMI) or with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) diagnoses referred by St. Louis County or Carlton County Social Services’ mental health units. 

Services are available 7 days a week, and include medication management, Psychiatry, case management, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, employment support, independent living skills training, and housing support. Services are based on the individual needs of the client and are provided primarily in the individual’s home.

Available Locations: Cloquet, MNTwo Harbors, MN, and Duluth, MN

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Employment Connection Program

Our Employment Connection program provides high-quality vocational rehabilitation services to consumers. These services are designed to enhance the quality of consumers’ lives through obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment. We believe “work is therapy” and that all persons have the capacity to be productive members of the community. Employment Connection is specially designed to help adults with mental illness (MI), serious mental illness (SMI), and serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).

Services are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Available Locations: Cloquet, MNTwo Harbors, MN, and Duluth, MN

First Episodes Psychosis (FEP)

FEP uses NAVIGATE, a team-based treatment focused on resiliency and recovery. When enrolled, you and your family meet with a mental health professional to answer questions and discuss a treatment plan based on your needs. HDC offers five FEP services: 

  1. Support in learning skills, coping with stress, and identifying strengths
  2. Education and care for you and your support team
  3. Help with staying in or returning to work and school
  4. Assistance with accessing community resources
  5. Counseling on medications to reduce symptoms and prevent relapses


Please contact HDC at (218) 302-8734 and ask for the First Episode Psychosis Program.

Available Locations: Duluth, MN 

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Community Support Program (CSP)

We provide outreach services through our Community Support Services. CSP is available for adults with the primary goal of assisting clients in recovery from mental illness. 

Interventions include supportive therapy, medication management, mental illness education, and assistance in learning necessary skills, finding and maintaining affordable housing, building independent living skills, benefits assistance, vocational support, symptom monitoring, outreach, crisis assistance, psycho-social rehabilitation, and general case management. 

Program services are primarily provided on an outreach basis with services typically occurring in the home or community.

Available Locations: Cloquet, MNTwo Harbors, MN, Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT is an evidence-based practice proven to reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services, improve patient survival, and sustain long-term recovery. MAT also decreases illicit opiate use and criminal activity among people with substance use disorders, increases people’s ability to gain and maintain employment, and improves birth outcomes for pregnant women with substance use disorders. MAT medications are available for opioid, alcohol, amphetamine, and tobacco use disorders.

Available Locations: Duluth, MN

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Homeless Program

We believe homelessness is not a choice and, given the opportunity for safe, affordable housing, everyone prefers a permanent place to live. HDC’s Homeless Program serves individuals in Duluth who are homeless, have a mental illness, and may have health problems and substance abuse issues. We provide community outreach to locate people experiencing homelessness and assist them in obtaining and keeping permanent housing. We also provide case management, employment assistance, transportation, benefits assistance, and crisis intervention.

Available Locations: Duluth,MN

Outreach Centers

HDC outreach centers offer persons with mental health disabilities the opportunity to be part of a social club where they can make friends and learn new skills. Outreach centers use a consumer empowerment model, integrating consumer-led activities, socialization, community outings, games, music, and support groups with a more traditional staff leadership. While these centers are not treatment programs, they work closely with staff from other HDC CSP services to assist consumers with vocational, housing, and psychotherapy needs.

Available Outreach Centers:

Harmony Center located in the Damiano Center, 206 W 4th St, Duluth, MN 55806, (218) 623- 5707 

Outreach Center 24 10th St, Cloquet, MN 55720, (218) 879-0303 

Waterfront Center 606 2nd Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218) 595-1067

Jill’s Place 1500 N. 34th St, Superior, WI 54880

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Outreach Center Apartments

Sometimes living with a mental illness makes maintaining independent living a difficult thing to do. Residents of the Outreach Center Apartments in Cloquet, MN, have an array of services available designed to help them succeed in their apartment and maximize their potential in the community. 

Services available include housing assistance, medication monitoring, employability support, outreach, crisis assistance, education and support, and assistance with daily living activities. People eligible for the apartments must meet certain criteria including meeting HUD’s definition of homelessness, being disabled, or having a mental illness, and meeting income eligibility.

For more information or to apply please contact the Program Director at 1.218.879.4559 or 1.888.877.0568

Available Locations: Cloquet, MN


T-ACT is a program designed for young adults, ages 18-25 years old, who have serious mental health issues and are homeless, at risk, or otherwise disenfranchised. An assertive outreach approach assists clients with life skills, social skills, housing, jobs, medication management, and other basic needs. The program is collaboratively staffed by St. Louis County Social Services, HDC, and Life House.

Available Locations: Duluth, MN

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