Credit score: Workplace of Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and Mayor Todd Gloria introduced Monday 21 transitional housing items, 4 automobiles for disaster care groups and new expertise for psychological well being and habit companies might be funded utilizing $5 million of the $25 million County-Metropolis Behavioral Well being Impression Fund.
“Trauma causes a person to wrestle with psychological sickness, develop into addicted and find yourself on our streets; with the Behavioral Well being Impression Fund we’re making extra assets obtainable to ship the trauma-informed, person-centered care folks want,” Fletcher mentioned. “These initiatives present the success of the Behavioral Well being Impression Fund, and I would love this fund to proceed as a car to broaden the capability of psychological well being and habit companies lengthy after the primary $25 million is spent.”
The Behavioral Well being Impression Fund is meant to offer one-time capital funding for psychological well being and drug remedy suppliers to broaden their capability to offer companies to people. Many organizations have the flexibility to attract down funds from the state and federal authorities for service supply, however usually wouldn’t have the flexibility to take action as a result of they don’t have the bodily capability or gear or amenities required.
Fletcher approached San Diego in regards to the thought to make use of settlement cash from a authorized dispute involving redevelopment cash to fund the capital initiatives. All initiatives supported with the $25 million fund are to be concentrated in San Diego.
“The Behavioral Well being Impression Fund’s funding into these first 5 initiatives might be transformational for a few of our most susceptible neighbors,” Gloria mentioned. “The initiatives we have introduced right now will present lots of of San Diegans with entry to the housing and healthcare they should discover a regular footing and get their life again on monitor.”
5 completely different entities have been funded with the preliminary $5 million, together with the La Maestra Housing for Hope undertaking, positioned at 4135 Fairmount Ave. in Metropolis Heights.
The proposed undertaking consists of remodeling an current 4,867 square-foot constructing right into a 12,400 square-foot, 21-unit, inexpensive transitional housing growth with a housing workplace, group rooms, onsite laundry, storage and a rooftop backyard inside steps of the group’s Hope Clinic for the homeless.
“We’re excited to broaden our built-in behavioral well being mannequin to supply further housing within the metropolis of San Diego,” mentioned Zara Marselian, La Maestra Community Health Center founder and CEO. “The La Maestra Circle of Care supplies patient-centered, trauma-informed care whereas additionally enhancing well-being by incorporating social determinants of well being.”
The La Maestra undertaking represents $4.7 million of the $5 million granted Monday.
The opposite initiatives are:
• $74,301 to the Community Research Foundation to buy three automobiles to instantly transport people staying at three disaster residential remedy areas to medical appointments, housing and different healthcare wants;
• $37,401 to Stepping Stone of San Diego to create further outside house for particular person and group remedy companies and to buy an eight- passenger minivan to broaden transportation to and from medical appointments for purchasers receiving remedy;
• $31,363.80 to the Sharp Healthcare Foundation to buy 65 licenses to implement behavioral well being companies by way of telehealth; and
• $24,100 to Jewish Family Services to buy expertise to implement two new daytime Wi-Fi factors of entry for homeless outreach staff to offer telehealth companies as a part of their Drive Secure Parking Program.
The remaining $20 million from the Behavioral Well being Impression Fund might be awarded later this yr.
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