It’s been five years since the MHSA Housing Program launched and it’s already made quite an impact! The “Father” of voter approved Proposition 63 – The Mental Health Services Act - Senator Darrell Steinberg was in Los Angeles for the 5th year Anniversary Event and the beautiful new Villas at Gower in Hollywood. Los Angeles County Director of Department of Mental Health Marvin J. Southard and LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky both discuss the incredible impact that the program has made both with those who need stable housing most as well as the bottom line impact. LA County Public Affairs Director Kathleen Piche’ joined us in studio to give more information on the more than 33 housing projects JUST in LA County!
Prop. 63 makes a difference in each County and community statewide. This week, we learn about the Hmong community’s unique history and their needs in terms of mental health care. A big part of the study and focus of Prop. 63 funding has been to “reduce disparities and be culturally competent” in outreach and services to California’s many diverse communities. Nenick and Natalie join Jennifer on our Prop. 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment to discuss the Hmong history and how MHSA funding has made an impact on the Hmong community, the nation’s largest here in California!