Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) is a program to help patients who have a mental illness function independently in their homes or places of residence. Services are provided in three areas: Basic Living and Social Skills, Community Intervention and Transitioning to Community Living.

All of our ARMHS specialists are Mental Health Practioners. This means that they have a four year degree in “mental health” and they have at least two years of experience working with the mentally ill population.

All of our ARMHS specialists are given monthly training by our licensed clinical supervisor and are properly vetted and criminal background checked through the State of MN prior to working.


ARMHS is a program for individuals who have a mental health diagnosis and are on Medical Assistance or a Prepaid Medical Assistance Product.

Who is eligible?

  • Clients ages 18 or older
  • Clients who have received a recent diagnostic assessment by a qualified mental health professional that indicates ARMHS services are medically necessary
  • Clients who have substantial disability and functional impairment in three or more areas, thus markedly reducing self-sufficiency
  • Clients who have the cognitive capacity to engage in and benefit from rehabilitative services techniques and methods
  • Clients who have Medical Assistance or a Prepaid Medical Assistance Product (contact, HHHC intake at 763-425-5959 for eligibility)

What can I expect?

  • Our team will meet with you in your home or other community settings
  • We can transport you to medical appointments and out into the community
  • An ARMHS practitioner will meet with you at least once a week for a minimum of two hours per week, up to 5 hours per week. If you have an urgent or intense need: you could be assessed for up to 10-15 hours per week (this isn’t intended for long term)
  • You will continue to work with your ARMHS practitioner until your goals are met
  • Our team of providers will work with your family and/or care team while you receive services from us, if requested

Basic living skills, ARMHS provides:

  • Managing a household
  • Planning for employment
  • Pursuing education
  • Going to the food shelf or getting needed items in their home
  • Helping with understanding bills and benefits so there isn’t any relapse in services
  • Connecting and helping decrease isolation
  • Preventing relapse
  • Budgeting and shopping
  • Developing a healthy lifestyle, including sleep and healthy meal planning
  • Learning to get around the community, we can transport and also set up medical and Metro Mobility
  • Monitoring use and effectiveness of medications, getting them connected with in-home providers

Transition to Community Living, ARMHS can:

  • Help with re-entering into community living after treatment, acute settings or hospital. ARMHS can go into these facilities to help you in transition.

Community Intervention, ARMHS can:

  • Communicate opinions, thoughts and feelings, or key information with others
  • Discover and use community resources to get needs met
  • Get outside help to deal with a difficult situation, finding areas of joy, purpose and meaning

Mental Health Peer through the ARMHS program

Within the ARMHS program, you can, in addition to your ARMHS Specialist, have a mental health peer. This peer is someone that also has a mental illness diagnosis and has been through the State of MN certification program.

This person is here to support you through your challenges with your mental health as they have had firsthand experience with mental illness themselves. The idea is that they know where you are coming from and can best support you weekly through visits with you in your home or out in the community