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CARE Act Working Group

About

The Community Assistance, Recovery & Empowerment (CARE) Act creates a new pathway to deliver mental health and substance use disorder services to the most severely impaired Californians who too often suffer in homelessness or incarceration without treatment. The purpose of the CARE Act Working Group is to provide coordination and on-going engagement with, and support collaboration among, relevant state and local partners and other stakeholders throughout the phases of county implementation to support the successful implementation of the CARE Act.

For additional information:

To join the CARE Act listserv, please contact CAREAct@chhs.ca.gov.

Members

  • Al Rowlett – Turning Point Community Programs
  • Anthony Ruffin – Community Center Director 1, LA DMH Concierge Outreach Team
  • Beau Hennemann – Anthem Blue Cross
  • Bill Stewart – San Diego County Behavioral Health Advisory Board, Chair (BHAB)
  • Dr. Brian Hurley – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC), Los Angeles Department of Public Health
  • Charlene Depner – Center for Families, Children & the Courts Judicial Council of California
  • Dr. Clayton Chau — National Healthcare & Housing Advisors
  • Deb Roth – Disability Rights California
  • Dhakshike Wickrema – California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
  • Harold Turner – NAMI Urban Los Angeles
  • Herb Hatanaka – Special Services for Groups
  • Dr. Katherine Warburton – Department of State Hospitals
  • HonMaria Hernandez – Superior Court of Orange County
  • Ivan Bhardwaj – California Department of Health Care Services, Behavioral Health
  • Jenny Bayardo – Executive Officer, California Behavioral Health Planning Council
  • Jodi Nerell – Sutter Health
  • Keris Jän Myrick – Person with Lived Experience of Schizophrenia Diagnosis
  • Ketra Carter – Homelessness Strategies and Solutions Department, City of San Diego
  • Lauren Rettagliata – Family Member
  • Lorin Kline – Legal Aid Association of California
  • Matt Tuttle – San Jose Firefighters Union Local 230
  • Monica Morales – Office of Second District Supervisor for Santa Cruz County
  • Ruqayya Ahmad – California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • Stephanie Welch – California Health and Human Services Agency
  • Susan Holt – Fresno County Behavioral Health
  • Tim Lutz – Sacramento County Health Services
  • Tracie Riggs – Tuolumne County Administration Office
  • DrVeronica Kelley – Orange County Mental Health and Recovery Services
  • Xóchitl Rodriguez Murillo – Deputy Secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Zachary Olmstead – California Department of Housing and Community Development

CARE Act Working Group

 

2024 Meeting Dates

May 1, 2024: 10:00-3:00 pm

August 21, 2024: 10:00-3:00 pm

November 6, 2024: 10:00-3:00 pm

Meeting materials will be shared here and via the CARE e-mail listserv. To join the CARE Act listserv, please contact CAREAct@chhs.ca.gov.

Training, Technical Assistance & Communications Ad Hoc Group

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:00-2:30

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 1:00-2:30

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 1:00-2:30

Wednesday, October 16, 2024 1:00-2:30

Wednesday, December 18, 2024 1:00-2:30

Training, Technical Assistance & Communications Ad Hoc Group Zoom meeting.

Data Collection, Reporting & Evaluation Ad Hoc Group

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 1:30-3:00

*This meeting has been cancelled*

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:30-3:00

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 1:30-3:00

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 1:30-3:00

Wednesday, December 11, 2024 1:30-3:00

Data Collection, Reporting & Evaluation Ad Hoc Group  Zoom Meeting.

Services & Supports Ad Hoc Group

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024 11:30-1:00

Thursday, July 18, 2024 11:30-1:00

Thursday, September 19, 2024 11:30-1:00

Thursday, October 17, 2024 11:30-1:00

Thursday, December 19, 2024 11:30-1:00

Services & Supports Ad Hoc Group Zoom Meeting.