Riverwind Crisis Residence

Contact Information

Riverwind Residence
People Incorporated
2708 119th Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

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Phone: 763-862-7944
Fax: 763-767-1077

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Riverwind is an eight bed residential crisis program serving adults. Riverwind provides short -term mental health residential crisis services in Anoka County. We are a community-based service, where staff and recipients work together to avoid repeating crisis situations and hospitalization.

Who we serve

We serve adults of any age who are experiencing symptoms due to a mental health crisis. Individuals may also be experiencing co-occurring substance use and/or behavioral concerns. We are able to serve individuals who may be at a moderate risk of harm to self or others, but are not able to serve individuals who are assessed as a high risk of harm to self or others.

The goals we set

At Riverwind, our goal is to help individuals manage their immediate mental health needs and formulate plans to prepare to meet future needs. We measure success by the long-term effectiveness of helping those with mental illness learn new coping skills, recognize symptoms earlier, and avoid future needs for immediate interventions.

Services we provide

Riverwind provides services for adults needing crisis residential treatment. Length of services can range from 1-10 days with an average length of 3-5 days. Riverwind provides supportive counseling and group counseling (IMR, IDDT) centered around developing a crisis response action plan.

About our location

Riverwind’s is located in a welcoming six-bedroom home located in a residential neighborhood in Coon Rapids. Shopping and restaurants are located nearby, as are Mercy Hospital and two community mental health centers.

About the process

Riverwind accepts referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After some initial inquiries, trained practitioners will guide individuals or callers through the referral process, and help identify needs.

About our fees

Services are billed to medical assistance or to a Managed Care Organization if the Health Plan covers residential crisis services. For individuals who do not have MA or if their Health Plan does not cover residential crisis services, the cost of treatment may be covered by a contract with Anoka County.

About our staff

The staff at Riverwind includes experienced Mental Health Practitioners and Professionals with Masters level training in psychology and social services. A clinically licensed Mental Health Professional, as well as a Mental Health Practitioner, are involved during the assessment and initial treatment plan development with each referral. Our staff receive individual on-going training in issues such as community resources, mental health issues, , family needs, psychosocial rehabilitation, crisis assistance and emergency procedures. Staff has backgrounds in social work, counseling, nursing, and drug and alcohol treatment.


Riverwind maintains a Rule 36 license from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


Member of the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP) as well as members of the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA).