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File #: 19-836    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Fred Finch Youth Center for mental health services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $5,347,851.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_Fred Finch Youth Center, 2. 20190917_a_Fred Finch Youth Center
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject: Agreement with Fred Finch Youth Center for Mental Health Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Fred Finch Youth Center for mental health services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $5,347,851.

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BACKGROUND:
Fred Finch Youth Center (Fred Finch), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1891 as an orphanage and has since changed its focus in response to the changing needs of the community. Headquartered in Oakland, Fred Finch offers mental health and social services to children, young adults, and their families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) has contracted with this agency since 1999.
In 2017, BHRS issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) and In-Home Program Services (IHPS), which are both exempt under the B-1 memo. Two proposals were received. Of the two, Fred Finch was the only respondent that had experience providing both TBS and IHPS and was subsequently selected to provide these services.

DISCUSSION:
Fred Finch will provide TBS to San Mateo County youth who are Medi-Cal beneficiaries. TBS are short-term behavioral intervention services for severely emotionally disturbed youth experiencing stressful transitions or life crises and who are at risk of placement in an institution or intensive residential program.
This contractor will also provide Full Service Partnership (FSP) services. FSP services are strength-based wraparound and crisis response services tailored to meet the specific mental health, educational, social, and cultural needs of youth placed in foster care outside of the county, as well as their foster parents/caregivers.
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