Community residents are invited to review and comment on the Humboldt County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update 2021-2022. This update includes a proposed Innovation program—the Resident Engagement and Support Team (REST).
The REST proposal is awaiting approval from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, and community comments about the proposal will be shared with the Commission.
In 2004, California voters approved Proposition 63, or MHSA, which placed a 1 percent tax on personal incomes in excess of $1 million. This revenue is used to develop and support local mental health programs for children, youth, adults and older adults.
The comment period runs through May 27, 2021. A public hearing is scheduled for May 27, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. and will be facilitated by the Humboldt County Behavioral Health Board via Zoom. Additional information on the public hearing will be available on the Behavioral Health Board's May agenda at https://humboldtgov.org/426/Behavioral-Health-Board.
The MHSA Annual Update is available for review here: MHSA-Annual-Update-2021-2022.
Feedback can be provided by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing comments to DHHS Behavioral Health, attn: MHSA Comments, 720 Wood St., Eureka, CA 95501. To request a printed copy of the plan, call 707-441-3770 or toll-free 866-320-8911.
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