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File #: 20-468    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with HealthRIGHT 360 to operate a Behavioral Health Crisis Residential facility for the term July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $2,867,322.
Attachments: 1. 20200623_r_Measure K HR360 SHCR, 2. 20200623_a_Measure K HR360 SHCR
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: Measure K: Agreement with HealthRIGHT 360 to Operate a Behavioral Health Crisis Residential Facility

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with HealthRIGHT 360 to operate a Behavioral Health Crisis Residential facility for the term July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $2,867,322.

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BACKGROUND:
In October 2013, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) released a Request for Proposals seeking an agency to help identify a service location, provide consultation on renovations needed, and run a behavioral health respite center. HealthRIGHT 360 (HR 360) responded with a proposal and was selected in December 2013 to provide these services. An extensive search to identify a service location resulted in the selection of a County-owned building in San Mateo. BHRS hired a consultant to identify building renovations and in February 2017, construction work began. On October 29, 2018, Serenity House opened its doors.

DISCUSSION:
The BHRS Serenity House Crisis Residential (SHCR) is designed as an alternative to hospitalization and incarceration for adults experiencing an acute psychiatric episode. The stay is short-term, designed to stabilize and return clients to their current living situation if appropriate, or an alternative stable environment. SHCR services may also be utilized for clients who are psychiatrically destabilized as a result of loss of housing, placement, or support system. HR 360 will deliver short term SHCR services for up to 13 adult clients with psychiatric disabilities.

Through this agreement, HR 360 helps its SHCR clients maintain medication management; engage in natural supports; manage mental health symptoms and substance use urges...

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