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Outside of Wilder Center for Social Healing building

Wilder Center for Social Healing

A welcoming, therapeutic place in Saint Paul for Southeast Asian communities

Located in the Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Wilder Center for Social Healing offers a place for Southeast Asian adults to gather for support, fellowship, shared meals and healing—all of which are important for people who are trying to adjust to a new way of living. Each person who comes to the Center is welcomed as family and valued as an integral part of our community. The Center for Social Healing's space is in a bright, open and clean facility with a commercial kitchen, meeting/gathering spaces, gardens and a picnic area.

The Center combines Western mental health services and treatments with traditional healing practices to address the needs of Hmong, Vietnamese, Karen and Cambodian adult residents in Saint Paul.

Wilder Center for Social Healing in Saint Paul's Frogtown neighborhood is a space for Southeast Asian communities to gather and heal together.
  • 150 active members participate weekly from Hmong, Karen(ni), Vietnamese and Cambodian communities
  • Have access to support groups, alternative healing practices, educational events, building life skills and support with day-to-day needs.
  • Participate in cultural celebrations, shared meals, mental health support, community outings and life skills support.
  • Facilitated by trained mental health and wellness staff who are also Hmong, Karen(ni), Vietnamese and Cambodian. 
  • Meals and transportation are provided free of charge.

For more information about the Center for Social Healing or to join one of the Southeast Asian community groups, please contact us at socialhealing@wilder.org or call 651-280-2310.

Note: Our facility has been closed during the pandemic. As we slowly move to in-person, you can expect a clean and sanitized space along with COVID-safe measures to protect participants, staff and our community.

Eight pictures of textiles at Wilder Center for Social Healing
The volunteer project at Wilder Center for Social Healing included this artwork.
Transformed gathering space at Wilder Center for Social Healing
Volunteers transformed the gathering space at Wilder Center for Social Healing.
Members pose at a table near a donated shed outside the Wilder Center for Social Healing.
Members of the Center for Social Healing around table near a donated shed outside the Wilder Center for Social Healing.
Three women pose by new fence weaving outside Wilder Center for Social Healing
Members of the Center for Social Healing pose by a new fence weaving on the grounds.
The Center for Social Healing and Wellness is located in the Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota and offers a place for Southeast Asian adults to gather for support, fellowship, shared meals and healing
The Center for Social Healing has a bright, open space with a commercial kitchen and gathering spaces.
Center for Social Healing project with three Target volunteers

Volunteer Team Transforms the Center for Social Healing for Southeast Asian Members

Wilder’s Center for Social Healing offers a warm, welcoming environment created through years of shared meals and smiles. Thanks to more than 100 volunteers who work at Target, the transformed therapeutic community center for members of ...More about this story »

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