Final Public Input Meeting To Be Held On Proposed Mental Health Facility
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Community members are urged to participate in a final opportunity to give input on the use of purchased property at 20 Allen Street in Martinez. The Mental Health Division of Contra Costa Health Services is hosting a community meeting August 31 to discuss two uses of the property to offer more flexible, cost-efficient and accessible mental health services outside of a hospital setting. The first proposed use is a voluntary assessment and recovery urgent care clinic that would serve all age groups. The second proposed use is a voluntary crisis residential facility for adults. Contra Costa Mental Health urges all comments pertaining to the proposed services, building and location. Funding for the selected proposal will come from several sources, including the Mental Health Services Act, otherwise known as Proposition 63.
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 Putnam Clubhouses at 925-691-4276 to arrange shuttle transportation from East or West County.
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.
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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