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SJ receives $6M in mental health, substance abuse funding

Homeward Bound, the project proposed by the county, is supposed to create community-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs, expand case management services, open a new Behavioral Health Center, and provide housing support services for nonserious, nonviolent offenders to reduce rearrests. $2 million from the grant will be dedicated to the project each year for the next three years, but an additional $2.5 million in annual spending will come from the Mental Health Services Act Innovation funds and the Whole Person Care Pilot activities.

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