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File #: 20-0241    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services #4608 with California MENTOR Family Home Agency, LLC, for the provision of Foster Care Placement Services, in the amount of $100,000 for the three year term to commence upon final execution; 2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 (B) that “Specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work;” as this vendor, California MENTOR Family Home Agency, LLC, provides foster care placement services specific to the special needs of this individual client; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or their designee to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services #4608, 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 f...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS-4608, 2. B - AGMT 4608- CA MENTOR -, 3. Executed Agreement 4608
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services #4608 with California MENTOR Family Home Agency, LLC, for the provision of Foster Care Placement Services, in the amount of $100,000 for the three year term to commence upon final execution;
2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 (B) that “Specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work;” as this vendor, California MENTOR Family Home Agency, LLC, provides foster care placement services specific to the special needs of this individual client; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or their designee to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services #4608, 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 from 1991 Social Services Realignment.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
HHSA is responsible for the administration and provision of Child Welfare Services (CWS.) Pursuant to the provisions of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (“WIC”) Section 305, 625, 626(b) and 16500 et seq., HHSA has a duty to provide protection in the form of emergency shelter care and/or foster care placement for certain children and/or non-minor dependents who have been taken into protective custody by County’s Health and Human Services Agency (“HHSA”) or who are adjudicated dependents or wards of the court (collectively hereinafter referred to as “Client(s)”).

HHSA has a Client who is a non-minor dependent with disabilities, who had been residing in a high cost group home from January 9, 2017 through October 7, 2019, and is ready to transition to a lower level of care. However HHSA has been unable to secure an appropriate placement to meet the Client’s needs.

Due to the Client’s disabil...

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