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Mental Health Services in Minnesota

What is the landscape of mental health services in Minnesota? Where does Guild fit in? Whom does Guild help?

One in a loose network of community-based mental health services throughout the state of Minnesota; Guild is unique because we have developed an integrated model of care, treating the whole person, and not just their mental illness. That’s because most people who suffer with mental health issues often have many other issues that must be addressed: unemployment, poverty, relationship issues, and homelessness.   One in a loose network of community-based mental health services throughout the state of Minnesota; Guild is unique because we have developed an integrated model of care, treating the whole person, and not just their mental illness. That’s because most people who suffer with mental health issues often have many other issues that must be addressed: unemployment, poverty, relationship issues, and homelessness.

In addition to providing mental health services, Guild also helps individuals access medical, social, educational/vocational, financial and community services. This integrated, whole-health approach helps prevent hospitalizations and enhances the quality of life so these individuals can live successfully in the community.   In addition to providing mental health services, Guild also helps individuals access medical, social, educational/vocational, financial and community services. This integrated, whole-health approach helps prevent hospitalizations and enhances the quality of life so these individuals can live successfully in the community.

Last year, Guild treated 1,953 people in the Twin Cities area suffering with mental health disorders. On any given day, Guild is out in the community, helping individuals access the services they need.

Guild is an enrolled provider with Minnesota Health Care Programs and other health plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners, Hennepin Health, Medica, Metropolitan Health Plan (MHP), United Behavioral Health, and UCare. The independent accrediting organization CARF International has accredited Guild’s services, and Guild has also received the Charities Review Council’s seal of approval.

 

Homeless in Minnesota

Since 2009, there has been a 1.5 percent decrease in the numbers of homeless people in the U.S., while the homeless population has increased by 6 percent in the Twin Cities and by 9 percent in greater Minnesota. Plus, 12 percent of the Twin Cities homeless and a whopping 41 percent of those in greater Minnesota are unsheltered, living in cars, outside or in places unfit for habitation, according to the Wilder Survey*.

Guild’s Delancey Services team engages people who have histories of long-term homelessness compounded by problems of mental illness and substance use.  Using a “housing first” approach, these services assist participants to establish and maintain housing; improve their health and their quality of life.

 

 

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