LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District, released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion on authorizing a crisis residential treatment program with providers for LAC+USC Medical Center Restorative Care Village (RCV):

“The LAC+USC Medical Center RCV will provide access to a full continuum of clinical care and supportive services on one campus—including recuperative and respite housing, mental health care, substance use disorder treatment, permanent supportive housing, and other transitional and support services to enable our most vulnerable to heal and safely reintegrate into the community. I am proud of this first-in-the-nation mental health and well-being project which will restore dignity to our communities.”

The project includes a Recuperative Care Center (RCC), one building yielding 96 beds, and Crisis Residential Treatment Programs (CRTP), four buildings yielding 64 beds. The RCC will provide clinically enriched interim housing with on-site nursing support, health oversight, case management, and connection to permanent housing to serve those who have been discharged from County health facilities and facing unstable housing conditions. Given that the construction of the four buildings is now finalized, DMH has conducted a competitive solicitation process for contracted providers to operate the CRTPs. The CRTPs will include intensive treatment programs for individuals being discharged from County hospital psychiatric emergency services, inpatient psychiatric units, and mental health urgent care centers.

The motion approved today authorizes the County’s DMH to sign and execute Legal Entity Contracts for the provision of CRTP services provided at the LAC+USC Medical Center RCV with Valley Star Behavioral Health, Inc., Central Star Behavioral Health, Inc., and Telecare Corporation as these providers have successfully completed and qualified for CRTP services through a Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation process.

To view the full motion, click here.