Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
Updates available for MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Projects and Capital Facilities Technological Needs Draft Plans.
What is the Mental Health Services Act?
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides new funding for California's mental health services. The funding comes from a 1% tax on every dollar of personal income over $1 million. MHSA started as "Proposition 63" and was approved by California voters in November, 2004.
The State of California allocates this money to mental health departments for the purpose of transforming and expanding mental health services. Click here for a more detailed description of the MHSA.
What is the new funding in Berkeley?
With the first part of the new funding, we are able to provide:
- Expanded services for homeless people;
- More intensive services for children with serious emotional needs;
- New employment coordination for clients;
- Expanded services to families;
- Expanded consumer advocacy services;
- More services for "transition-age youth" (ages 16 - 25), especially for those who are homeless; and
- Expanded multicultural outreach services.
What is the MHSA Advisory Committee?
The MHSA Advisory Committee provides input and direction into the planning and implementation of the MHSA for the cities of Berkeley and Albany. The MHSA Advisory Committee is responsible for providing feedback on all MHSA Plans and Annual Updates to ensure the overall integrity of MHSA programs and compliance with legislative guidelines. MHSA Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the third Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at 3282 Adeline Street in Berkeley. However, please contact Karen Klatt, MHSA Coordinator, (510) 981-7644, KKlatt@cityofberkeley.info to inquire about specific meeting dates and locations.
Upcoming MHSA Advisory Committee Meetings
March 13 & 27
Family, Youth & Children's Services
3282 Adeline Street
Note: Many of the linked documents below are in PDF format. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
NEW! (4/22/14) CLICK HERE to view the City of Berkeley MHSA FY13-14 Annual Update
(1/22/14) CLICK HERE to view the MHSA INN Plan Update
For comments or questions on the INN Plan Update, contact Karen Klatt, (510) 981-7644, KKlatt@cityofberkeley.info
(May 7, 2013) CLICK HERE to view the City of Berkeley MHSA FY12-13 Annual Update
Haga clic aquí para la solicitud Salud Mental de la Ciudad de Berkeley Ley de Servicios de Salud Mental (MHSA) Año Fiscal 12-13 Actualización Anual
(6/27/12) City of Berkeley MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Project Draft Plan Update
(5/24/12) Click here to view City of Berkeley's MHSA Prudent Reserve Request
(5/24/12) Haga clic aquí para la solicitud de fondos de reserva prudente local de la Ciudad de Berkeley
City of Berkeley MHSA Innovations Plan
Plan MHSA Innovations de la Ciudad de Berkeley
Click here for DRAFT MHSA University Avenue (UA) Homes Proposed Housing Renovation Project
Haga clic aquí para Avenida de Universidad de MHSA preliminar (UA) Casas Proyecto de Renovación de Vivienda Propuesto
Community Letter for Draft Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2010/2011 Update
Draft Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Update Exhibits
City of Berkeley MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Projects Draft Plan (2/22/2011)
Ciudad de Berkeley MHSA Prevención e Intervención Temprana Proyectos para todo el Estado Plan Preliminar(2/22/2011)
Click here for DRAFT CSS 09-10 Update
Click here for DRAFT CSS 09-10 Update (Spanish Version)
Click here to review the DRAFT Workforce, Education & Training (WET) Plan
Click here to learn more about MHSA PEI Plan
Click here to learn about the MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Funding Component (PEI).
Click here to learn more about the new Community Services and Supports Program.
June 23, 2008: MHSA Community Services and Supports 2007 Implementation Progress Report
April 29, 2008: City of Berkeley Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Recommended Actions
February 1, 2008: MHSA One-Time Funds for Berkeley/Albany
MHSA Progress Reports
Click here to go to the Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare Services website.
Karen Klatt, MHSA Coordinator: (510) 981-7644 or KKlatt@cityofberkeley.info
Steve Grolnic-McClurg, Mental Health Manager: (510) 981-5249 or SGrolnic-McClurg@cityofberkeley.info