Spring 2022 Healing & Helping Magazine | CFS News

Christian Family Solutions offers treatment program to help those with gambling addiction

Minnesota grant program removes financial barrier


MANKATO, MN— Christian Family Solutions (CFS) has received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to provide treatment services to Minnesota residents struggling with gambling addiction. CFS will offer assessments and treatment services in the form of counseling and related support.


“Our partnership with Minnesota DHS removes one of the biggest barriers to treatment,” says Deanna Staples, MS, LADC, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and certified gambling treatment provider. “This grant will cover treatment services that are not covered by health insurance. A member of our team will be able to help you receive low or no cost treatment”.


CFS will offer these services in person at its Mankato location at 44 Good Counsel Drive, and through telehealth. The CFS Mankato location offers outpatient mental health counseling as well as more intensive mental health treatment for adults and teens.


With limited counseling resources for residents needing support for gambling in southern Minnesota, CFS was intentionally identified by the state of Minnesota to serve those living in rural communities who need treatment but can’t afford it. “Clients of all ages struggle with gambling addictions,” Staples says.


Anyone experiencing mental health issues should seek professional assistance. Christian Family Solutions can be reached at 800-438-1772 or at ChristianFamilySolutions.org.


About Christian Family Solutions

Christian Family Solutions has clinics in Mankato, Lakeville, and Rochester, Minn. Based in Germantown, Wis., CFS provides outpatient counseling, day treatment and intensive outpatient programs through its 50 clinics in 6 states as well as through telehealth. CFS clinicians will integrate its evidence-based methods with Christian faith-based principles according to a client’s wishes and needs.