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CAMHI Is Looking For Consumer Advocates!

November 20, 2019

The Community Adult Mental Health Initiative (CAMHI) is looking for individuals who have been involved in the mental health system and who are interested in being a part of CAMHI by filling the roles of a Consumer Advocate or a Consumer Advocate Alternate. We currently have both positions open for Benton County and Wright County starting January 1, 2020 and an Alternate position open in Sherburne County starting immediately.

Consumer Eligibility:

A) Consumer has a diagnosed serious and persistent mentally illness (SPMI)

B) The consumer is resident of Benton, Sherburne or Wright county

If you are not sure if you qualify as a consumer or if you have any other questions, please contact the CAMHI Coordinator at 320-968-5277 or by email at

Duties include attending and participating in the CAMHI Advisory Committee meetings. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the even numbered months from 1 to 3pm with a rotating schedule for the location. Participation in CAMHI's sub-committees are also encouraged, but not required. Consumer Advocates will receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement for attending the CAMHI meetings.

If you are interested in being a Consumer Advocate for Benton, Sherburne, or Wright County, please submit a letter of interest to the Mental Health Supervisor of the county you are a resident of. Letters can be sent attention "Mental Health Supervisor" to the following address:

Benton: P.O. Box 740, Foley, MN 56329

Wright: 1004 Commercial Dr., Buffalo, MN 55313

Sherburne: 13880 Business Center Dr. NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Supervisors will present their nominations at the December 5th Advisory Committee meeting or at the next scheduled Advisory meeting should the letter be received after December 5th. The Advisory Committee will vote and approve candidates for the positions.



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