MOORHEAD – Clay County residents can access mental health screenings, referrals to services, and other supports through a free, weekly walk-in mental health clinic at The Village Family Service Center in Moorhead.
From 9 am to 5 pm Wednesdays, Sept. 16 through Dec. 9, a Licensed Professional Counselor from The Village will be on hand to meet with Clay County individuals whose mental health has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The assessments will be available in person at The Village, 815 37th Ave. S., or online via Zoom.
“COVID-19 has taken a great toll on mental health in the community, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to increase access to services by offering a walk-in mental health clinic to all residents of Clay County at no charge,” said Joni Medenwald, The Village’s Minnesota Division Director. “The walk-in clinic is available to assist any resident who may be concerned about their own mental health or that of a loved one to receive a free screening and referral options should they be needed.”
Examples of residents who may benefit from the walk-in mental health clinic include adults who are struggling with depression or anxiety because of the pandemic, those who have been furloughed or laid off, parents whose children are struggling to adjust to new school routines, childcare workers, and foster parents. To maintain social distancing guidelines, walk-in visits will be limited to one adult or one child plus one adult.
The walk-in assessments, resources, and related in-home family therapy services are possible thanks to Clay County CARES funding. For more information, call The Village in Moorhead at 701-451-4811.
The Village Family Service Center strengthens kids and families across Minnesota and North Dakota through behavioral health services, including mental health counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, financial counseling, an employee assistance program, and more.