Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

About the Mental Health Services Act
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides funding to counties to expand and develop innovative and integrated mental health services for children, youth, adults, and older adults. California voters passed Proposition 63 in November 2004 as the result of a grassroots coalition intending to transform public mental health care.

The intent of this website is to inform and invite you to participate in the implementation of the MHSA.
Maggie and Jane - Maggie Had Found a Home by Louise Hope


The MHSA addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention, and service needs:
  • Older Adults and Dependent Adults Program provides in-home services to disabled adults, at- risk adults and older adults including outreach, education, assessment and treatment.
  • Regional Services reaches out and engages adults living in the outlying areas of Humboldt County and provides services to them as needed.
  • Comprehensive Community Treatment provides intensive community services and supports to clients to decrease hospitalization and achieve recovery.
  • The Hope Center is a peer-run center that provides peer-to-peer education and support, system navigation and linkage to services.
  • Transition Age Youth (TAY) Advocacy and Peer Support provides activities for youth and young adults ages 16-26 that are responsive to their needs, fostering youth development, advocacy, community engagement and youth wellness.
  • Suicide Prevention Program provides community education, outreach and engagement, and capacity building assistance around suicide prevention.
  • Parent Partners offer assistance in navigating the DHHS system, linking parents and caregivers with community resources, building natural supports and helping them identify their personal wellness goals.
  • Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) provides funding to the Humboldt County Office of Education to support the adoption and organization of evidence-based behavioral interventions that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.

Plans or Updates

When a new Plan or Update is ready for public comment, stakeholders will be informed via email and through a posting on this webpage. For additional information, contact MHSA Coordinator Cathy Rigby at