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File #: 21-699    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/13/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Heart and Soul, Inc. for consumer-run peer-support services and health and wellness services for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023; Helping Our Peers Emerge Pilot Program for the term July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022; and Help@Hand Peer-ed Supports for Help@Hand Pilot and Technology Supports for Clients for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $2,188,060.
Attachments: 1. 20210914_r_Heart and Soul, 2. 20210914_a_Heart and Soul
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 Heart and Soul, Inc. for Consumer-Run Peer-Support Services, Health and Wellness Services, and Technology Supports for Clients

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Heart and Soul, Inc. for consumer-run peer-support services and health and wellness services for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023; Helping Our Peers Emerge Pilot Program for the term July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022; and Help@Hand Peer-ed Supports for Help@Hand Pilot and Technology Supports for Clients for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $2,188,060.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2002, the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health identified consumer-operated self-help and peer-support services as critical components of effective community mental health systems. As a key service strategy in the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) requirements, these services are essential in supporting consumers as they progress through all phases of wellness and recovery, including periods of relapse. Peer-support services are cost-effective and have been found to reach and engage mental health clients who otherwise may not be able to participate in community activity programs on their own. In 2009, Heart and Soul, Inc. (Heart and Soul) was established as an independent 501(c)(3) consumer-run organization to provide peer-support and self-help services in San Mateo County. Heart and Soul has been working with Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) since its establishment.

DISCUSSION:
Heart and Soul gives informational, stigma reduction presentations and provides consumer-run peer-support services at five locations in the County. Through the Total Wellness Program, ...

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