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Latest updates and mission achievements


Wilder Research Postpones Minnesota Homeless Study Until 2022

June 8, 2021
Wilder Research has decided to postpone its 2021 triennial study of homelessness by one year. The study will now take place in October 2022.  We made this decision in consultation with multiple… Read more »

Community Vaccine Days at Wilder: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

June 7, 2021
Wilder has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health to host four mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics at several of our service locations in June.

Wilder staff Austine Vaughn-Bergling and Samreen Saadi receive MayKao Hang Courageous Leader Award

June 1, 2021
Congratulations to Austine Vaughn-Bergling and Samreen Saadi, recipients of the first MayKao Hang Courageous Leader Award! This award recognizes and celebrates Wilder staff who demonstrate… Read more »

MinnPost: Minnesota needs a more diverse and effective mental health workforce

May 19, 2021
Pahoua Yang, vice president of Wilder Community Mental Health and Wellness, and Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota, authored "Minnesota needs a… Read more »

Governor Walz visits Child Development Center to highlight the importance of child care assistance for Minnesota families

May 11, 2021
The Wilder Child Development Center provides high-quality early childhood education for children ages 16 months to five years, with a focus on social-emotional learning, kindergarten readiness, and… Read more »

In Response to the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

April 21, 2021
Yesterday the trial of Derek Chauvin came to a close as a Hennepin County jury found him guilty of all counts in the murder of George Floyd. In the coming weeks Chauvin will receive his sentence,… Read more »

Wilder Meals on Wheels volunteers honored with the 2021 Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award

April 16, 2021
Normally, Wilder honors one or two volunteers each year with the Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding volunteers who exemplify the spirit of Sandy… Read more »

In Response to the Killing of Daunte Wright

April 12, 2021 by Armando Camacho
Dear Friends of Wilder, Our community is facing another outrage and tragedy. Wilder joins you and our community in grieving the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man, father, son,… Read more »