PLEASE NOTE: Anchor House has moved. It is no longer at 1319 Girard Avenue North in Minneapolis and is located at 1597 Hewitt Avenue in St. Paul.
Our Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) program integrates mental health, medical, and substance use care in a 24-hour, supervised setting. A step below hospitalization in our community-based system of care, these services help adults who need a high level of treatment and assistance in a structured environment. Individuals 18 years of age or older with a diagnosis of a mental illness who meet eligibility as designated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The team includes mental health professionals, mental health practitioners, nurses, and certified peer specialists, with some program locations having access to alcohol and drug counselors and occupational therapists.
Services are designed to help enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and independent living skills for individuals who often have co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnoses.
- 24-hour on-site staff and assistance in a residential setting
- Assessment of immediate needs to create stability
- Individualized treatment planning
- Individual and group rehabilitative skill-building
- Living skills encouraging health and wellness activities that may include pet therapy, exercise, and nutritional services
- Medication management and education
- Artability Groups – with access to People Incorporated’s Artability program
- Integrated care within People Incorporated and referrals to other behavioral health providers
Three locations, Diane Ahrens Residence in St. Paul, Nancy Page Residence in Minneapolis, and Steiner Kelting Mental Wellness in Chaska, offer a hybrid crisis and IRTS treatment model that meets the community’s needs by providing short-term crisis stabilization services in the same setting. A fourth location will be opening in the fall of 2023 in South Minneapolis (see more information below under Video Tours). When appropriate, the individual can move directly into IRTS, removing the barriers and waiting for the next steps to be taken on a path toward recovery. Our treatment philosophy is to meet clients where they are in a person-centered approach.
8-bed residence for individuals identifying as male at 700 8th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55106
13-bed residence (two houses connected by breezeway) for individuals identifying as female at 1593 Hewitt and 1597 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Please note: Anchor House is no longer at 1319 Girard Avenue North in Minneapolis.
16-bed residence for individuals identifying as male located at 2120 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
16-bed residence for all genders at 1100 Hancock Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
8-bed residence for all genders located at 2708 119th Avenue NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
12-bed residence for all genders with views of Lake Bavaria at 1920 Shady Oak Drive, Chaska, MN 55318. This program offers a hybrid crisis and IRTS treatment model that meets the community’s needs by providing short-term crisis stabilization services in the same setting.
16-bed residence for all genders located at 1784 Lacrosse Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55119. This program offers a hybrid crisis and IRTS treatment model that meets the community’s needs by providing short-term crisis stabilization services in the same setting.
16-bed residence for all genders in a converted Victorian mansion near Loring Park at 245 Clifton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403. This program offers a hybrid crisis and IRTS treatment model that meets the community’s needs by providing short-term crisis stabilization services in the same setting.
Opening soon – Chicago Avenue
People Incorporated is excited to announce a plan to open a hybrid crisis and intensive residential treatment services (IRTS) program in South Minneapolis at 3633 Chicago Avenue in the fall of 2023. This program is open to all genders and offers 13 single-occupancy rooms, each with a private bathroom.