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File #: 15-1383    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/13/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2015 Final action: 12/15/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 222-S1611 with Only Kindness, Inc., for the provision of outreach and engagement services to help individuals/families who are homeless or soon to be homeless and have a mental illness, expiring June 30, 2018, with a maximum contractual obligation of $105,216; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 222-S1611, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Grant, Mental Health Services Act.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 12-15-15, 2. B - Only Kindness Agreement 222-S1611, 12-15-15, 3. Executed Agreement 222-S1611
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Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 222-S1611 with Only Kindness, Inc., for the provision of outreach and engagement services to help individuals/families who are homeless or soon to be homeless and have a mental illness, expiring June 30, 2018, with a maximum contractual obligation of $105,216; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 222-S1611, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Grant, Mental Health Services Act.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommends the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Only Kindness, Inc. (Only Kindness) to provide outreach and engagement services to help individuals/families who are homeless or soon to be homeless and have a mental illness, expiring June 30, 2018, with a maximum contractual obligation of $105,216.

The County Mental Health Division provides medically necessary mental health services to individuals with a serious mental illness; the Mental Health Division does not operate an outreach or engagement program for the homeless. Only Kindness has an Accredited Disability Representative on staff trained to assist individuals in need of Social Security processing, and has infrastructure in place to implement the program immediately. Therefore, HHSA has determined, in accordance with Section 3.13.030 of the County ordinance, it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor for outreach and engagement services that require specialty skills to reach the target population of people with serious mental illness, including those with co...

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