Mental Health Research
About 60,000 adults in the east metro have a serious mental health illness.
Homelessness in Minnesota
Results from the 2015 study are now available. Learn more.
Students Affected by Incarceration
Learn about the mental health of Minnesota youth who have experienced parental incarceration.
Early Learning
More than one-third of Minnesota’s children age 5 and under – 156,000 children -- live in low-income households.

Wilder Research

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2015 homeless study results available at the Homelessness in Minnesota website:
Wilder Research gathers and interprets facts and trends to help families and communities thrive, get at the core of community concerns, and uncover issues that are overlooked or poorly understood.
Our Services: We work with organizations of all sizes at the local, state, and national level to help them bring about needed change, increase their effectiveness, and demonstrate the value of what they do.

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6 Things to Know About Veterans' Behavioral Health Needs in Minnesota
How well are Minnesota Veterans' mental and behavioral health needs being met? According to results from a survey of nearly 1,000 Veterans, 77% reported feeling they have the support they need. But there are some important gaps. Nora Johnson shares 6 takeaways from the study and highlights things you can do to provide Veterans with better support.

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Afterschool Intensive Strings Program
Annual evaluation of a MacPhail Center for Music program serving low-income youth.
SMART Nations
Five-year summary of program evaluation results for an after-school program serving American Indian students at Anishinabe Academy in Minneapolis.

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