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.
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The MHSA addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention, and service needs:
  • Older/Dependent Adult Services provides co-located, integrated mental health services by a clinician, with the Adult Protective Services (APS) and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program.
  • Crisis Intervention Services (CIS) provides the coordination of crisis intervention services in partnership with law enforcement.
  • Comprehensive Community Treatment (CCT) is a team treatment approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
  • The Hope Center is a client and family member center that provides peer-to-peer education, support, prevention services, wellness activities, and system navigation.
  • Rural Outreach Services Enterprise (ROSE) provides Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD), Social Services, and Public Health mobile outreach services to outlying communities.
  • Telemedicine services provide medication support to outlying areas.
  • Support to Transition-Age Youth (TAY) organizations.
  • The Mental Health Liaison works with families and individuals in the community who have mental health questions, concerns, or need support.

Plans or Updates

Community residents are invited to take a survey to provide input on local mental health services and what new and innovative ideas they think should be included in Humboldt County’s MHSA 2020-2023 three-year plan. The new plan will lay out MHSA-funded programs and expenditures during that time. The survey is part of a larger community planning process that will include meetings throughout the county. Go to to fill out the survey. Email or call 707-441-3770 to request a copy of the survey or get more information.

 MHSA plans and updates are available for a 30-day comment period before they are submitted to the State Department of Mental Health.

When a plan or update is available for public comment, it will be located in the MHSA Documents Open for Public Comment section.