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Facilities & Services

Alameda County’s Mental Health “System”


May 15, 2023: BACS bought the old St. Regis retirement home in Hayward.  Although this press release doesn’t say so, 43 secure hospital beds—a Mental Health Recovery Center—will be built here with money from the state program BHCIP.

Internal Oversight Reports Confirm System's Problems

2021–22 Ala. Co. Grand Jury Final Report: The County's Mental Health System is Too Complex to Navigate

The Civil Grand Jury of Alameda County investigated the challenges faced by adult homeless and near-homeless people and their families as they try to navigate the mental health system to obtain care and heard from  those in need of assistance described the system as fragmented and unresponsive. The Grand Jury found that the system is complex and difficult to navigate.  

See the entire report at https://grandjury.acgov.org/grandjury-assets/docs/2021-2022/Grand.Jury.Report.2022.for.ITD.Web.pdfThe part of the report relating to the Mental Health system is at pages 13-32.

Mental Health Advisory Board Annual Report FY 2021-2022

Alameda County’s own MHAB issued ten recommendations for improvement of the system.  A more complete discussion of the Board’s conclusions can be found at https://www.acbhcs.org/MHB/meeting_doc_22/MHB/MHAB-Annual-Report-FY2021-2022-FINAL-2022.10.18.pdf 

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