SW Adult Mental Health Consortium

Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium
SMAMHC is one of the 19 Adult Mental Health Initiatives in Minnesota and is an 18-county Joint Power entity. The counties in our region include: Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift and Yellow Medicine.    SMAMHC is committed to the partnerships and collaboration built with the Counties and Providers in the Southwestern 18-county region.  We work together to inspire, provide hope, empowerment, and overall wellness.  The SMAMHC is dedicated to improving the mental health of our region through these strong partnerships and planning.

AMHI Mission and principles:
AMHIs are dedicated to improving the mental health of their community through intentional planning and partnerships across a region, grounded in the following principles:

  • Lived experience with mental illness guides the governance and services
  • Brings together people with lived experience, providers, counties, tribes, MCOs and DHS to fully utilize all available resources to meet regional needs.
  • Develops and provides an array of person centered services that builds on personal and cultural strengths.
  • Utilizes a data driven model to evaluate the impact of services on health outcomes.
  • Assures access, early intervention, coordination, and application of resources through creative partnerships.dedicated

Programs and Services, we support in our region include:

  • Core Adult Mental Health Services: Assertive Community Treatment, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, Intensive Residential Treatment, Crisis Stabilization
  • Housing Vouchers: Rental assistance to help maintain community housing  and support to the West Bridge a Specialized Board and Lodge located in Marshall.
  • Flexible Funds:  Limited discretionary funds to meet individual needs of consumers (medication, housing, vocational and general needs)

Meetings
Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium monthly meetings are open to the public and are held the 2nd Friday of the month starting at 9:30a.m. The following is a list of dates for 2022:

  • January 14th (canceled due to weather)
  • February 11th
  • March 11th
  • April 8th
  • May 13th
  • June 10th
  • July 8th
  • August 12th
  • September 9th
  • October 14th – Annual Meeting at the Redwood Area Community Center in Redwood Falls
  • November 11th – No meeting Veterans Day
  • December 9th

Meetings are held at the Lyon County Government Center starting at 9:30.  Note: The October meeting is held in Redwood Falls at RACC. If anyone would like more information on the meetings please contract Kimberly Holm at 320-441-6340 or Kimberly.holm@smamhc.com