Adult Community Services - Mission Statement

Northwestern Mental Health Center's Community Support Services is a network of caring and responsible people committed to helping you achieve your personal goals. If you are a person with serious or persistent mental illness, we will assist you with individualized programs and services in locations that are convenient and familiar to you. We will help you to live independently, access affordable housing, gain employment, manage your symptoms, and avoid hospitalization.

Who Is Eligible?

You must be 18 years or older, a resident of Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk or Red Lake County and have experienced serious or persistent mental illness and/or traumatic brain injury.

How Much Do These Services Cost?

Community Support Services are free to eligible people. The program is funded through grants, as well as state and county Medical Assistance.

How Do I Get These Services?

Referrals are accepted from yourself, family, friends, and service providers. To make a referral or get more information, call your county Social Service Center or:

Adult Services Intake Coordinator
Northwestern Mental Health Center

Mission Statement

To improve the quality and length of life for persons with serious mental health disorders.


  • To assist clients and residents to develop and maintain the skills and community supports necessary to live and work as independently as possible in the community of their choice.

  • Improve the life span of persons with severe mental illness by accessing and integrating behavioral healthcare services with physical healthcare services.

  • Deliver high quality services applying evidenced based practices, including dialectic behavioral treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation principles.

  • Improve the level of functioning of clients in their homes and communities.

  • Increase the level of client employment and related activities, including volunteer work, competitive employment, occasional employment and sheltered employment.

  • Improve the psychiatric stability of clients and residents served in the program.

  • Improve the ability of clients and residents to secure and maintain decent and affordable housing.