The Hennepin County
Children's Mental Health
Collaborative
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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.

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…

News

We have been in communication with state officials and compiled the following information/resources to support you all as you manage through the COVID-19 crisis. These are difficult and uncertain times, for sure, but the best and fastest way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and return back to “normal” life is to follow the advised protocol as much as possible!


Thank you to Hennepin County for hosting the Systems of Care Training with Liz Manley at the end of February 2020. It was incredibly informative and offered a very needed baseline understanding of a system of care for providers, families and county employees and leaders.

The Collaborative will host two online gatherings for providers to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on practice and for providers to connect with one another on practice-related issues. We hope to gather the learning and information from these convenings and share back with the provider community, Hennepin County and state partners.

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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