Supportive Housing Services

Crisis Stabilization Unit
NWMHC’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a two-bed unit connected to the Northwestern Apartments and provides crisis stabilization services to those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This limited but intensive service is provided after a voluntary client is assessed by a Mental Health Crisis Response Team member and found appropriate for Crisis Stabilization Unit placement. Clients receive crisis stabilization and intervention services including coping skills education, brief counseling, supportive services, and links to community resources including case-management, psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Who we serve:
We serve all adult clients with mental health crisis needs who have been assessed and found appropriate for admission by a Mental Health Crisis Response Team member - with preference for those living in the eight northwest Minnesota counties of Polk, Red Lake, Norman, Kittson, Roseau, Pennington, Mahnomen, and Marshall.

Northwestern Apartments
Northwestern Apartments (NWA) is a transitional housing with supports program. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7days a week, to assist individuals who have mental health needs with learning needed skills so they can transition back into the community. Services include case management (linking with available and needed resources), supportive therapy, and skills building such as budgeting, coping skills, independent living skills, medication education, etc.

Admission Criteria: NWA requires an Initial or Comprehensive Assessment completed within the last six months wherein the client is diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. The client also requires a referral by a County Social Service Case Manager and a completed interview and admission process with Northwestern Apartments staff. Some of the services provided include 24/7 staff available on-site; individualized treatment planning and goal-setting; individual and group counseling; group treatment based on a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model; social, recreational, leisure, and independent living skills training; medication services; work programs; help with securing benefits and accessing community services; and follow-up services through Northwestern Mental Health Center after discharge from the residential facility. For any additional questions about eligibility requirements, call NWA directly at 218.281.5256.

Who we serve:
We serve all adult clients with a serious and persistent mental illness with preference for those living in the eight northwest Minnesota counties of Polk, Red Lake, Norman, Kittson, Roseau, Pennington, Mahnomen, and Marshall.

Adult Foster Care
NWMHC has a 4-bed Licensed Adult Foster Care housed in the Northwestern Apartments. It is a transitional home providing quality supervised living for four people with 24-hour staff availability in a safe, healthy and supportive apartment-style environment. With staff directly supervising residents in their living quarters, the Adult Foster Care Program is more intensive than the traditional Northwestern Apartments program.

Individual residents are encouraged, through Foster Care staff supports and assistance, to maintain independence in tasks of daily living such as hygiene, grooming, dressing, eating, taking medications, mobility and simple housekeeping. Staff will provide assistance and training in instrumental tasks of daily living, such as daily scheduling, arranging transportation, clothing care, housekeeping, food preparation, money management, shopping, using the telephone or computer to communicate, participating in community activities, attending medical appointments and crisis response. The professional staff provides an environment for individuals to work toward their personal recovery goals.

Who we serve:
We serve all adult clients with a serious and persistent mental illness and a CADI waiver with preference for those living in the eight northwest Minnesota counties of Polk, Red Lake, Norman, Kittson, Roseau, Pennington, Mahnomen, and Marshall.

603 Bruce Street | Crookston, MN 56716 | Phone (Non-Crisis): 218.281.3940 | Toll-free: 1.800.418.7326
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