New Mental Health Model that Helps Homeless and Severely Mentally Ill People That Had No Hope

Join us for an informative talk with Brenda Lee who dealt with schizophrenia and PTSD and how she is now doing well because of her own resiliency and hope, and help from the MHA Village in Long Beach. Executive Director Paul Barry talks about how the program is funded via new MHSA funding from the state which allows for a more comprehensive Recovery Model. He also talks about the employment program and in particular their cookie shoppe – yum. In our Prop. 63 Mental Health Services Action segment with Jennifer Whitney, Mr. Richard Van Horn, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability commission Vice-Chair and a founder of the Village joins us to talk about how the MHSA funding came about and how it really is designed to transform mental health services in a positive way across the state!

Long Beach’s Village Program: or phone 562-437-6717 or for general information: 888-242-2522. If you are outside of the Long Beach service area, you can check out our Resources page to find services near you.

Cookies and other programs that help homeless people with disabilities to get an education, a job and a place to call home: (PS: the cookies are seriously good and it’s like they are fresh out of the oven like your mom makes!) Cookies can be shipped from: or 888-490-6688.

Our guest, Brenda Lee also mentioned how she writes poetry. We asked her to send us a poem and you can find it here.

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