Ryan Coonerty
Former County Supervisor | Santa Cruz, CA

Former County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty: Novel Strategy to Address Mental Health and Homelessness

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity, Healthcare, Housing

This week, Santa Cruz County, CA Supervisors, including NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty, unanimously approved a new strategy for addressing mental illness among homeless individuals in the county. The “Mental Health Services Act Innovation Plan” aims to enroll approximately 600 people experiencing homelessness. The program will send field teams to meet participants where they are and provide clinical and case management services to both address mental health concerns and help transition participants into permanent housing. The program will help the County plot a permanent response that could serve as a model for other localities. Read more here.

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