Contra Costa to Hold Mental Health Services Act Forum on Oct. 25 in Martinez

October 20, 2017 10:00 am · 3 comments

Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services, a division of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), invites anyone interested in discussing local public mental health services to participate in a public forum Thursday, Oct. 25, in Martinez.

The forum offers the opportunity to meet with service providers to discuss current issues relevant to providing mental health care in the community. These discussions will help inform future use of local Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding.

Contra Costa County’s current MHSA budget provides $51.6 million to more than 80 mental health programs and services. Forum goals include identifying service needs, priorities and strategies to inform the county’s MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan.

The forum will include an overview of how MHSA works and how funding is currently used in Contra Costa.

WHO: All members of the public are welcome, including participants in mental health services, their family members and service providers.

RSVP to attend a forum by emailing – please include “MHSA Forum” in the subject line – or by telephoning 925-957-5150.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Vicente Martinez High School, 925 Susana Street in Martinez.

TIFOKCIS October 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM

75% of CA needs to participate.

RANDOM TASK October 20, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Wow WAIT WHAT 52 million dollars for 80 programs…. 80 so there are 80 individual mental problems that need 1 program for each. Staffed by how many ….so receptionist …at least 2-3 doctors or so Called specialists …as well as assistants or nurses …have to have a janitor ….and a cleaning service ….break room ….micro wave fridge cleaning supplies for that room not to mention lights on and water as well as specialized machinery wow ….80 programs boy would I love to see those books because I am sure I am low on employees count …..52 million for 80 programs that is around 650k for each wow …do we really need 80 programs and what are these programs can you give a bit more info as to why we need 80 PROGRAMS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SOUNDS LIKE THERE WILL BE LOTS OF WASTE TRYING TO WATCH 80 programs I mean 5 people on a city council can’t even be held responsible for their actions. ….so HOW DO 80 programs KEEP A TIGHT SHIP ….CLUE THEY DONT ….52 million dollars annually just on 80 mental programs ….now wonder the state is broke now wonder when budget time comes around the govorner all of a sudden says oh well hey WE FOUND 60 million dollars laying around so well the budget will be good and we will get paid …..convienient since just one problem takes 80 programs and 52 million dollars ….seems very easy to hide billions State wide ..the fed needs to audit DEMIFORNIA quick before they funnel all our tax money into next election …yeah all our money goes to fund dem pres candidates even though your u might not vote that way or even want to …….WOW

Sarah October 20, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Will this be on Wednesday Oct 25th or Thursday Oct 26th? Dates seem to be wrong

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