Adult Mental Health


Renville County Human Services provides adult mental health case management for individuals having a serious and persistent mental illness.  The first step in determining eligibility for services is to have the adult complete a Rule 79 Diagnostic Assessment with a Qualified Mental Health Professional.

An adult with a serious and persistent mental illness and at least one of the following criteria:

  • two or more episodes of inpatient care for mental illness within the preceding 24 months.
  • a continuous psychiatric hospitalization or residential treatment exceeding six months duration within the preceding 12 months.
  • intervention by a crisis team two or more times within the preceding 24 months.
  •  a person who is mentally ill and whose civil commitment has been stayed or continued within the last three years.
  • or the adult:
    • has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, or borderline personality disorder;
    • indicates a significant impairment in function; AND
    • has a written opinion from a mental health professional, in the last three years, stating that the adult is reasonably likely to have future episodes requiring inpatient or residential treatment unless ongoing case management or community support services are provided.

Community Support Program (CSP) services are provided in the community by Renville County Human Services.  These services assist individuals in accessing other resources and increasing independence.

A Pre-Petition Screening Team consultation would be used to determine the severity of mental illness and assessing danger to self or others as it pertains to individuals being petitioned for civil court commitment.

For Renville County residents who are not covered by insurance, Woodland Centers does provide mental health services to individuals on a sliding fee basis.  Woodland Centers also provides crisis services including a 24-hour crisis line which is 800-992-1716.   Their primary mental health center is located in Willmar, MN with a satellite office in Olivia, MN.

Information and referrals can be provided regarding additional services such as:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
  • Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)
  • Partial Hospitalization and Day Treatment Services
Minnesota Department of Human Services - Adult Mental Health

Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium (SMAMHC) is one of the 19 Adult Mental Health Initiatives in Minnesota and is an 18-county Joint Power entity. The counties in our region include: Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift and

Yellow Medicine.    SMAMHC is committed to the partnerships and collaboration built with the Counties and Providers in the Southwestern 18-county region.  We work together to inspire, provide hope, empowerment, and overall wellness.  The SMAMHC is dedicated to improving the mental health of our region through these strong partnerships and planning.

Programs and Services, we support in our region include:

  • Core Adult Mental Health Services: Assertive Community Treatment, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, Intensive Residential Treatment, Crisis Stabilization
  • Housing Vouchers: Rental assistance to help maintain community housing  and support to the West Bridge a Specialized Board and Lodge located in Marshall.
  • Flexible Funds:  Limited discretionary funds to meet individual needs of consumers (medication, housing, vocational and general needs)

 AMAMHC monthly meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month starting at 9:30a.m. The following is a list of dates for 2021:

January 8th
February 12th
March 12th
April 9th
May 14th
June 11th
July 9th
August 13th
September 10th
October 8th – Annual Meeting
November 12th
December 10th

If you would like more information on SMAMHC  meetings contact Kimberly Holm at   Kimberly.holm@smamhc.com