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Steinberg Institute applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s vision to care for California’s most vulnerable residents

Today Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new framework for providing community-based care and support for Californians struggling with severe mental health and substance use disorders. Called “Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Court,” the proposal would create […]

Nation’s Leading Mental Health Organizations Offer a Comprehensive Roadmap for Reimagining Crisis Response for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders and Suicide Prevention

With More than Half of Americans Experiencing Emotional Distress, Comprehensive Plan for 988 Crisis Hotline Envisions Robust Continuum of Care – from Prevention to Recovery Washington, D.C. – November 18, 2021 – A collaborative of 15 of the […]

Governor Newsom Signed AB 816

Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of AB 816 will save lives and help tens of thousands of homeless Californians with chronic health conditions

SACRAMENTO – Californians experiencing homelessness and living with chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness, will soon have life-saving access to housing, thanks to today’s signature on AB 816 by Governor Gavin Newsom. The law, authored by […]

California’s commitment of $20 million to launch the 988 crisis line is praised as first step to a comprehensive mental health crisis solution

Contact: Tara Gamboa-Eastman –  On Friday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced it will invest $20 million in California’s network of emergency call centers to support the launch of a new 988 hotline, an alternative to […]

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