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S.F. No. 779 - KidsPeace Mesabi Academy renovation for mental health, child welfare and other services for children and families appropriation
Author: Senator David J. Tomassoni
Prepared By: Patrick Hauswald, Senate Counsel (651/296-5079)
Date: February 18, 2019


S.F. No. 779 appropriates $5,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 to the commissioner of human services for renovation of the former KidsPeace Mesabi Academy in Buhl, Minnesota, into a facility that includes a 26-bed stabilization and evaluation unit for children ages 10 to 18 experiencing mental health or child welfare trauma, and a family center that provides crisis counseling, mediation and reunification services, supervised visitation, outpatient therapy, diagnostic assessments, Rule 25 assessments, and other services. The family center will also include four classrooms for children in the stabilization and evaluation unit.

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