Governor of California Gavin Newsom today declared a whopping amount of $480.5 million for 54 projects to bring change in California’s behavioral health structure for children and youth. This project is a part of Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for little ones’ Mental Health. This is a well-known investment that would render grant sponsors to build new facilities and increase current facilities that assist children, youth, transition-age youth, and postnatal individuals with mental health or substance use disorder. Hoopa to get $7.9 Million to sponsor a Community Mental Health.
Governor Newsom said, “We’re overhauling our mental health system to connect young Californians with the care and support they need. Too many Californians are struggling with mental illness and substance abuse. This funding will support critical mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities that have committed to serving the diverse range of children and youth covered by Medi-Cal.”
The primary motive behind introducing these projects is that it will increase great care, mainly in less restrictive, community-based surroundings, with community wellness, youth care centers, and outpatient group mental health clinics. To make this a successful project, Hoopa will get $7.9 Million for the same.
These Projects include:
- $57.4 Million for a Psychiatric Short-Care Hospital– In Los Angeles, the Kedren South Psychiatric Acute Care Hospital & Children’s village will be funded for a psychiatric short-care hospital with additional 36 beds.
- $27.6 Million to medicate substance use disarray, increase aperture in Orange County– The Orange County Health Care Agency will increase adolescent residential treatment provisions for the youth who are facing pain from substance use disorder (SUD) with 32 beds, neonatal residential SUD with 24 beds, and group mental health polyclinic outpatient with 2,626 beds.
- $9.3 million to finance an Adult Residential Treatment Facility in Watsonville– This facility will help Californians who are facing SUD with seven beds and Outpatient care for SUD with 106 beds.
- $7.9 million to finance a Community Mental Health Clinic in Hoopa– It is operated by the Yurok Youth Center, and Hoopa will get $7.9 Million, a grant funds 300 beds in the clinic, a company wellness or youth prevention center with 1,450 beds, outpatient care for SUD with 27 beds, and a school-connected health center with 50 beds.
Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Health & Human Services organization, said that with remarkable and creative state and federal investments in homelessness, health care delivery change, and the social security net, California is conveying historical distance to fulfill the increasing demand for services and support for children and youngsters all over the state.
Michelle Baass, Director of DHCS, said, “With these grants, we significantly increased outpatient capacity related to mental health and substance use disorder services for children and youth. Successful treatments for children and youth experiencing mental health and substance use disorders are evident in outpatient settings that integrate family support. These investments align with other state efforts around integration, such as California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal and the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative.”
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is providing $2.1 billion via six grant rounds, selecting various gaps in the state’s behavioral health services infrastructure.