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March 26, 2019 Volume 4 Issue 11
News and Updates
OC Doubles Number of Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Units

Families struggling with a mental health crisis will soon find more available access to emergency mental health services in Orange County. The Orange County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan that will double the number of crisis stabilization units in Orange County. 

Supervisor Andrew Do, who has lead the effort to expand and improve the County’s mental health infrastructure, says that the new facilities are an integral component of a stronger system of care.

Under the plan approved Tuesday, the County will dedicate $13 million toward 12 crisis stabilization chairs, serving an average of 18 people per day at College Hospital in the City of Costa Mesa. Prior to the county’s expansion, Supervisor Do noted that Orange County had just 10 crisis stabilization units available to serve the county’s more than 3 million residents.

In addition to the most recent action to double the number of crisis stabilization units, Orange County is currently in development on a first-of-its-kind mental health center and psychiatric emergency room facility in Orange. The $40 million project is scheduled to open in Spring 2020, and will provide a full suite of mental health services for patients in Orange County.

For more information, check out Supervisor Do’s press release on the item.

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Supervisor Do Leads Clothing Drive for Working Wardrobes

For the past two weeks, Orange County employees from nearly every County department have been donating professional attire to Working Wardrobes.

Supervisor Andrew Do started the Working Wardrobes clothing drive last year where we donated over 1,000 items of clothing. This year we included many more County departments with the goal of donating 10,000 items.

Check out this video to see the great work of Working Wardrobes and how these donations are helping people get back on their feet.

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Supervisor Do’s Host Central OC Job Fair

Looking for a job? Join us and more than 40 employers for our job fair on Wednesday, April 3 FROM 9 AM TO 1 p.m. at mile square park in Fountain Valley.

To get a list of employers, click this link:

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Pet of the Week

Angela is a sweet 5 year old pit bull who’s looking for her fur-ever home! Angela LOVES going to doggie playgroups and she loves getting back scratches. She also enjoys yummy treats and knows how to sit for them. A home with a big yard to run around and play in would be her dream come true! Help sweet Angela find her fur-ever best friend!

  • Angela
  • ID# A1580275
  • Pit Bull
  • Spayed Female
  • 5 Years Old
  • Jurisdiction: Santa Ana

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In This Issue
orange arrow OC Doubles Number of Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Units
orange arrow Supervisor Do Leads Clothing Drive for Working Wardrobes
orange arrow Supervisor Do’s Host Central OC Job Fair
orange arrow Pet of the Week
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Veronica Carpenter
Deputy Chief of Staff

Tara Campbell
Communications Director

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Chris Gaarder
Policy Advisor

Manning Pham
Administrative Assistant

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

Matt Haines
Communications Specialist

Jack Du
Administrative Assistant

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