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L.A. promised mental health crisis response without cops. Why isn’t it happening?

Los Angeles Times

While campaigning for mayor in mid-August, Karen Bass spoke about a brand-new three-digit mental health crisis hotline — 988 — and its promise to save lives of people suffering from mental illness by avoiding deadly confrontations with police.

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Homes for residents with mental illnesses are closing. Can state aid save them?

Los Angeles Times

Each time he walks into his eight-bedroom home in Pasadena, Ka’inoamakua Otsuka Mandaloniz sees his three associate degrees from Pasadena City College, proudly displayed on a shelf in the living room.

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A Call to Action: The Precarious State of the Board and
Care System Serving Residents
Living with Mental Illness in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission
Ad-hoc Committee on LA County’s Board and Care System

Caroline Kelly, Immediate Past Chair LA County Mental Health Commission
Barbara B. Wilson, LCSW
Kerry Morrison, Stanton Fellow 2016-17
Brittney Weissman, NAMI LA County Chapter


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"Suffering in Silence." Operating a Los Angeles board and care home today

Heart Forward Podcast

Board and care homes for people with mental illness keep closing. With the help of Barbara Wilson, an advocate (and an interview guest in Season Two) I was introduced to Rhoda and Gochin, who have operated a board and care in Los Angeles for 22 years.

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AB 2650 Assembly Humans Services Committee

California State Assembly - House

The California Community Care Facilities Act provides for the licensure and regulation of community care facilities by the State Department of Social Services, including various adult residential facilities, as described. 

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Interview with Celia Oyibu

Interviewed by Salaneka Smith

Interview with Celia Oyibu - 1
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LA County Board of Supervisors
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LA County Board of Supervisors

Bennie Tinson and Salaneka Smith

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