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File #: 19-7873   
Type: Misc - Interlocal Agreement
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/14/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an Interlocal Agreement with Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council to provide three clinicians to assist with mental health crises stabilization in an amount of $209,831.00 for one year with renewal options. Funding is available in the FY 2020 General Fund Adopted Budget. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Statement of Work_MH Clinicians Draft - October 28 STRAC, 2. Fiscal Impact Form - HMLS STRAC 209K 10.28.19, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-11-14-0969
DEPARTMENT: Human Services

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

SUBJECT:
Authorization of an Interlocal Agreement with Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

SUMMARY:
This ordinance authorizes approval of an interlocal agreement with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) for the purpose of providing three clinicians to assist with mental health crisis stabilization and SAPD threat assessment cases. The contract will begin upon approval from City Council for the remainder of a contract year and renewable up to three years, equating to a 4 year contract period. The funding amount for FY 2020 equates to $209,831.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services (DHS) and the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Mental Health Detail are jointly seeking clinicians to assist with homeless outreach efforts, intensive case management and coordination of mental health and substance use services for individuals in crisis, high utilizers of emergency social systems, and threat assessment cases (as deemed appropriate). If approved, the contracted staff will be part of a team consisting of SAPD Mental Health Detail Officers, DHS Homeless Division and the STRAC Program for Intensive Care Coordination (PICC).
The contracted staff will help facilitate an immediate and long-term care plan to address the consumer's serious mental illness, and substance use concerns. Upon stabilization, the team will develop a plan to address housing, healthcare and economic concerns for long-term stability, with the goal of reducing the number of calls for police service, police contacts and emergency room/hospital visits amongst this population. The clinicians will also assist with providing clinical care coordination for threat assessment cases referred by SAPD.
Currently, the Department of Human Services has a professional services contract with VHS San Antonio Partners, LLC dba Baptist Health Syste...

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