Change Your Thinking! Change Your Life!

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We provide corrections, detention, secure, and non-secure alternative programs for boys and girls ages 10-21.  Our facility and staff's mission is to teach and enable responsible thinking by using the Truthought Corrective Thinking™ model and by doing whatever it takes to implement these strategies with every resident in our facility. Prairie Lakes staff have been committed to helping young people learn a better way to live since 1991.​

Secure Detention                          

Julie Bush - 320-231-1729

Secure Corrections                      

Brad Bengtson - 320-231-1729

Non-Secure Alternatives            

Jared O’Neill - 320-235-0975

Girls Group Home                         

Amy Krupke - 320-235-6637

Boys Group Home                          

Brianna Sittig - 320-235-6895

Covid-19 Response

At Prairie Lakes Youth Programs, the health and safety of our residents, staff, and community are top priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and would like to inform you of the steps that we are taking as an agency at this time.


More specifically, we are closely following and implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommendations and guidelines. As plans develop on the city, state, and federal level, we are prepared to adapt to the changing recommendations and guidelines.

 

PLYP continues to operate fully with the following accommodations to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

  • Temperature checks on residents twice a day

  • Temperature checks when staff arrive to work

  • Telecommunication for visitation

  • Continued Chemical dependency, therapy and psychiatry services through Telecommunication

  • Sourcing and securing personal protective equipment for staff and residents in the event an outbreak occurs

  • Increased cleaning of areas of each facility

  • Increased training and availability of hand washings, personal hygiene and social distancing.

1808 Civic Center Drive NE | Willmar, MN 56201 | Phone: 320-231-1729