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Antonovich Motion Increases Treatment Resources for Homeless Mentally Ill

Passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, a motion by Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich allocates nearly $5 million dollars for a pilot program increasing transitional treatment services for homeless mentally ill released from hospitals, jails or courts.
 
"Long-term solutions and effective treatment will help replace a broken system of warehousing without healing," said Antonovich.  "This requires a systematic approach to assist chronically homeless transition directly into permanent, service-linked independent living arrangements,"
 
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority census figures reveal that a clear majority of the nearly 35,000 chronically homeless in Los Angeles County suffer from mental illness and/or substance addiction.
 
The Department of Mental Health currently contracts with eleven mental health facilities that provide inpatient treatment for 764 individuals countywide — however, many individuals face an approximate three-month waiting period for treatment.
 
Antonovich’s motion increases the number individuals served and monitors the program’s success to improve outcomes for the chronically homeless.

Antonovich Motion Increases Treatment Resources for Homeless Mentally Ill

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