Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has a long history of serving the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota and the greater east metropolitan area.  As a community-based nonprofit social service provider, our work for early childhood education, mental health, housing support, aging and caregiving, is home, school and community based.  The following is a list of current service locations:

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Wilder Center/Community Services Center
451 Lexington Pkwy. N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Child Development Center

911 Lafond Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

Wilder Day Treatment

929 Lafond Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

Center for Social Healing

935 Lafond Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

O'Shaughnessy Building

941 Lafond Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

Hamline Assisted Living

777 Hamline Ave. N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Wilder Community Center for Aging

650 Marshall Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

Kofi Services

560 Concordia Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55103

Ravoux Assisted Living

280 Ravoux St., Saint Paul, MN 55103

Minnesota Place

46 E 4th St., Saint Paul, MN 55101

John A. Johnson Elementary A+

740 York Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55106

Jackson Street Village

1497 Jackson St., Saint Paul, MN 55117

Wilder Forest

14189 Ostlund Trail N, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047-4417
Wilder Forest encompasses 900 acres including hardwood forests, 12 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails, picturesque lakes, and a wildlife sanctuary accessible by trail. Wilder Forest offers an oasis of trees, lakes, meadows and farmland near Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, less than an hour away from most Twin Cities locations.
The conference center provides a comfortable, supportive place for youth and adults to learn about the environment, build community, develop leadership and team-building skills, or simply take time to reflect in a soothing natural setting. The central village area includes four lodges that can accommodate up to 102 people, a meeting house for groups of 40-60, a kitchen and dining hall, smaller meeting rooms and a library. All facilities are designed to blend naturally into the environment while offering comfort, accessibility and energy efficiency.
The Wilder Foundation ended its programming at Wilder Forest in 2003, however, Concordia Language Villages (CLV) has leased the village area which encompasses the meeting and overnight facilities, beaches and grounds to operate its Spanish camp – El Lago del Bosque. CLV is an internationally recognized and respected world-language and cultural education program that has been in operation since 1961. For more information on CLV please call 800-222-4750 or visit their website at
Currently, the Minnesota Food Association (MFA) is leasing the Wilder Forest farm. For more information about MFA and their agricultural programs, please call 651-433-3676 or visit their website at​​


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