Walk-in counseling and listening sessions are being set up in Minneapolis on both the north and south sides for people coping with trauma after the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a Falcon Heights traffic stop.
•NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Av. N, Minneapolis will offer walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday this week, and Monday through Friday next week.
•Kente Circle, a community mental health center, 345 E. 38th St., Minneapolis, will offer drop-in hours on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 1:30 to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center urges people to contact the center at 612-243-1600 ahead of time to ensure there are enough providers to help.
A “community conversation focusing on trauma and healing” will be held at the Pillsbury House Plus Theater, 3501 Chicago Av. S. on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., said Renita Wilson, clinical director at Kente Circle.