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 one of three community forums this fall.
The forums offer 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – please include “MHSA Forum” in the subject line – or by telephoning 925-957-5150.
Attendees may also mail RSVPs to MHSA, 1340 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez, CA 94553.
WHEN: Thursday, October 5: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond; Wednesday, October 25: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Vicente Martinez High School, 925 Susana Street in Martinez; Thursday, December 7: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street in Brentwood.
WHY: 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.
All three forums will include an overview of how MHSA works and how funding is currently used in Contra Costa.
Visit cchealth.org/mentalhealth/mhsato read the plan and other information about the MHSA in Contra Costa.