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File #: 20-721    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/29/2020 Final action:
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with One East Palo Alto for multi-cultural wellness center services, outreach and engagement services, mental health first aid, crisis response, and Parent Project for the term July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $570,637.
Attachments: 1. 20200929_r_OEPA_MH, 2. 20200929_a_OEPA_MH
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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 One East Palo Alto for Multi-Cultural Wellness Center Services, Outreach and Engagement Services, Mental Health First Aid, Crisis Response, and Parent Project

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with One East Palo Alto for multi-cultural wellness center services, outreach and engagement services, mental health first aid, crisis response, and Parent Project for the term July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $570,637.

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BACKGROUND:
One East Palo Alto (OEPA) has provided multi-cultural center services and outreach and engagement services for consumers receiving mental health services in East Palo Alto since October 2008. The services are provided by community outreach workers who access and connect community members with appropriate behavioral health services in East Palo Alto.

DISCUSSION:
Through this agreement, OEPA will continue to provide six distinct services: 1) multi-cultural wellness center services that welcome adult behavioral health consumers; 2) outreach, engagement, and linkage services through the East Palo Alto Partnership for Mental Health Outreach; 3) training for community partners about how to identify and help people with mental health issues; 4) a culturally competent crisis response to the Ravenswood City School District; 5) two Parent Project courses teaching parents/caregivers parenting skills focusing on how to improve their relationship with their children funded by Measure K; and 6) activities related to the East Palo Alto Homeless Drop-In Center funded by the Mental Health Services Act.

During the COVID-19 health crisis, OEPA has been maintaining service levels through the use of online meetings and...

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