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Final Public Input Meeting To Be Held On Proposed Mental Health Facility Tomorrow


Monday, August 30, 2010



Archived. This is an older press release from 2010 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What:

Contra Costa Health Services’ Mental Health Division is hosting a community meeting tomorrow to get public input on the use of purchased property at 20 Allen Street in Martinez. The two options being considered are a mental health voluntary assessment and recovery urgent care clinic that would serve all age groups and a voluntary crisis residential facility for adults.

A fact sheet that describes both proposals will be available online

Funding for the selected proposal will come from several sources, including the Mental Health Services Act, otherwise known as Proposition 63.

When:

The meeting is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 31 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center - Parkside Room, 320 Civic Drive (off Taylor Blvd), Pleasant Hill. County shuttle vans will depart from the Pleasant Hill BART station at 4:30 and 4:40 p.m. and the Concord BART station at 4:17 and 4:27 p.m. Call Mental Health Consumer Concerns at 925-521-1230 or Putman Clubhouses at 925-691-4276 to arrange shuttle transportation from East or West County.

How:

The plan is available online at www.cchealth.org/services/mental_health/ or by request at the Mental Health Administration Offices, 1340 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez.

Why:

The Mental Health Services Act, passed by voters in 2004, includes a Capital Facilities component in which local counties can receive state funding to build facilities where people can get mental health services. The primary goal of the Capital Facilities Needs funds is to expand opportunities for accessible community-based services for clients and their families. The objective is to reduce disparities in mental health services provided to underserved groups.

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