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File #: 18-0894    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/24/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 3087 with EDCA Lifeskills, Inc., for the provision of senior peer counseling services, for the term July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020, with a maximum contractual obligation of $80,000; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3087, 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: Mental Health Services Act.
Attachments: 1. A - 3087 EDCA, 2. B - Exh A EDCA SPC, 3. C - Exh B- CountyTravel Policy, 4. D - Exh C HIPAA, 5. Executed Agreement for Services 3087
Related files: 20-0561, 20-0097
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 3087 with EDCA Lifeskills, Inc., for the provision of senior peer counseling services, for the term July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020, with a maximum contractual obligation of $80,000; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 3087, 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: Mental Health Services Act.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 3087 to provide senior peer counseling services for eligible individuals. Approval of this renewal Agreement will allow for the provision of senior peer counseling services for both existing and future clients.

Additionally, HHSA has determined, in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.13.030, it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor due to the specialized nature of the services required under the Senior Peer Counseling project.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On June 20, 2017, the Board adopted and authorized implementation of the FY 2017-18 through FY 2019-2020 Three-Year Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Program and Expenditure Plan (File ID 17-0551, Item 33), which includes the “Senior Peer Counseling” project under the Older Adults Enrichment Project of the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) component. The objective of the Senior Peer Counseling project is to provide free confidential individual peer counseling to adults age 55 and older. Senior peer counselor volunteers are provided with training and supervision by a licensed clinical supervisor. In addition to providing peer counseling services, senior peer counselor volunteers ev...

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