HSH and DPH will present at a hearing at the Budget and Appropriations Committee on non-profit workers’ wages and the ability for City-funded homeless and mental health service providers to recruit and maintain qualified and adequate staffing levels.
On December 6, 2019, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance (the Ordinance) amending the Administrative Code to establish Mental Health San Francisco (Mental Health SF). This new program is designed to provide access to mental health
services, substance use treatment, and psychiatric medications to adult San Francisco residents with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder who are homeless, uninsured, or enrolled in Medi-Cal or Healthy San Francisco. The Ordinance establishes a Mental Health SF Implementation Working Group to advise policymakers – via formal recommendations – on the design and implementation of Mental Health SF efforts. HSH is an active participant in the working group monthly meetings, which occur the fourth Tuesday of the month.