The Human Development Center (HDC) is a certified Rule 29 community mental health center and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic providing integrated behavioral health and addictions services to the residents of Carlton, Lake, Cook, and Southern St. Louis counties in Minnesota. Established in 1938 as a private, non-profit agency, we offer a comprehensive array of services provided by an integrated team across a variety of settings. HDC serves the region’s most at-risk, chronically stressed children, families, and adults with mental illness. Since its inception, HDC has expanded its services to better meet the needs of its communities and is now the largest community mental health center in Northern Minnesota.
Throughout its service areas, HDC offers over 25 different programs that include mobile mental health crisis services, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Therapy Services, Psychiatric Services, Community Support Programs, Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Services, Crisis Response Services, First Episode Psychosis, Adult Case Management, Employment Connection, Care Coordination, Drop-In Centers, Assertive Community Treatment programs, Homeless Program, Addiction Services, and Behavioral Health Home Services. Funding for these various programs includes third-party payors (public and private), grants (federal, state, private, and local municipalities), and private contracts with community partners.
Additionally, HDC works closely with other service providers, including St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, Duluth Police Department, Cloquet Police Department, CHUM, The Union Gospel Mission, Damiano Center, Salvation Army, Center City Housing, Life House, AICHO, Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Northwood Children’s Services, local hospitals, and emergency departments, and Northeast Regional Correction Center to ensure that the communities HDC serve to receive all needed resources in the best means possible.
Mental Health Mission
HDC’s mission is to foster hope, resilience, and recovery by providing integrated, culturally respectful mental health and addiction services. HDC routinely and successfully partners and collaborates with local, state, and federal entities as well as with numerous nonprofit organizations to provide comprehensive services. HDC’s Visions is to be a leading provider of comprehensive mental health and addiction services that empower people with the knowledge and the resilience to lead successful, fulfilling lives by being accessible, collaborative, innovative, integrated, culturally responsive, staff development focused, and sustainable. HDC’s Core Values are inclusivity, respect, integrity, person-centered, excellence, collaboration, and compassion. HDC envisions three main goals for its future: Provide comprehensive, integrated behavioral health services in collaboration with community partners; Support and sustain diverse professional staff members who are prepared to deliver exceptional integrated behavioral health services; Develop sustainable financial and physical resources to fully support comprehensive, integrated behavioral health services and qualified professional staff
Stepping On Up
HDC supports the Stepping On Up proposal as an innovative idea designed to change the progression of homelessness in our community. This three-phase plan addresses the needs of those experiencing homelessness by meeting people where they are at in a dignified and sustainable way. This program is designed to be a fluid system that utilizes existing community resources more efficiently and benefits the people we are serving in a way that builds strength in individuals and strength in the community.
Human Development Center 1401 East 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55805 218-728-4491 www.humandevelopmentcenter.org.