Partnering to create a healthier community
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, originally known as Pilot City Health Center is a comprehensive health and human services agency located in the heart of North Minneapolis. NorthPoint is the only remaining Neighborhood Service Program of the original 14 established in 1968 with funding through President Johnson's “war on poverty” efforts to provide coordinated access to health and human services programs.
Today, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc. (NorthPoint, Inc.) remains an independent non-profit community services organization providing a broad array of social and human services designed to meet basic needs, promote health, and move individuals towards self-sufficiency. NorthPoint Inc. is co-located on the same campus as NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center (NorthPoint Clinic), a full service Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), providing medical, dental and behavioral health care.
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.’s Human Services programs fall into five overlapping areas:
- Community Outreach & Engagement
- Emergency Hunger Relief
- Family Stability Programming including Employment support
- Mental Health and Chemical Dependency support
- Environment and Systems Change work
Key programs include a community food Shelf and a mobile food program; education and employment assistance, client advocacy; health education and outreach; family strengthening and support services; Rule 31 mental health and chemical dependency program along with several family empowerment programs designed to build stability and move individuals and families towards self-sufficiency.
At NorthPoint, our belief is "health happens in healthy community" and all activities are dedicated to continually improving not only the health and well-being of the individual but the "health" of the entire community.
NorthPoint's integrated model of service delivery provides a holistic approach to directly confront issues of health, social and economic disparities. NorthPoint achieves this by providing healthcare and social services at one central site using the “one door – many services” model of service delivery. Regardless of what service an individual initially comes in to receive, they will have access to the full range of health and wellness supports they need in order to help build a brighter future for them and their family.
The goal of this integrated model of service delivery is to optimize the development of human, social and economic capital throughout the community, and provide a holistic approach to effectively address the health, social and economic inequities present in the community.If you share NorthPoint's vision and passion for making North Minneapolis a healthy and vibrant community, please make a donation today - and help us reach our goal of $5,000 for this year's Give to the Max Day event.