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Cross-System Services & Supports

RCCMHC collaborates across multiple systems to provide School Linked Mental Health services, Innovative Services, and Non-Billable services.  Grantees collaborate with one or more agencies, school districts or county departments.

Learn more about RCCMHC grants and how to apply. 

See list of grantees and 2020 Impact

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School Linked Mental Health

School Linked Mental Health (SLMH) is the broader term which also includes School Based Mental Health (SBMH) and refers to services that connect or co-locate effective mental health services with schools at the local level. 

  • GOALS: 1) Increase access to clinical youth mental health services, 2) Reduce barriers to mental health services (financial, cultural, stigma etc.), and 3) Increase access to comprehensive mental health and wellbeing services 

  • This grant provides funding for uninsured/underinsured clients and deductibles or co-pays for high cost-sharing insurance plans that may create a barrier to parental consent for treatment. It also provides funding for nonbillable services such as small groups (SEL, SST, CBT, DBT), cultural wellbeing supports and family engagement.

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Innovative Services

Innovative Services awards support and identify effective practices that address existing gaps or emerging mental health needs for youth and/or families in Ramsey County. 

  • GOALS: 1) Develop new models and practices including inventive or novel approaches which are not commonly in use and 2) Support traditional healing practices and community-defined approaches which may already be in use by certain communities or cultures but are not commonly used by public systems.

  • Focus Area 2020-2022: Crisis Respite

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Non-Billable Services Bank 

Community identified a strong need for whole-family  services and creative, community-based interventions that are not typically billable to insurance. RCCMHC responded to this need by offering a simple application process for flexible funding. 

  • Up to $10,000 per agency to support youth with or at risk for Emotional Disturbance (ED) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED.)

  • Focus areas 2022: 1) Youth who are at risk for a mental health crisis or need crisis stabilization and/or 2) youth who need whole-family support services in order to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

  • Services must begin within 2 months after grant approval

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