Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Amberwing?
A: Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being is a unique and innovative wellness center that provides state-of-the-art mental health and substance abuse services through Essentia Health for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Set in a restful wooded area, the center provides a friendly and welcoming environment for growth and healing and advances the mental health care standard in our region.
Q: Who owns and operates Amberwing?
A: The Miller-Dwan Foundation developed and owns the Amberwing facility, and is committed to continued philanthropic support of the center and its programs. Essentia Health Duluth manages the facility and provides the mental health and substance abuse services within. See history
Q: Where are you located and how do I contact you with questions?
A: The center is located at 615 Pecan Avenue in Duluth, Minnesota. Please call 218.355.2100. You can also schedule a tour, meet the care team, or visit the Amberwing Family Resource Center at any time from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday – Friday.
Q: Who can get help at Amberwing?
A: Children and young adults, ages birth to 25, and their families. Amberwing programs include Partial Hospitalization Programs for grades 1st through 12th; Intensive Evening support group therapy for ages 18 to 25; and substance use disorder treatment for youth ages 12 to 18.
Q: Who can get help at the Amberwing Family Resource Center
A: Anyone of any age can get free information from our expert staff from 8 am to 4 pm Monday – Friday at 615 Pecan Avenue.
Q: How do I know this is right for my family—are there other options?
A: Please contact us. We are here to answer your questions about Amberwing services, and the Amberwing Family Resource Resources can provide you with information and recommendations for all options in the area for treating a mental health or alcohol/drug problem.
Q: How do I know if my child has a mental health or substance use problem?
A: You can start by learning more and paying attention for the signs of a potential problem, then seeking a diagnostic evaluation by a trained professional. With the right evaluation, counseling support and monitoring, people get better. Please contact us to take the next step.
Q: Who can refer a child, adolescent or young adult?
A: If you’re a concerned parent, teacher, caregiver or other professional, you can refer a child here. Please contact us and we will respond to your request as quickly as possible. In a mental health emergency, please call 911 or the 24-hour crisis line: 218.623.1800.
Q: How I can support Amberwing?
A: If you would like to help support the innovative care at Amberwing, contact the Miller-Dwan Foundation at 218-786-5829, email them at giving*AT*mdfoundation.org or go to www.mdfoundation.org and click donate now.