Center for Social Healing and Wellness


The Center for Social Healing and Wellness is an intentional, therapeutic community designed to respond to the many barriers and unmet cultural and service needs of Southeast Asian communities. Grounded in effective, innovative and recovery-oriented approaches, the Center focuses on alternative ways of healing, learning and community building, as well as blending in other effective practices.
Emphasis is placed on active client member participation, meaningful activity and culturally appropriate practices, so that each participant feels needed, wanted and expected. Wilder began offering social adjustment services for the Southeast Asian community in 1984.


  • Social activities and Southeast Asian cultural celebrations: cultural games, preparing and sharing meals, community outings, exploring social relationships, festivities on key holidays for each cultural group
  • Healing practices: QiGong, relaxation, meditation, Tai Chi, exercise, gardening
  • Educational events: health related topics, natural world, skill-building topics
  • Support groups: various personal/relationship topics, support, discussion, and sharing
  • Assistance adjusting to a new culture
  • Support for accessing health services, understanding and navigating financial and health resources

How to Access

The Center for Social Healing and Wellness is open to Cambodian, Hmong, Karen and Vietnamese adults and their families living in Saint Paul and the east metro area. Referrals are accepted from individuals, families, or other providers. Services and activities are offered throughout the community; many activities occur at 935 Lafond Ave., Saint Paul.


Clinic intake, 651-280-2310

 Quick Links


 Make a Referral


For referral sources: download one of the forms below to make a referral to Wilder Foundation Southeast Asian Services.

Adult Referral Form (pdf)

​Children's Referral Form (pdf)


 Annual Report

Volunteers at the Center for Social Healing are featured in the 2016 annual report. Read more.