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File #: 20-0762    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4959 with Wayfinder Family Services, for the provision of “as requested” therapeutic counseling, guardianship navigation and support services, and family assessments, for the term July 1, 2020 through July 30, 2023, with a maximum contractual obligation of $200,000; 2) Make findings in accordance with El Dorado County Ordinance Code, Chapter 3.13.030 (B) "Specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work." Therefore it is appropriate to contract with Wayfinder Family Services for services provided under this Agreement 4959; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4959, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel...
Attachments: 1. A - CRS #4959 Wayfinder Family Service 6/30/20, 2. B - 4959 Wayfinder Family Services 6/30/20, 3. Executed Agreement 4959
Related files: 17-0585
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 4959 with Wayfinder Family Services, for the provision of “as requested” therapeutic counseling, guardianship navigation and support services, and family assessments, for the term July 1, 2020 through July 30, 2023, with a maximum contractual obligation of $200,000;
2) Make findings in accordance with El Dorado County Ordinance Code, Chapter 3.13.030 (B) "Specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work." Therefore it is appropriate to contract with Wayfinder Family Services for services provided under this Agreement 4959; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 4959, 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 and State.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Pursuant to WIC 16501-16508, HHSA’s Child Welfare Services program is required to provide services to promote family reunification for children and families. Such services are designed to promote well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children.

Lilliput Children’s Services merged with Wayfinder Family Services as of July 1, 2020. HHSA has contracted with Lilliput Children’s Services since 2014, specifically for the provision of therapeutic counseling services. Therapies include individual, group, and family counseling and cover subjects such as Parent Coaching/Nurturing, Family Maintenance and Reunification Therapy, Transitioning from Foster Care to Adoption, and Healing Parent Group.

Further, Welfare and Institutions Code 18961 provides for parent education and support programs. The guardianship navigat...

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