California Alliance of Child and Family Services Congratulates Members for DHCS Award in Behavioral Health Equity
The California Alliance of Child and Family Services (CA Alliance) proudly congratulates three of its members – Two Feathers Native American Family Services, United Parents, and Promesa Behavioral Health – for being selected as part of a new state initiative to enhance behavioral health services. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced grant awards totaling $70.5 million to 101 nonprofit entities under the Health Equity in Behavioral Health Recovery Services (HEAR US) project.
This investment, aimed at expanding access to behavioral health recovery services in communities of color and other historically marginalized communities, marks another step in California's ongoing commitment to transforming and modernizing its behavioral health system. As stated by Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Health & Human Services Agency, these grants empower community-based organizations to ensure mental health and substance use disorder recovery services are deeply rooted in racial and health equity.
The awarded nonprofits are recognized for their longstanding commitment and impactful work with targeted communities. This award not only acknowledges their dedication but also strengthens their capacity to continue making a difference.
As the unified advocate for children and families throughout California, the CA Alliance takes immense pride in the substantial contributions and achievements of all our members.
The recognition they have received today from DHCS is a testament to their extraordinary commitment to community service. This acknowledgment sets a high standard in our relentless pursuit of health equity and overall well-being for all children, youth, and families across California. Congratulations again to Two Feathers Native American Family Services, United Parents, and Promesa Behavioral Health!