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Moving Home Minnesota (MHM) Services: A Pathway to Community Living

Moving Home Minnesota (MHM) is a federal demonstration project designed to empower Minnesotans by facilitating transitions from institutions to independent living within the community. MHM emphasizes person-centered planning and the provision of services in the least restrictive and most integrated settings.

RSC MHM Referral Form

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for MHM services, individuals must meet specific eligibility criteria, including:

  1. Residence in a Qualified Institution: The individual must currently reside in a qualified institution and have continuously lived in one or more qualified institutions for 60 or more consecutive days.
  2. Enrollment in Medical Assistance (MA): The individual must be enrolled in MA prior to service initiation through discharge from the qualified institution and maintain this enrollment throughout their eligibility for MHM services.
  3. Transition to a Qualified Community Residence: Upon leaving the institution, the individual must transition to a qualified community residence and continue to meet the institutional level of care criteria to maintain eligibility for MHM community-based services.

Qualified Institutions

MHM services are available to individuals residing in various qualified institutions, including:

  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Hospital (CABHH) in Willmar
  • Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHH)
  • Hospitals
  • Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD), such as Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center
  • IMD facilities enrolled in the 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) System Reform Demonstration
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD)
  • Nursing facilities
  • Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) for children and adolescents

Qualified Community Residences

To maintain eligibility for MHM services, individuals must transition to a qualified community residence, which may include:

  • A home owned or leased by the member or their family member
  • An apartment with an individual lease, where the member or their family has domain and control
  • An assisted-living residence with separate living, sleeping, bathing, and cooking areas and lockable entrance and exit doors
  • A residential home where no more than four unrelated individuals reside

OCS MHM program offers the following services: Click to each to learn more.

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