Guild’s Community Support Program Member Center, or CSP, is a place where people in Dakota County living with a mental illness can attend classes, get help with socialization and living topics, and build community. Members can come for activities or drop in during open hours to hang out.
For those who’ve never visited, let us take you on a photo tour!
“I love getting to see new faces and learning new names and getting to know each one of them.” – Erica, receptionist
In pre-COVID days, the CSP would host a weekly “Lunch with Friends” event where members would gather to make and eat lunch together.
The CSP frequently gets food donations from the community and partners with case managers from other programs to get the food to clients who need it.
Creative endeavors can be great for your mental health, and a great way to express yourself! That’s why the CSP hosts arts and crafts classes and activities for its members.
In past, pre-COVID years, we’ve even hosted a CSP Art Show to showcase the amazing skills of our clients and staff!
“I think that the CSP is important because the members feel at home here and they also feel safe here. They get to do so many fun activities and get to interact with other members.” – Erica, Receptionist
“The CSP is a fun place where people can be themselves.” – Diane, Social Rehabilitation Specialist
“The CSP is important because it allows people to make connections. If Dakota County didn’t have a CSP, we wouldn’t have a place for these folks to connect.” – Diane, Social Rehabilitation Specialist
Diane and Megan work well as a team because they balance each other out. Megan feels she is best at leading group settings, while Diane shines in one-on-one client interactions.
Visit the CSP
Any Dakota County resident living with a mental illness can visit the CSP. You must schedule your first visit by calling (651) 457-2248.
What’s currently going on at the CSP? Check out our CSP page and click the CSP Calendar link to view our monthly calendar of activities and groups!