Relate Counseling Center

A nonprofit organization

$8,181 raised by 30 donors

82% complete

$10,000 Goal

For more than 50 years, Relate has been a leading provider of mental health services for individuals of all ages, couples, and families in the Western suburbs of Minneapolis.  Our mission is:  Caring professionals committed to helping change lives and build community.  Relate works to be at the forefront of identifying community needs and providing the best possible care at the lowest cost.

Relate serves people in more than 80 nearby ZIP codes with most clients being from Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Mound, Orono, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, and Wayzata. Relate is particularly committed to growing school-linked mental health programs in these communities. The American Psychiatric Foundation states that 90% of people who develop a mental disorder show warning signs during adolescence or before which makes early intervention critical. Our 80+ person clinical staff works with 50 area schools, meeting students in one-on-one sessions and in groups for more than 800 cumulative hours a week. Additionally, work with youth in chemical diversion programs indicates a need for more intensive involvement on our part and we are exploring co-location service partnerships within the juvenile justice system.

Relate provides mental health and therapy services at no cost to the recipient for participants at four local food shelves including ICA, IOCP, PROP, and WeCAN where clinicians help people process, manage, and cope with various and intense life stressors, such as hunger and poverty. This work is important and crucial to the direct participants, their families, and community at large. 

By 2030, one in five Minnesotans will be 65 years of age or older. It is well documented that counseling reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression for seniors, and research shows that it also protects against cognitive decline. Relate is pursuing collaborations with local senior communities to more effectively serve this group hard-hit by life changes, health problems, and risk factors.

Client Impact by the Numbers. Of the more than 12,000 community members who benefit from our care,

  • More than 9,400 people benefit from free or reduced fees due to their inability to pay in full.
  • More than 3,000 people (including students, family, and teachers) in eight districts will find positive outcomes to their mental health problems through our school-linked mental programs.
  • More than 3,500 people benefit from Relate’s office-based mental and chemical health services.
  • More than 1,500 community members receive support at local food shelves and/or are educated and taught prevention about mental and chemical health.

Relate’s community mental health model and overall impact is critical in these times of increasing distance and difficulty, and we hope you agree that coming together to knit a West Metro social safety net of mental wellness is essential.  A gift to Relate is a gift to your neighbors and community. Please consider the option that works best for you and make a donation today.

     $25: Supports one of our mindfulness groups for children.

     $40: Funds one hour of our free 24/7 crisis hotline for clients

     $90: Provides one hour of state-licensed, clinical gifted services for uninsured or under-insured children, teens, individuals, and families.

     $500: Five mental health sessions for area food shelf clients.

     $1,000:  A full day of mental health services at a local elementary, middle, or high school served by Relate, or 10 teletherapy sessions.

Organization Data


Organization name

Relate Counseling Center

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Health Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


5125 County Road 101 Ste 300
Minnetonka, MN 55345



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