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

Information. Insight. Impact.

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.

New​ on the Blog

Amid Opioid Epidemic, Many Minnesota Women Face Other Addictions
While the opiate epidemic looms large in Minnesota, results from Wilder Research’s 
5-year study of women served by the Women’s Recovery Services grant show that some women across the state continue to face addictions to other drugs at much higher rates.   

What's New?

Introducing Wilder Research's new podcast, Talking Through the Numbers. In the pilot episode, host Paul Mattessich talks with Michelle Gerrard of Wilder Research and Senta Leff of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless about who is homeless in Minnesota, the causes of homelessness, and the one thing they would do to end it. Listen now.

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