Mental Health Advisory Council


The Local Advisory Council on Mental Health:
The LAC meets at Friendship House from 12-1:00 PM on the 4th Wednesday of some months.
Here are the meeting dates for 2017:
     5/24 May is Mental Health Month.
     We do not meet during the months of summer
     We do not meet in November or December
The LAC will continue to meet at Friendship House and Friendship House has moved.

    Here is the new address:
    Friendship House
    310 First Avenue NW, #1
    Faribault, MN  55021


For membership applications or further information, please call Christine Kern at 507-332-6227.


The Comprehensive Mental Health Act of 1987 mandated the establishment of Mental Health Local Advisory Councils in every Minnesota county. Local Advisory Council membership gives voice to individuals who know firsthand the strengths and weaknesses of the mental health system including adults who receive mental health services, those who received services as children, and family members.


The purpose of the Local Advisory Council (LAC) is to use the knowledge and experience of a broad range of stakeholders to find ways to improve local mental health services. The LAC provides the Rice County Board of Commissioners with an annual report of unmet mental health needs to be included in the county's mental health plan, and advises the County Board regarding needed mental health services.

Interested consumers and community professionals are welcome to attend our meetings.