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Community Impact

Lasting, positive change with and for the Saint Paul community

Wilder is committed to creating lasting, positive change with and for the Saint Paul community. We know we can’t do this work alone, so we unite with partners to eliminate barriers, transform systems and strengthen communities from within. We seek ways to multiply our impact and share our insights so others can benefit from our work.


No matter what our partnerships look like, our goal is always the same: to create lasting, positive change rooted in people, sustained by relationships, and ultimately uniting families and communities. Learn more about our featured collaborative efforts:

Wilder by the Numbers

Wilder provided direct services to more than 9,000 individuals last year.

Wilder Research produced 250 reports in 2017.

In 2017, staff reported devoting 3,500 hours to community groups, boards and committees.

More than 1,700 volunteers help bring our mission to life each year.


Wilder is one of six Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in the state of Minnesota.

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Courageous Stories

Christopher Melendez is a Neighborhood Leadership Program graduate and co-founder of a youth group.

Neighborhood Leadership Program Graduate Helps Start Youth Group

A Neighborhood Leadership Program graduate brings youth to the table by starting a mentor group in East St. Paul, MN.More about this story »