Sacramento County Preparing Plan for Expanded Mental Health Services Money
Sacramento County expects to get 21-Million dollars a year from the state to expand mental health services. County officials are asking for community input on how to spend the money.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
The money comes from Proposition 63 – the Mental Health Services Act passed by voters last November. County Health and Human Services Director Jim Hunt says they want to get input from mental health clients, families and advocates to identify unmet needs. We are really excited about this opportunity. It’s a whole new way of looking at how we deliver mental health services, how we can involve the people who receive those services in developing their own treatment plans and deciding on what services we will provide. County officials plan to submit their plan to the state this summer. The Mental Health Services Act is funded through a new tax surcharge levied on filers who earn more than a Million dollars. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.