Seward Community Support Program (CSP) & Drop-In Center
MHR's Seward CSP and Drop-In Center provides services to approximately 385 individuals. The CSP consists of a team of mental health practitioners that work with adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness residing independently in the community. To increase symptom stability and to support the member’s ability to remain in the community, the team assesses the individual's needs and then provides or coordinates services to meet those needs. These services can be provided at our Seward Drop-In Center or in the member's home. Some of the services provided include:
- Conducting home visits and health and wellness checks
- Finding, securing and supporting members in safe, decent and affordable housing
- Attaining and maintaining health insurance benefits
- Assisting with job applications, finding and maintaining employment and securing a stable financial situation.
- Providing training/education about mental illness, treatment, recovery and independent living skills.
The Seward Drop-In Center provides a wide array of psychosocial groups which help foster social support, prevent isolation and promote recovery for members. The various groups include: Illness Management and Recovery, Health Perspectives, GLBT Group, Mental Health Peer Support Groups, Women’s Group, Men’s Group and Journal Group.
A variety of activities also take place in the community including trips to area food shelves, museums, the State Fair, and sporting activities. These events give individuals the opportunity to enjoy public outings and build their confidence when interacting with others in the community.
The Seward Drop-In Center also offers health snacks to members each day and a dinner of the month is provided the last Thursday of every month.
Mental Health consumers residing in Hennepin County looking to learn from others and enrich their live can contact the Seward CSP at 612-333-0331.
Seward Drop-In Center Hours of Operation
- Mondays and Fridays 12 pm - 5 pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am - 6 pm
- Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
CSP Newsletter and Calendar
Click the link below to view the most recent CSP Newsletter and Events Calendar
With a rough home life and a disengaged father, Thomas got into trouble at a very young age. He had his first visit to detox at 12 years old. Thomas was in and out of treatment for many years, living in foster homes, group homes, or with his grandma or mom in between.
When Thomas was 20, he became a member of MHR’s Seward Community Support Program (CSP) and secured a housing voucher with MHR’s Stevens Supportive Housing program. Thomas believes that he is lucky to have the support of the CSP and maintaining his housing voucher “keeps him out of trouble”. He attends the Drop-in Center almost every day to socialize with friends and connect with the counselors for support. “They will help you with your mental illness,” Thomas said. “This place is a big hope.”