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Children's Services

“We really appreciate that all services are available on site. My
daughter doesn’t need to miss any part of her education while still
receiving therapy.”

– Northwood parent


135 Years of Caring for Children

Changing the world, one child at a time.


Located in Duluth, Minnesota, Northwood Children’s Services provides holistic and professional care, education, and treatment for children with severe emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Established 135 years ago, we are the oldest and largest organization of our kind in Minnesota. Northwood is a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt agency committed to building positive change in children’s lives.


Our tradition of compassionate service has made Northwood the program of choice for the care and
treatment of children with significant mental health challenges.

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November 21 2018

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Latest News

NAMI Provider of the Year Award

(November 16, 2017) Northwood Children’s Services recently was honored to receive the “Provider of the Yea

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Many children and youth who come into our care have not had the opportunity to establish healthy relationships

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Kids in the News

Emotional Wellness Through Photography

It has been proven that creativity and art therapy are valuable tools for emotional wellness. Northwood’s cr

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