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Published on: 4/24/2013 3:45 PM
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Our Vision

The public mental health system is successful in helping to ensure that all residents in need of public mental health services are:

  • Physically and emotionally healthy happy and thriving
  • In a safe and permanent living situation
  • Part of a loving and supportive social network
  • Involved in meaningful school, work activities
  • Safe from harm from the environment or others

Our Mission

To assist individuals in our community affected by mental illness and serious emotional disturbance to achieve their hopes, dreams and quality of life goals. To accomplish this, services must be delivered in the least restrictive, non-stigmatizing, most accessible environment within a coordinated system of community and self-care, respectful of a person's family and loved ones, language, culture, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity.

Our Values

We believe without reservation:

  • All people have the right to mental health and well being
  • All people must be treated with fairness, respect and dignity in a culturally and linguistically competent way
  • With effective treatment and support, recovery from mental illness is achieveable
  • Consumers will actively participate in their own recovery and treatment goal
  • Consumers and their families will be at the center in development, delivery, implementation and evaluation of their treatment
  • The system of care must have a structure and process for ensuring access to needed services for potential and current consumers
  • All people must have access to the highest quality and most effective integrated services

Who We Serve

  • County Medi-Cal beneficiaries needing specialty mental health services
  • County residents in need of involuntary psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • County residents eligible for MHSA funded services
  • County special education students who qualify through AB3632
  • County custody populations
  • County residents with acute mental health needs who lack resources

Strategic Priorities

  • Expand focus to include: promotion, prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support across life span
  • Build capacity within key partners to assure mental health literacy integration with primary care, improved access to service
  • Increase ethnic and cultural population access to engagement in services through new innovative strategies
  • Increase community mental health knowledge and understanding to prevent problems, reduce stigma and assure access