Wilder Foundation Southeast Asian Services (SAS)

Southeast Asian Services (SAS)
Adult Mental Health
451 Lexington Parkway North
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel: 651-280-2111
Fax: 651-280-0367


Both Western and traditional health methods used to help Southeast Asians, including Hmong and Cambodian with mental health issues, and the challenges of adjusting to life in St. Paul.

Be sure to contact them first to see if they are able to take a new referral because at times the limited number of staff people limits their ability to accept new referrals.

Services are as follows:

1. Services for youth and children: Mental health services, in-home and in-clinic, for children and youth. Children’s mental health case management services for those children diagnosed as having Severe Emotional Disturbance . In home individual and family counseling and mental health skills training to adolescents referred from STP and Roseville schools

2. Services for adults: Traditional outpatient mental health diagnostic assessments, short-term therapy and intervention and information and referral.

3. Special intensive services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. To qualify in general the individual must be older than 18 years, have a history of psychiatric hospitalization or a diagnosis from a mental health professional that indicates a serious mental illness and possible risk of psychiatric hospitalization and difficulty functioning in day-to-day life (such as can’t work, can’t care for self, can’t maintain housing due to the mental illness). These special services include targeted case management help with medical, housing and other services to meet complex needs;  as well as help to address employment issues, depression, grief and loss, psychological trauma and adjustment difficulties. Services include instruction, assistance or support with medication education, and symptom management. SAS uses both Western and traditional health methods to help Southeast Asians work through mental health issues.

Patients must be eligible for Medical Assistance.

4. Domestic abuse services including a Hmong Men’s group for those referred by Ramsey County Community Corrections and  individual therapy for women in abusive relationships.

5. Parenting Classes and functional family therapy through the child guidance clinic for aggressive, disruptive or  defiant youth.

6. Social Healing Center for Karen people. Every Monday, the Center will be open for sewing and needlework, massage and acupuncture and other healing modalities. They are targeting Karen refugees two years and under who are in need of support for social adjustment. Transportation is available. A referral form must be used.

Karen – limited services

Insurance preferred, but sliding fee scale available. A referring provider may contact one of the program supervisors to discuss a special referral if access is difficult or eligibility is questionable.

MABao Yang is intake coordinator for Southeast Asian Services. Contact 651-280-2310 highlighting for intake appointment, intake info may be faxed by provider.

Serves only those living in Ramsey County

Helpful Contact People:

Paul Sinclair   651-280-2112 (phone),  paul.sinclair@wilder.org – Adult programming

Pahoua Yang PhDF – Child programs

The new large building may feel intimidating to some and procedures to access services may appear bureaucratic.


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