PrairieCare Residential Services


“I’m so thankful that you were here for us… we finally have our kid back.”

PrairieCare Residential Services

PrairieCare Residential Services (formerly Paragon Residential Treatment for Youth) was established in early 2017 to help serve the needs and amplify the strengths of youth and families in Minnesota. Informed by psychodynamic theory and guided by DBT skills, this facility focuses on helping youth and families build lives that are sustainable, enriching, and meaningful. We are committed to providing high quality, compassionate residential care to children and adolescents with intensive psychiatric needs.

Length of Stay
Average length of stay is about three months.

Services are Provided by the following PrairieCare Medical Group Professionals:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists

Services are Provided by the following PrairieCare Professionals:

  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Residential Counselors
  • Chaplains

Treatment is provided through the following ways:

  • Individual therapy twice a week
  • Family therapy weekly
  • Family education sessions
  • Psychiatric visits weekly
  • Weekly health consults
  • Activity and Recreational activities
  • Daily skills groups
  • DBT group four times a week
  • Academic schooling provided by licensed teachers

Sample Schedule
7:00: Wake up
7:30: Breakfast
8:00: Mindfulness
8:30: School
11:00: Skills Group
12:00: Lunch
12:30: School
4:00: Mindfulness / Recreation group
5:00: Dinner
6:00: Leisure / Visiting
8:00: Diary Card time / Nighttime Routine
9:00: Bedtime

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Refer to Residential

To refer a client to PrairieCare Residential Services, please email the following information to

  • Diagnostic Assessment from the last six months
  • Last month of therapy notes
  • Last month of psychiatry notes
  • Letter from a mental health professional recommending residential placement
  • Name and contact information of child’s guardian(s)
  • Insurance information

You can also fax this information to: PCR Admissions at 763.383.5802.

PrairieCare Residential Services Outcomes, 2019