Who We Are

The Minnesota Legislature established Children’s Mental Health Collaboratives and Family Services Collaboratives in 1993.  Learn more…

Contact Us

Do you have questions or concerns?  We’d love to help!  Get in touch with us and one of our team members will reach out.  Learn more…

Our Mission

To improve access to and resources for high-quality, culturally and economically supportive mental health services for infants, children, youth and families within Hennepin County through our working partnerships with Family Service Collaboratives, County and State Government, Adult Mental Health Systems, Parents, Schools, and Health Systems.  Our collective vision is to ensure effective and accessible community-based mental health systems and supports for infants, children, youth and families with mental health needs.

News

CMHC's Monthly E-Newsletter - April 2022

The Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative released its latest research during an online community dialogue with parents, providers, and community stakeholders about parent experience as they enter the children’s mental health system in Hennepin County

CMHC's Monthly E-Newsletter - March 2022

The PCLG SUPPORT GROUP offers a safe place where you can connect with other parents & caregivers who are raising a child or youth with mental health challenges.  Learn about resources and advocating for your child as you navigate through the system. Join us on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm to share your challenges and celebrate successes.

CMHC's Monthly E-Newsletter - February 2022

As children and youth continue to face violence and ongoing trauma in Hennepin County, it is important to keep in mind the trauma impacts each of us differently. Children and youth may not have the words to tell you what they are thinking and feeling.

PARENT CATALYST LEADERSHIP GROUP (PCLG)

Empowering parents to promote positive change

Vision: All Hennepin County families will have access to and a voice in promoting a high quality children’s mental health system.

Mission: To empower Hennepin County families to become valued advocates and decision-makers at all levels of the children’s mental health system through education, outreach, and support.

Please Note:

The CMHC does not provide any direct services to children or families, but provides financial support to agencies that do. We also do not provide general information or consulting assistance to parents who are attempting to navigate the mental health systems within Hennepin County.

ASSISTANCE

If you are a parent or community member who is looking for this assistance, we recommend you call:

1.  Hennepin County Front Door: 612-348-4111
2.  Hennepin County Easy Information: 612-596-1300
3.  Hennepin County Crisis Line: 612-348-2233    OR outside of the county:
4.  PACER: 952-582-8616
5.  Minnesota Department of Education Special Education: 651-582-8616

Our partners and the CMHC focuses on children up to age 18 with emotional or behavioral disturbance or who are at risk of suffering an emotional or behavioral disturbance.  Our guiding principles are accessible for youth and children; culturally and gender responsive; flexible; sustainable; collaborative; system focused; accountability focused; trauma-informed; evidence-based & promising practice driven; family centered; care coordination; and  quality and effective services.

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