NWMHC’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a two-bed unit connected to the Northwestern Apartments and provides crisis stabilization services for adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This limited but intensive service is provided after a voluntary client is assessed by a trained mental health crisis responder 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.
Northwestern Apartments (NWA) is a transitional housing support program. Staff is available 7 days 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, supportive therapy, and skills building such as budgeting, coping skills, independent living skills, medication education, etc.
Admission Criteria: NWA requires a 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:
For any additional questions about eligibility requirements, call NWA directly at 218.281.5256.
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. 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.
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.