The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is pleased to announce the recipients of awards under the Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) Tribal Behavioral Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Vehicles and Vehicle-Related Costs funding opportunity.
The 24 awards, totaling more than $7.4 million will help to fill critical gaps in mental health and substance use disorder services to American Indians living in urban, rural, and reservation or rancheria communities throughout California, many of whom cannot readily access needed care.
The 24 awardees, who will use the funding to improve access to behavioral health care including culturally relevant healing practices and services to prevent and reduce behavioral health crisis, are:
Big Lagoon Rancheria on behalf of Two-Feathers Native American Family Services
Blue Lake Rancheria
Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
Fresno American Indian Health Project
Friendship House Association of American Indians
Indian Health Council, Inc.
K’ima:w Medical Center, Hoopa Valley Tribe
MACT Health Board Incorporated
Mathieson Memorial Health Clinic
Native American Health Center
Native Directions, Inc.
New Life Health Authority
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians (Rolling Hills Clinic)
Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc.
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.
Toiyabe Indian Health Project
Tule River Indian Health Center, Inc.
United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
United Indian Health Services
Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
Together with the Round 1A and 1B CCMU funding to 48 grantees, DHCS has awarded more than $185 million to county, city, and Tribal behavioral health agencies. The combined awards will have created or enhanced over 390 mobile crisis response teams throughout California.