The Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to move forward with the Restorative Care Village, a motion authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger. The Restorative Care Village at LAC+USC Medical Center will help address the needs of some of the County’s most vulnerable residents.
“This is an opportunity for the County to create the country’s first mental health and wellbeing campus dedicated to caring for our most vulnerable populations,” said Supervisor Solis. “This is not business as usual. This is community first.”
Poverty, health unemployment, and homelessness are key issues that affect counties across the country. With today’s motion, Los Angeles County, led by Supervisor Solis, is taking direct action, beginning with the Restorative Care Village. By recognizing that these issues are interrelated, the County will be able to efficiently work to find real solutions to today’s health and wellness problems.
“We are thrilled to partner with Supervisor Solis on the Restorative Care Village,” said Dr. Brad Spellberg, Chief Medical Officer at LAC+USC. “I am proud of the access to world-class integrated health delivery available at LAC+USC, and the launch of this project helps ensure that we are continuing to benefit and support the local community.”
The Restorative Care Village will provide Los Angeles County residents with the full continuum of services (i.e., recuperative care, bridge housing, permanent supportive housing, respite and recovery center, full scope psychiatric facility and supportive services) as well as a range of opportunities (i.e., education, training, employment, environments for recreation, and amenities that promote socialization) that today’s patients need and deserve.
Today is the first step in Supervisor Solis’ larger vision that focuses on creating a “Healthy Village” in and around the LAC+USC campus, providing residents with access to world-class integrated health delivery combined with development that promotes economic prosperity, health, and infrastructure for the betterment of the greater community.
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