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File #: 19-874    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with California Clubhouse, Inc. for consumer-run peer-support and self-help services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $655,574.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_CA Clubhouse, 2. 20190917_a_CA Clubhouse
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 California Clubhouse, Inc. for Consumer-Run Peer-Support and Self-Help Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with California Clubhouse, Inc. for consumer-run peer-support and self-help services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $655,574.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2014 Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) completed a three-year planning process for services and support to be funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). After conducting an extensive stakeholder process, it was determined that supporting individuals living in the community and connecting such individuals with employment, volunteer opportunities, and ongoing peer support were among the highest of priorities.

A group of parents, whose adult children live with a persistent, serious mental illness, researched and launched the California Clubhouse (Clubhouse) in San Mateo County. They received formal training and the Clubhouse was granted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status, as a consumer-run organization to provide consumer peer-support and self-help services in San Mateo County.

DISCUSSION:
The Clubhouse provides a membership-based community where adults with severe mental illness find a network of support and skills needed to achieve social, financial, educational, and vocational goals. Members are offered support, training, education, healthy social interaction, and positive reinforcement through collegial relationships. The success of the Clubhouse is achieved by members helping each other become productive members of society through motivation and shared experience.

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing amendment of the Co...

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