THE HENNEPIN COUNTY CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE (CMHC)
The CMHC Mission Statement is to improve access to and resources for high-quality, culturally and economically supportive mental health services for infants, children, youth and families within Hennepin County through our working partnerships with Family Service Collaboratives, County and State Government, Adult Mental Health Systems, Parents, Schools, and Health Systems. Our collective vision is to ensure effective and accessible community-based mental health systems and supports for infants, children, youth and families with mental health needs.
The CMHC does not provide any direct services to children or families, but provides financial support to agencies that do.
We also do not provide general information or consulting assistance to parents who are attempting to navigate the mental health systems within Hennepin County.
If you are a parent or community member who is looking for this assistance, we recommend you call:
1. Hennepin County Front Door: 612-348-4111
2. Hennepin County Easy Information: 612-596-1300
3. Hennepin County Crisis Line: 612-348-2233 OR outside of the county:
4. PACER: 952-582-8616
5. Minnesota Department of Education Special Education: 651-582-8616
Our partners and the CMHC focuses on children up to age 18 with emotional or behavioral disturbance or who are at risk of suffering an emotional or behavioral disturbance. Our guiding principles are accessible for youth and children; culturally and gender responsive; flexible; sustainable; collaborative; system focused; accountability focused; trauma-informed; evidence-based & promising practice driven; family centered; care coordination; and quality and effective services.