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File #: 20-726    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/29/2020 Final action:
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County for housing and housing-related mental health services, rehabilitation services, and Flexible Fund administration for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $4,549,048.
Attachments: 1. 20200929_r_Mental Health Association, 2. 20200929_a_Mental Health Association of SMC
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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 Mental Health Association of San Mateo County for Housing and Housing-Related Mental Health Services, Rehabilitation Services, and Flexible Fund Administration

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County for housing and housing-related mental health services, rehabilitation services, and Flexible Fund administration for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $4,549,048.

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BACKGROUND:
For many years, the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHA) has contracted with Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to provide shelter, supported housing, and other mental health rehabilitation services to County clients. These services focus primarily on providing community-based alternatives for BHRS clients who are: at risk of an acute, inpatient psychiatric admission; placed in a locked skilled nursing facility; or becoming homeless. In addition, MHA administers the Flexible Funds, which may be used to purchase unique services for BHRS clients such as food, shelter, clothing, and other basic necessities. MHA's Flexible Funds help clients maintain independent living in the community, remain engaged in mental health services, and avoid hospitalization.

Under the B-1 Administrative memorandum, the selection of providers of housing services for BHRS clients is exempt from the Request for Proposals process.

DISCUSSION:
MHA will provide rehabilitation services for seriously mentally ill adults with co-occurring disorders, as well as emergency short-term housing at the Spring Street Emergency Shelter for homeless clients. MHA will also provide Shelter Plus Care Project coordination, opera...

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