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Crisis Residential Treatment Facility - Opened April 23, 2022

The Crisis Residential Treatment Facility (CRT) is an eight to ten bed, short-term mental health facility designed to serve individuals who are experiencing acute psychiatric crisis and whose adaptive functioning is moderately impaired. CRTs provide short-term, intensive and supportive services in a home-like environment through an active social rehabilitation program that is certified by the California Department of Health Care Services and licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and are designed to improve the lives and adaptive functioning of those they serve.

Funding is a collaborative effort between Measure B and the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA).

April 2024 Update: Phoenix House is open and operational. Clients must be referred through Redwood Community Crisis Services. 

March ’24: 14 individuals served, 210 total bed days. Program to Date: 279 individuals served.

Program to Date: 293 individuals served.

Approved Program Budget:

Design and Construction - $3,700,000
Construction Project Management - $331,738
Architectural/Engineering/Environmental Services: $758,579.72

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Grand Opening
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Ribbon Cutting

Psychiatric Hospital Facility

The Measure B Committee is still reviewing options regarding a Psychiatric Health Facility within Mendocino County.

April 2024 Update: Nacht & Lewis (Architect), AECOM (Construction Management Service), and county staff have been meeting regularly on the design, construction, and programming requirements for the Psychiatric Health Facility at Whitmore Lane. Demolition of the building is complete.

As the original entrance to the property will be changing from Whitmore Lane to now be accessible from South State Street, the new address for the site of the Psychiatric Health Facility will now be 2840 South State Street.

Demolition on the existing structure began in July 2023:

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Fort Bragg Crisis Respite

On August 25, 2021, the Mental Health Treatment Act Citizens’ Oversight Committee voted to recommend that Measure B funds be used to contribute to the operations of Crisis Respite Services in the city of Fort Bragg for Coastal Residents. Many stakeholders working in the mental health field have expressed firm commitment to the project, such as the City of Fort Bragg Homeless Ad Hoc Committee, the Fort Bragg Police Department, Adventist Health, Redwood Quality Management Company, and Redwood Community Services (RCS). Adventist Health has proposed to lease a facility to RCS, who has agreed to operate the facility using a similar model as the operation of the Madrone House in Redwood Valley. The proposed program could be open and operational in approximately 6 months.

April 2024 Update: There were 5 clients served. 1 admissions and 1 discharges in March. 2 unduplicated clients.  Two people were able to connect to long-term services and receive temporary housing 1 person was able to connect to inland services and receive further care at Madrone House in preparation for a CRT endorsement. 1 client was successfully linked to long term resources for housing and is waiting for imminent placement. Cypress had 114 bed days.

Approved Program Budget: $240,000 over Four (4) years

Crisis Assessment and Psychiatric Hospitalization Aftercare

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services plans to contract with a community agency to provide follow-up services to all individuals not eligible for county Medi-Cal services being discharged from a psychiatric hospital stay or receiving a crisis (5150) assessment. Services include case management, linkage, medication management, and rehabilitation.

April 2024 Update: Measure B funding continues to provide a pathway for individuals who historically have not had access to crisis after care services reaching parity for non-Medi-Cal recipients.

Apr24 Crisis Aftercare

 Approved Program Budget: $260,000 per year for Four (4) years

Mobile Crisis Response Team Pilot

To develop a mobile crisis response team between law enforcement and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services that responds and provides crisis support, outreach and engagement during emergency responses concerning mental health needs within the community.

The Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department is working with Mendocino County Sheriffs Office and Ukiah Police Department on developing these teams. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services will be hiring three staff Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist to work with the two Law Enforcement agencies in responding to calls. The agencies are in the process of interviewing for these positions.

April 2024 Update: We have three full-time staff responding seven days a week. Hours vary throughout the week: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday to Sunday. We continue to recruit to fill vacant positions. January ’23: 38 total calls, 68 unduplicated individuals served; 1 resulting in 5150.

  • February ’23: 50 total calls, 36 unduplicated individuals served; 4 resulting in 5150.
  • Year to date FY 23/24: 468 total calls, 349 unduplicated individuals served; 24 resulting in 5150.

Approved Program Budget: $340,000 per year for Four (4) years

Community Education, Awareness, and Support

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services plans to contract with a community agency to provide community education and trainings around mental health to law enforcement, physicians, community leaders, and community members to reduce discrimination and stigma. In addition, the contracted agency will assist individuals and families in navigating the community resources and services.

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has drafted a Request for Proposal that will be released soon.

NAMI continues to hold monthly Native Wellness Collaboration meetings and working on the best way to communicate information out to the public to get involved. A “Meet and Greet” was held on August 9, 2023, in lieu of the monthly Native Wellness Collaboration meeting.

Approved Program Budget: $350,000 per year for Four (4) years

Behavioral Health Regional Training Center

The Behavioral Health Regional Training Center in Redwood Valley nears completion. Education will be geared toward equipping first responders, law enforcement, mental health professionals, and other individuals vested in mental health with skills to detect and handle mental illness more efficiently. 

There are still a few minor items left to finalize. Staff are ironing out the training facility reservation process.

For booking availability and general inquiries, community members are encouraged to contact

Click here for more BHRTC information.

Mental Health Treatment Act Audit

An auditor has been selected to examine management’s assertion that the entity complied with the expenditure restrictions as described in Chapter 5.180 of the Mendocino County Code entitled the “Mental Health Treatment Act” during each of the periods July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, and July 1, 2021, to June 30. Total contract cost $6,000.

The audits for periods 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020, 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021, and 7/1/2021 – 6/30/2022 were completed. A copy was provided to the Measure B Committee and was also included in the Measure B June 22nd agenda materials. A Measure B Ad hoc committee has been established to review and make recommendations in regards to the audit.