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Media Advisory

REMINDER: Mental Health Services Act Forum on January 16th in Richmond

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services, a division of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), invites anyone interested in discussing local public mental health services in relation to Serving Immigrant Communities to participate in a public forum on Wednesday, January 16, in Richmond.

The forum offers the opportunity to express the needs of the community and meet with service providers to discuss current issues relevant to supporting mental health in Serving Immigrant Communities. These discussions will help inform future use of local Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding.


All members of the public are welcome, including Immigrants, their families, people working with Immigrants and interested members of the community.

RSVP to attend a forum by emailing – please include "MHSA Forum" in the subject line – or by telephoning 925-957-2617.

Attendees may also mail RSVPs to MHSA, 1220 Morello Avenue, Suite 100, Martinez, CA 94553.


Wednesday, January 16th at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, Ca 94804. The first 30 minutes will allow for registration and networking with community based organizations at the event.


Contra Costa County's current MHSA budget provides $51.6 million to more than 80 mental health programs and services. Forum goals include identifying service needs, priorities and strategies to inform the county's MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for fiscal years 2020-2023.

The forum will include an overview of how MHSA works and how funding is currently used in Contra Costa.

Visit to read the plan and other information about the MHSA in Contra Costa.

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  • Vicky Balladares,