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Panel Discussion Covered County Role in Mental Health for Homeless

From left to right are: an unidentified man who works for Didi Hirsch, Jenna Rodson, who works for Didi Hirsch, Rebecca Watson, Inner City Law Center, Libby Boyce Department of Mental Health and Maria Funk, Department of Mental Health. Chelsea Cevemone was the moderator.

Shiela Kuehl’s office staff assembled a group of five in the mental health fields to talk to residents about the situation in Los Angeles and give  an overview of what each does.  The group met at Beyond Baroque Tuesday evening to a packed audience.

According to Maria Funk 27 to 31 percent of the homeless are mentally ill.  Monies from Measure H will be used by the county to provide help for the mentally ill.  Many of the members explained what they did and that they will be doing even more now that the system is up and running.

Libby Boyce explains the new outreach system established as a result of Measure H to get the homeless into services.

Comments (2)

  1. Angela McGregor

    Glad to see that they’re stepping up outreach, but we still need to address the severe lack of hospital beds and the legal ability to mandate treatment for this population. See: https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/how-bring-sanity-our-mental-health-system

  2. Nick Antonicello

    If this isn’t the biggest crock of shit by lifetime bureaucrats seeking more tax dollars to piss away, nothing is!

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