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File #: 19-0895    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/30/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4148 with A Balanced Life: Individual, Child and Family Therapy, Inc., for the provision of therapeutic counseling and related services, for the term of three years from November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2022, with a maximum contractual obligation of $225,000; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4148, 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: Federal 30%, Realignment 70%.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 4148, 2. B - A Balanced Life Agreement 4148, 3. Executed Agreement for Services #4148
Related files: 11-1111, 14-0216, 16-1022
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4148 with A Balanced Life: Individual, Child and Family Therapy, Inc., for the provision of therapeutic counseling and related services, for the term of three years from November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2022, with a maximum contractual obligation of $225,000; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4148, 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: Federal 30%, Realignment 70%.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 16501-16508, HHSA’s Child Welfare Services (CWS) program is required to provide services to promote family reunification for children and families. Such services are designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children.

HHSA maintains agreements with multiple local vendors for the provision of therapeutic counseling and related services to ensure that clients can be referred by their caseworker on an "as requested" basis to receive necessary, and in some cases, Court-mandated services from the most appropriate and conveniently located vendor. Choice of vendor is based upon the specific needs of each individual HHSA client.

HHSA has contracted with A Balanced Life: Individual, Child, and Family Therapy, Inc. for therapeutic counseling and associated services in the South Lake Tahoe area since 2010. (File ID 16-1022) The services provided by A Balanced Life: Individual, Child, and Family Therapy, Inc. include counseling services, parenting classes, and psychological services. These services continue to be a successful tool to support families who are clients of th...

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