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File #: 19-1299    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/22/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4285 with A Helping Hand Homecare, LLC, for the provision of in-home and community support services, in the amount of $900,000 for the term of three years from December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022; 2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is more economical and feasible to contract with A Helping Hand Homecare, LLC for services provided under this Agreement 4285 because the County does not possess the staff to perform said services; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4285, 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: 100% State Funding - Mental Health Services Act.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, A Helping Hand Homecare, 4285, 2. B - Helping Hand Homecare, 4285, 3. Executed Agreement 4285
Related files: 17-0551, 16-0976
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4285 with A Helping Hand Homecare, LLC, for the provision of in-home and community support services, in the amount of $900,000 for the term of three years from December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022;
2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is more economical and feasible to contract with A Helping Hand Homecare, LLC for services provided under this Agreement 4285 because the County does not possess the staff to perform said services; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4285, 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: 100% State Funding - Mental Health Services Act.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5600.1, “The mission of California’s mental health system shall be to enable persons experiencing severe and disabling mental illnesses …to access services and programs that assist them, in a manner tailored to each individual, to better control their illness, to achieve their personal goals, and to develop skills and supports leading to their living in the most constructive and satisfying lives possible in the least restrictive available settings.” To facilitate this mission, the Board approved Agreement 444 with A Helping Hand Homecare, LLC (A Helping Hand) on October 11, 2016 (File ID: 16-0976, Item No. 21) for the provision of an in-home and community support services.

In addition, California voters passed Proposition 63 (MHSA), in November 2004 and MHSA was enacted into law January 1, 2005. MHSA imposes a one percent (1%) tax on personal taxable income above $1,000,000. The funds are distributed to the counties throughout the State and ...

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