About RSI Lotus Grace

Located on a serene 20-acre hobby farm in Cambridge, MN, RSI’s Lotus Grace IRTS & RCS setting is designed to support up to five adults. The mission at Lotus Grace is to assist in addressing mental health in our community by providing services aimed to meet the immediate support needs of people experiencing mental health crises in a licensed residential setting rather than hospitals or through incarceration. Our unique nature-based setting, complete with a variety of farm animals, creates a peaceful environment for healing, growth, and recovery.

About Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS)

IRTS offers a community-based, medically monitored level of care for adults, emphasizing the use of evidence-based practices to support people in their recovery journey. Our dedicated team of qualified mental health staff is available on-site 24/7 to provide comprehensive assistance. The program focuses on achieving psychiatric stability, fostering personal and emotional adjustment, promoting self-sufficiency, and cultivating skills essential for transitioning to a more independent setting with a targeted date of discharge.

About Residential Crisis Stabilization Services (RCS)

RCS at Lotus Grace offers a structured and supportive short-term residence for adults experiencing a mental health crisis. The purpose of the service is to ensure a safe return to their home or pre-crisis living environment, with additional support as identified in the person’s crisis assessment. The 24-hour licensed residential setting is staffed by qualified and compassionate mental health staff and peer support specialists who assist in providing the necessary support for a safe transition back to a stable living environment.

Animal Husbandry & Nature-Based Therapeutic Supports

Engaging in animal husbandry and nature-based activities offers a wide range of benefits for both physical and mental health. At RSI Lotus Grace, we integrate the healing and restorative properties of the great outdoors and animal husbandry into our comprehensive mental health programming. These activities provide numerous therapeutic benefits, including routine, structure, emotional support, social skill-building, mindfulness, relaxation, and physical activity.

One of the signature initiatives at Lotus Grace is our Adopt an Animal program. This program recognizes the profound impact that animal companionship can have on mental well-being, where program participants select an animal to care for throughout the week and experience the joy of animal companionship and build self-confidence as they take on the responsibilities of feeding, watering, and stall maintenance.

Eligibility for IRTS

An eligible IRTS member must meet the following:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be eligible for MHCP
  • Meet the IRTS admission criteria:
    • Diagnosed with a mental illness
    • Functional impairment because of mental illness, in three or more areas, utilizing the functional assessment
    • One or more of the following:
      • History of recurring or prolonged inpatient hospitalizations in the past year
      • Significant independent living instability
      • Homelessness
      • Frequent use of mental health and related services yielding poor outcomes
  • Has the need for mental health services that cannot be met with other available community-based services, or is likely to experience a mental health crisis or require a more restrictive setting if intensive rehabilitative mental health services are not provided as determined by the written opinion of a mental health professional

Visit the MN Department of Human Services website for more information on eligibility requirements.

Eligibility for RCS

To be eligible for RCS services, an MHCP member must meet all of the following:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be eligible for MHCP
  • Crisis assessment indicating the member is experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis assessment must be completed by a physician, mental health professional, or a qualified member of the mobile crisis team

Visit the MN Department of Human Services website for more information on eligibility requirements.

Make a Referral

To refer yourself or another person for IRTS or RCS services at RSI, fill out our online referral form here. 

Click here to download the printable version of our referral form.

Questions? Contact our Lotus Grace team by filling out the form below or emailing us at [email protected]

Contact our Lotus Grace Team