What is Capital Facilities?
Funds used to improve the infrastructure of public mental health services. Capital Facilities allows counties to acquire, develop or renovate buildings to house and support MHSA programs. Technology supports counties in transforming and modernizing clinical and administrative information systems as well as increasing consumer and family members’ access to health information and records electronically within a variety and private settings. The last CF/TN funds were allocated in 2013-2014, but a portion of CSS funds can be used to address new workplans or projects.
North Palm Springs Adult Residential Facility – Roy’s Behavioral Health Oasis
Riverside County is converting a homeless shelter (Roy’s Place) into a large Adult Residential Facility with a 90-100 bed capacity. The facility is located in North Palm Springs
It is located in a commercial building that also houses outpatient FSP program, 24/7 homeless drop in center and permanent supportive housing.
The project will establish a licensed augmented residential care facility. The facility will include 45-50 bedrooms, indoor-outdoor activity areas, common living areas, restroom/showers, laundry facility, commercial kitchen and dining room, staff offices and meeting rooms. It will serve 90- 100 individual adults per day.
The facility is now opening and serving consumers.
RUHS-BH has identified a need to establish community based programs that can effectively engage and serve individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system, whose contact is related to an untreated or ineffectively treated mental health and/or substance use disorder (SUD). RUHS-BH seeks to establish programs that achieve the goals of diversion and/or alternatives to incarceration for qualified offenders. These individuals often have mental health, substance abuse, and trauma-related histories and are in need of engagement, case management, housing, and community supports to effectively treat their disorder.
The ARC Program will provide a fully integrated residential and outpatient approach to treating serious mental health and SUDs, with the purpose of providing opportunities for diversion from incarceration and correctional facilities, reducing recidivism, and engaging individuals in restorative justice activities. Integrated care will provide residential and intensive outpatient treatment, case management, support, and wraparound services based on the principles of mental health and substance abuse recovery. Additionally, physical health care will be offered to ensure that the consumer is receiving the appropriate level of care.
The planned 54-bed facility will accept three different populations of consumers: consumers with chronic mental illness, consumers with chronic SUDs, and consumers with co-morbid diagnosis of mental illness, SUD, physical health, and consumers with co-occurring disorders. The ARC Program aims to interrupt the cycle of incarceration to be the first step on a recovery journey. ARC will be located in the City of Riverside.
The Place, located in the City of Riverside, opened in 2007 and provides permanent housing for 25 adults, along with supportive services, laundry, shower facilities, meals, referrals, and fellowship for drop-in center guests. The drop-in center safehaven operates all year long, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and serves as a portal of entry for hard-to-engage homeless individuals with a serious mental health disorder. Safehaven had 6,522 total visits in FY 18/19. The permanent housing component operated at above 100% occupancy over the course of the year. Overall, more than 91% of residents of the Place maintained stable housing for one year or longer.
The Place is 13 years old. The population served has changed over time. In partnership with the City of Riverside, RUHS-BH plans to renovate the facilities.
RUHS – Behavioral Health Diversion Campus
The RUHS-Behavioral Health Diversion Campus programs will serve consumers facing homelessness and who have been justice-involved due to lower level offenses, and who have a moderate behavioral health disorder. Diversion Campus participants would have access to residential services, Full Service Partnerships and Intensive Outpatient Treatment, including safe, drug-free housing for the entire duration of a consumer’s stay at the campus. The purpose is to provide these consumers with needed treatment to improve care, reduce recidivism, and preserve public safety in conjunction with County Public Safety partners.
Restorative Transformation Center Diversion Program
The Restorative Transformation Center (RTC) will be a 30-bed facility used to deliver Social Rehabilitation Services with two distinct populations.
The first population is individuals charge with an offense in Riverside County who would benefit from a pre-trial, mental health diversion program. The program anticipates serving an average of 60 consumers per year. Program participants are individuals with a serious mental illness who have committed certain felony crimes and are found by the Court to be incompetent to stand trial due to their mental illness.
The mission is to provide intensive community-based psychiatric treatment for these individuals, so that instead remaining in custody waiting for transfer to a State Hospital for competency restoration, will transfer to a residential behavioral health treatment program. The ultimate purpose of this program is not competency restoration for adjudication, but rather for long-term psychiatric stabilization.
The second population is adult consumers that need treatment services and are unable to care for themselves independently, but can be cared for in a Social Rehabilitation Program (SRP) that provides psychiatric care in a normal home environment. This includes a high level of care, stringent staff requirements, 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week supervision and treatment assistance and community participation at all levels. SRP services include: Intensive diagnostic evaluation; full-day treatment program with an active pre-vocational and vocational component; special education services; outreach and linkage to the general social service system; and skill-development therapies to assist moving toward living in a less structured setting.