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 immigrate to or seek refuge or asylum in the U.S., and 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 Wilder Center for Social Healing is located at: 935 Lafond Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104.
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.
- 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, Vietnamese and Cambodian.
- Transportation may be provided free of charge for Ramsey County residents.
Want to learn more about the Center for Social Healing or join one of the Southeast Asian community groups?
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.