Mental Health Consumers can work for County AND serve on Boards/Commissions - 2015: There is an important change affecting all CA Mental & Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions. This change affects the criteria for members of Mental/Behavioral Health Boards. Consumers (adults with mental illness) who work for County Mental Health (or contractors) can now be appointed to boards (WIC Code 5604 (3) (d) (1) and (2).
$2 Billion for "No Place Like Home" Initiative 2016: A major new California Initiative, “No Place Like Home”, directs $2 Billion state-wide for housing chronically homeless adults with mental illness. This changes W&I Code regarding the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), directing $2 Billion state-wide for housing chronically homeless adults with mental illness.