Anchor House

Contact Information

Anchor House
People Incorporated
1319 Girard Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Phone: 612-529-2040
Fax: 612-529-3849

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Anchor House offers Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) in a 13-bed facility for women. Our services utilize evidenced based practices and include a wide variety of interventions, including harm reduction strategies. Each resident sets her own goals and works towards an individual vision of recovery.

Who we serve

We serve adult women (18+) with mental illness who meet the criteria for IRTS services. Many residents have co-occurring chemical use problems and/or medical problems. We admit women who need treatment to recover from the acute symptoms of mental illness. Stays at the program are limited to 90 days. We do not have the capacity to serve women with serious medical needs or who present a high risk for safety.

The goals we set

Our goals are: to help residents create a plan that moves them in the direction of their hopes and dreams and to assist residents in finding and using the needed community supports that will help them continue to move forward after they leave Anchor House. We create a community of women who support each other in learning how to better manage their mental illness and reduce the harmful effects from any drug or alcohol use.

Services we provide

Anchor House’s treatment services include Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Skills groups, chemical health (IDDT) services, Seeking Safety (a trauma-based curriculum), Wellness Recovery and Action Plan (WRAP), and individual supportive counseling. We work as partners with the women and provide treatment that is individualized and person centered.

About our location

Anchor House is a newly built (in 2005) duplex located on the Integrated Service Network Campus in North Minneapolis. The campus also includes the Northside Community Support Program. We are located in North Minneapolis, near a bus line and with easy access to a variety of services.

About the process

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day by calling 612-287-2361 and leaving referral information or by faxing information to the fax number listed. Individuals will be screened and assessed to determine if placement is appropriate.

About our fees

Treatment costs are billed to medical assistance or to a Managed Care Organization if the Health Plan covers IRTS services. For individuals who do not have MA or if their Health Plan does not cover IRTS services, the cost of treatment may be covered by a contract with Hennepin County. Room and Board is paid by resident income including, but not limited to, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Income or private pay, and supplemented by Group Residential Housing (GRH) funds.

About our staff

Our staff meet licensing requirements for IRTS staff and receive individual on-going training in issues such as community resources, mental health issues, family needs, psychosocial rehabilitation, crisis assistance and emergency procedures. Staff have backgrounds in social work, counseling, peer specialists, nursing, and drug and alcohol treatment.

Hours of operation

Anchor House provides services 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


We maintain a Rule 36 license from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and are licensed as a board and lodge through the City of Minneapolis.