Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust support life-changing mental health initiatives across California with $10 million in grants

These partners will receive funds for a range of initiatives addressing vulnerable populations’ mental health, addiction, homelessness and wellness needs. The first round of grants is, in part, focused on new and existing Providence St. Joseph Health programs and services infrastructure, including Well Being Trust’s efforts across the state. Read the news here »

These initiatives include:

Southern California

  • School-Based Adolescent Mental Health System – This initiative will equip teachers, parents and high school students within the Anaheim Union High School District in Orange County with the tools to address mental health issues, including the train-the-trainer and peer-to-peer models. The program is administered by the Promotion, Prevention and Intervention Mental Health Network at St. Joseph Hoag Health.
  • Whole Person Care Model-Mental Health and Primary Care Integration - This extensive integrated mental health and primary care model in Orange County is administered by St. Joseph Hoag Health and specifically addresses issues facing new mothers, seniors, high-risk medical patients and caregivers.
  • Outpatient Crisis Stabilization – This Los Angeles County-focused initiative will support the start-up phase of the Providence Outpatient Center for Crisis Stabilization (POCCS) at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center. Crisis stabilization is an outpatient service designed to address immediate psychiatric emergencies, many of which can be resolved in less than 24 hours.
  • Perinatal to 5 Mental Health Services - The grant will provide for in-home therapists assigned to women/families at risk during a pregnancy; hire a specialist to engage families and community partners; and support mental health consultants at early childhood education sites to assist at-risk children in mental and physical health, sensory/motor concerns, and nutrition. The program is administered by Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
  • Safety Net Integration Program – Strengthening the support system for disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the San Fernando Valley, this initiative increases vulnerable populations’ access to health and wellness services at Providence Holy Cross, Mission Hills. Patient navigators will assess patients; tele-psychiatry services will be implemented; and a program manager will coordinate monthly case conference meetings with members of the care team.
  • Mental Health Community Partnership – The Community Mental Health Partnership initiative addresses homelessness and substance abuse by contracting with community agencies to expand services led by Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. A mental health specialist will conduct initial mental health and social care intervention for emergency department patients and those inpatients recommended by clinical social workers and physicians. In addition, the grant will help provide shelter to homeless patients.
  • Mental Health Navigation – Licensed clinical social workers at Providence Saint John’s Health Center will provide a coordinated, culturally and linguistically appropriate case management approach for Medi-Cal and Medicare patients who need to connect with mental health providers in the community.
  • Implementing Collaborative Care for Mental Health – This grant will pilot an integrated care model for mental health in the primary care setting. The program is administered by the Santa Monica Family Physicians at Providence St. Joseph Health.

Northern California

  • Committee on the Shelterless - Sonoma County Coordinated Health, Wellness, and Housing Initiative - The grant will support a pilot program serving nearly 1,000 people who are homeless, many of whom struggle with mental health and or substance use disorders. Services provided include assessments, stabilization, necessary health and preparation for placement into permanent supportive housing.
  • Addressing Mental Health, Addictions and Homelessness - In collaboration with Napa County Health and Human Services and other partners, the program will expand tele-psychiatry available in the emergency department and hospital, add CARE Network staff to facilitate access to mental health and substance abuse interventions, and establish new mental health crisis stabilization services, detoxification services, respite care and housing.
  • Sonoma County Whole Person Care Strategy – This initiative will address the needs of Medi-Cal patients who are homeless and/or at risk of homelessness, have a mental health needs; have other co-occurring health conditions; are high users of emergency services and currently receive services from multiple agencies.  The grant will fund the ThinkSmart digital transaction management system, which helps integrate integrated service delivery across multiple organizations throughout Sonoma County. This program is administered by the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation.
  • Humboldt County Mental Health and Wellness Initiative - This initiative will address the issue of co-occurring mental health and substance abuse by: (1) creating Waterfront Recovery Services, the first and only dual-diagnosis, medical detoxification and residential treatment facility in the county; and (2) establishing Humboldt ACH, a rural Accountable Community for Health. This program is administered by St. Joseph Health’s Humboldt County Mental Health and Wellness Initiative (HCMHWI).