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                                                                NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

                                                                               May 15, 2019 through June 19, 2019

                                                                            NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

                                                                                                     June 19, 2019

                                               Mental Health Services Act Community Planning Process - 2019


The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) services began in 2005, after it became law in 2004. These service are paid by a 1% tax on all people and businesses making more than a million dollars a year.  MHSA requires California counties to have yearly community planning meetings to gather information from all those interested in mental health services. This information is used to set priorities for the services provided with MHSA money.

 The information presented at the planning meetings will include services paid by MHSA, other mental health services.

 The Madera County Behavioral Health Services Department (BHS) is looking for interested individuals and groups who would like to give their opinions and recommendations for the planning of next fiscal year’s (FY 2017-18) services.  BHS will have five meetings in the month of March to inform the community about mental health and substance use services. The purpose of the meetings is to get information from the community about their service preferences. These meeting will be at the following county libraries:

                                  May 6th Chowchilla Library - 300 Kings Ave, Chowchilla, CA 93610

                                 May 9th North Fork Library - 32908 Rd 222, North Fork, CA 93643

                               May 16st Madera Ranchos Library - 37167 Ave 12 Suite 4C, Madera, CA 93636

                               May 21st Hope House - 117 N R St, Madera, CA 93637

                               May 22nd Mountain Wellness Center - 49774 Road 426, Suite B, Oakhurst CA 93644

                              June 8th Oakhurst Library - 49044 Civic Cir, Oakhurst

 Individuals and agencies can use the contact information below to schedule a presentation in the month of May 2019.  BHS invites and welcomes you to share your opinions or ask questions by completing the MHSA Stakeholder Survey 2019 using the following link

 If you cannot complete the survey, please share you opinion and ideas by sending an email, mailing or calling before 5:00 pm, June 12, 2019, to:

                                                                                          David Weikel, Psy.D

                                                                        Madera County Behavioral Health Services

                                                                                                PO Box 1288

                                                                                            Madera, CA  93639

                                                                                               (559) 673-3508


 A Public Meeting to plan for FY 2018-19 MHSA/Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder services will be held on June 19, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Madera Community Hospital – 1250 East Almond Ave., Madera, CA

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