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Mental Health Services Act Funding to Regional Centers

The Department of Developmental Services is receiving Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Funds for regional centers to develop and oversee innovative training. These projects focus on prevention, early intervention, and treatment for children, families, and adult consumers with mental health diagnoses.

Regional centers are receiving MHSA funding for projects to:

  • Improve the care for persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness by training direct service providers and families;
  • Expand community capacity by providing best practice training for clinicians & other professionals; and
  • Address opportunities and obstacles towards improving the delivery systems at the local level by conducting Regional Planning Summits statewide.

DDS is pleased to announce funding available to regional centers:

MHSA Project Information:

  • Support Materials from Past Regional Center MHSA Training
    The curriculum, training and support materials developed by each regional center are available so that persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness, families, direct service providers, regional centers, clinicians, and other professionals can access them.
  • Regional Center Training Announcements
    If you are interested in participating in MHSA training, please e-mail the contact person at the hosting regional center for registration information.

For additional information regarding MHSA funding, please contact JoEllen Fletcher, at (916) 654-2133 or Renee Carnes at (916) 657-2692.

Last Updated: 3/2/2018