Overview 

The purpose of Community Services and Supports (CSS) component is to address the unmet needs of adults with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). The MHSA required that planning resulted in initiatives, campaigns, policies and programs that reflected the following core values:

  • Community Collaboration
  • Culturally Competent services
  • Integrated Service experiences
  • Wellness & Recovery-oriented services
  • Increased consumer and family member involvement

Local Programs 

The following programs were developed through the CSS Community Planning Process. Each of these programs has been approved by the Ongoing Planning Council, the local stakeholder group responsible for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Planning, and by the California State Department of Mental Health. The programs below address one of the following priorities developed in the community planning process:

  • Reduce homelessness
  • Reduce involvement with justice and child welfare systems
  • Reduce hospitalization and frequent emergency medical care
  • Promote a client- and family-driven system
  • Reduce ethnic and regional service disparities
  • Develop necessary infrastructure for the systems of care

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Plan Requirements 

The CSS Community Planning Process required local stakeholders to recognize the following parameters for this funding stream:

  • All ages must be served;
  • At least 51% of the funds must support Full Service Partnerships.
  • Disparities in access to services for underserved populations and regions of the County must be addressed.

Additional Information 

For more information about PEI in Alameda County, please contact:
Carl Pascual at cpascual@acbhcs.org or (510) 777-2156.