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File #: 20-503    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with LifeMoves to provide motel voucher services and shelter services, for the term of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023 and for a total obligation amount not to exceed $1,956,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200707_att_RFP MATRIX.pdf, 2. 20200707_r_LifeMoves.pdf, 3. 20200707_a_LifeMoves.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Agreement with LifeMoves for Motel Voucher Service and Shelter Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with LifeMoves to provide motel voucher services and shelter services, for the term of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023 and for a total obligation amount not to exceed $1,956,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2014, the County of San Mateo developed a unified reentry plan to enhance the continuum of care between in-custody and post-custody services and programs among moderate to high-risk individuals by enhancing case management, leveraging validated risk and needs assessment tools, and adopting evidence-based practices. The overarching collaborative goals are to lower the recidivism rate and provide treatment and resources to address underlying criminogenic behavior.

The Human Services Agency (HSA) issued a Request for Proposals in January 2020 to identify a provider for motel vouchers and shelter beds with case management services. LifeMoves was selected because of its experience, qualifications and program approach that best meets the needs of the County. Motel voucher services and shelter beds with case-management are key to individuals returning to the community post release. Emergency housing gives these individuals an opportunity to reintegrate without recidivism. Instead, they can focus on employment and making substantial changes regarding substance abuse issues, mental health issues, or addressing other barriers to successful reentry.

DISCUSSION:
HSA requests the County enter into this agreement with LifeMoves to provide motel vouchers and shelter beds with case management to clients who were formerly incarcerated as they are working towards self-sufficiency. Having access to emergency housing allows individuals to become engaged in employment training ...

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