DHS Response, Current Funding Opportunities, and Call for POCI Providers
We made it to the end of April! 😄 Hope you all are taking as best care of yourselves as possible. Please see attached/below:
Please see attached for the compiled responses from Hennepin County and the Department of Human Services. DHS responded on April 21, 2020. The CMHC Coordinators have added additional references/information to compliment what has been shared by these agencies. Please take the time to read through. Please also note the following comment from DHS:
You’ll notice that there are still questions that are not answered in this document. The agency is receiving these and similar questions from various stakeholders. Our Behavioral Health Division is working on a FAQ document that they will be directing folks to. Unfortunately, that is not yet available. When that is available, we will be directing folks to that as the most up-to-date information.
We will send a link to this FAQ document once it is made available. Another thank you to those that participated in the conversations that led to this communication! We hope it is helpful!
Call For Providers
As part of the system of care implementation, the Collaborative is committed to re/building and re/connecting with our children’s mental health provider network to strengthen its representative voices and help inform the effort. The CMHC is especially interested in hearing from providers of color/Indigenous providers about how they are seeing the COVID-19 pandemic impact families of color and their own practice.
We hope to host an online gathering next month for providers to connect. If you identify as a children’s mental health provider of color or Indigenous provider, please email Etonde (etonde@