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Existing facilities are far away from home and typically full, a tough situation when immediate attention is needed. Recently, the East Central (7E) Adult Mental Health Governing Board asked providers that serve Chisago, Isanti, Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Pine Counties for information regarding the cost, planning, and development of an Adult Residential Crisis Services facility.

The facility would serve those living in our area providing much needed crisis services close to home where an individual can stay for a few days until the crisis is under control.

Research based on the effectiveness of crisis services is growing. There is evidence that crisis stabilization in community-based residential crisis care can divert individuals from unnecessary hospitalizations and ensure the least restrictive treatment option is available to people experiencing behavioral health crises. Additionally, a continuum of crisis services can assist in reducing costs for psychiatric hospitalization, without negatively impacting clinical outcomes.

Request for Information (RFI) for Adult Residential Crisis Services to Serve Region 7E

Please note: Due Date Extension: Respond by 4:30pm, Friday, July 20, 2018

Region 7E Governing Board is soliciting information from qualified companies interested in expansion of existing or development of Adult Residential Crisis Services that will serve Individuals living with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and/or Severe Mental Illness (SMI) that reside within the Region including; Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties


  • Serves and is located within Region 7E.
  • Staff, and/or company has the ability and required certifications to provide the
    services offered. Experience working with individuals living with a SPMI/SMI.
  • Preference would be agencies that currently offer residential services within the
    region and/or have strong knowledge base for Adult Residential Crisis Stabilization.
  • Knowledge and ability to use State prescribed reporting systems such as MHIS.

Find the full RFI Click Here or contact Natalie Matthewson-contact information

Responses and documentation due via email, fax or mail by 4:30pm, Friday, July 20, 2018 to:

Natalie Matthewson, R7E AMHI Planner
Resource Training & Solutions, Inc.
Phone: 320-266-4253
Fax: 320-255-2998
Address: 137 23rd St. South, Suite 201
Sartell, MN 56377

How can you help?
Learn about what to say…

CRISIS phone line:
Local Crisis Help 800 523-3333
Text:  “MN” to 741741
Or call or text 988

Click here for additional information

In a life threatening situation or medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.

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