Asha George, Ph.D., Director, Mental Health
Chris Starets-Foote, Psy.D., LMFT Deputy Director, Mental Health
Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
About The Mental Health Services Act
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides funding to counties to expand and develop innovative and integrated mental health services for children, youth, adults, and older adults. California voters passed Prop 63 in November 2004 as the result of a grassroots coalition intending to transform public mental health care.
The intent of this website is to inform and invite you to participate in the implementation of the MHSA.
"Maggie and Jane"
Maggie had found a home
~ Louise Hope ~
The Mental Health Services Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention, and service needs.
- Older / Dependent Adult Services provides co-located, integrated mental health services by a clinician, with the Adult Protective Services (APS) and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program.
- Crisis Intervention Services (CIS) provides the coordination of crisis intervention services in partnership with law enforcement.
- Comprehensive Community Treatment (CCT) is a team treatment approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
- Hope Center is a client and family member center, that provides peer-to-peer education, support, prevention services, wellness activities, and system navigation. To contact the Hope Center, call (707) 441-3723.
- Rural Outreach Services Enterprise (ROSE) provides Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug, Social Services, and Public Health mobile outreach services to outlying communities.
- Telemedicine services provide medication support to outlying areas.
- Support to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Organizations.
- The Mental Health Liaison works with families and individuals in the community who have mental health questions, concerns, or need support.
MHSA in the News!
- Mental health service providers, consumers share insight in MHSA forum - July, 10,2010
- Humboldt County recieves funds to expand mental health services - May, 16,2010
- Hope Center offers support and more - March, 16,2010
- County health partners with law enforcement for crisis intervention training in Eureka - March 12, 2010
- County contracts with youth advocacy group - March 30, 2009
- State provides $1.7 million to county mental health - February 4, 2009
- County renews commitment to
youth collaboration program - December 30, 2009
- County expanding mental health services - September 2, 2008
Public Comment! Participate! Be informed!
Mental Health Services Act Plans and Updates are available for a 30-day comment period before they are submitted to the State Department of Mental Health. When a Plan or Update is available for Public Comment it will be located in the MHSA Documents Open for Public Comment
MHSA Plans or Updates may be obtained in several ways:
- Click on the name of the document below to view or print.
- Click on document below to view and on the last page will be listed the locations hard copies are available during the 30-day Comment Period.
- E-mail or call with your mailing address or email address and request the document.
Submitting a Public Comment during the 30-day Comment Period may be done in several ways:
Click on the document below to view it and on the last page of the document will be listed the locations "MHSA Comment Boxes" are available during the 30-day Comment Period.
MHSA Documents Open for Public Comment!
Previous MHSA Documents