FISH welcomed 45 attendees to the May 13 meeting.   FISH partners and affiliates filled 16 needs in March with a value of $9,939.

Jay Theisen, Director of Outpatient Clinics, Administrative Services, Quality Management and HIPAA
Compliance for Canvas Health, led off by describing the crisis mental health services provided to Scott County
residents by Canvas Health. These services are available 24/7/365. The attached PowerPoint provides very
detailed information on what types of calls they receive and how these calls are handled. Care is provided
over the phone, via telehealth and in some cases, in person. The crisis care provided decreases the need for
hospitalizations. If callers already have a mental health provider, Canvas facilitates getting them in touch, or
may provide short-term care, 2 -4 weeks. Costs are covered by private medical insurance, medical assistance
or if there is no insurance, the county and state have funds to cover costs. Much more information is
contained in the PowerPoint. May 13 Canvas Health PowerPoint

Mary Beth Fessler, Director, Coordinated Health and Residential Services at Guild Services, spoke next. She
explained that the new facility in Savage provides crisis and residential services to patients. Crisis services are
offered for up to a ten day stay. Residential services will be up to 90 days but are not offered right now
because of staff shortages. Currently they are serving up to nine people at a time. When they are fully staffed
they will serve up to 16 people at a time. People with only a substance use diagnosis don’t quality for care,
but those with co-occurring diagnoses do. Here is a short video about the facility: For more information see
Behavioral Health Home services are also available from Guild Services. This is light case management which
is complementary to targeted case management. Teams work remotely on mental and physical health goals.
Corey Samuels, Guild’s PATH Homeless Outreach (Partners for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness),
spoke next. He serves ten people per county at a time and sees five to six new individuals weekly, providing
outreach and case management. More information on his work is contained in the attached video:        BHH Services One Pager

Dr. Terry Raddatz, Scott County Mental Health Center Director, explained their services. Their staff of 42
served 4,788 people in 2020. SCMHC is an outpatient community mental health clinic: Rule 29, CTSS licensed,
and provides the following: Crisis Services, Diagnostic Assessments, Psychological Evaluation (testing),
Therapy, Medication Management, In-home & Intensive Family Therapy, TSFC (Therapy to Support Foster
Care), Reflections Day Treatment Programs and Community Training and Consultation. They also provide crisis
services Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:30. Funding is through Client’s insurance, contract for service, DHS grants,
contracts with school districts, interagency agreements and a sliding fee based upon need for Scott County
residents. Much more information is contained in the attached PowerPoint.
Dr. Tawnya Ward spoke next. She supervises the school-based services provided to every school district in
Scott County (36 sites) through the Connect Program. Funding for these services is provided through a grant
from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. More information on the types of services and who are
getting these services is on the attached PowerPoint.  May 13 MHC PowerPoint
Crisis and Ongoing Mental Health Supports
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Sheriff Luke Hennen was the last speaker. He explained the extensive training in both Crisis Intervention and
Emergency Medical Technician all officers receive. There is also a phone app that they can access medical
information on an individual if that person has that information on their phone. The Law Enforcement Center
has soft interview rooms which are more comfortable for persons being interviewed. They share these rooms
with Canvas Health Crisis Response Team, which is housed in their building. He also explained Project
Lifesaver / SafetyNet, which is a system to rapidly locate vulnerable people who have a tendency to wander
off and get lost. In the event a vulnerable person gets separated from caregivers, it is a tracking tool to quickly
bring him/her to safety. They also provide emergency responder alert stickers for deaf/hearing impaired,
autism/special needs, brain injury/PTSD, dementia/alzheimers and diabetic. They are applying for a grant that
would provide funding for mental health workers to be with deputies, the Vitals app and Crisis and Trauma
training. More information is on the attached PowerPoint.  May 13 Sheriff Mental Health FISH presentation
Amanda Fraser, social worker with Adult Mental Health at Scott County, added that their services are

– June 10 2
nd Thursday FISH meeting: Scott County Foster Care presentation
– 2
nd Harvest food distribution on the second Thursday of each month at Friendship Church in Prior Lake –
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
– Carla Winder from the M.O.M.S. group said that they had paused on new clients because of covid but now
have openings. Anyone interested give Carla a call at 952 446-5107

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