Linda Brathen joined the Advisory Board in February 2016. Her life work has been coordinating caregiver support groups and volunteer visitation. She is a wonderful grandmother and has lived in Norway for several years.
Mark attended the U of MN for his MSW and is licensed as an LICSW. He worked 31 years at Hennepin County as a Social Worker. Jobs included working in an in-home parent education (the Parent Support Project); Adult Protection Services; Mental Health Case Management; and the mobile mental health crisis team (COPE). Since retirement he's obtained employment monitoring the Ramsey County yard waste sites to make sure folks don't drop off leaves in the brush pile. “Whew, the pace never quits.”
What Our Clients Are Saying
"My worker has been extremely helpful in assisting me to use the skills I have and to build new ones. She has been very respectful, supportive and fun. Without the services of BeechWood, Inc., I would not be able to live independently to pursue my dreams."
Have an emergency? Contact Hennepin County Mobile Crisis Team at 612-596-1223 (COPE)