Canvas Health dedicates efforts to help homeless youth in Washington County. Canvas takes about 250 calls per year, most from homeless youth but also from parents and community members concerned about a young person. Homeless youth in the suburbs common to Washington County face even more challenges and less resources than those in the urban areas of the Twin Cities--the resources have to be sought out and youth have to be linked to them. The success of Canvas' goals are largely attributed to the heart and passion of the staff. Canvas also supports the kid's high education aspirations.
Canvas Health is dedicated to offering hope and help to children, adolescents, adults, the elderly and families who struggle with aging, transportation, chemical and mental health, and domestic and sexual abuse. Initially established as a community mental health center in 1969, Canvas Health has grown to become one of the most distinctive private nonprofit human service centers in Minnesota.
We are community-driven and believe that the vitality and stability of our communities rests on the strength of the individuals and families within them. When those with life impairments are helped to live more freely, we are all lifted up. When we help families and individuals recover from mental illness, chemical dependency, physical and sexual abuse, the world becomes a better place for us all. When we help seniors to live independently and troubled children to remain at home and in school, we help restore the fabric of family and community life.