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Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission

Overview

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission

San Mateo County has an active Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission (MHSARC). From its founding in 1958 until October 2010, the Commission was called the Mental Health Board. The Commission recognizes that mental illness and substance abuse are often co-occurring and interrelated, and supports the merger of Mental Health Services and Alcohol and Other Drug Services into the Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services.

The Commission consists of 19 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors representing family members, consumers/clients, professionals and interested residents. By State law, at least 50% of the members must be consumers or family member of mental health services. Members are appointed to three year terms, and may serve no more than 12 years. Contact the Board of Supervisors in you’re interested in filling a vacant seat on the Commission. Consumers/clients may also contact BHRS administration at (650) 573-2544 to apply. Along with the 19 appointed members, there are two Youth Commissioners and a seat held by a member of the Board of Supervisors, or his/her representative. The functions of the Commission are set by State law and County resolution.

There are four elected officers of the Commission: a chair, vice chair, member at large, and a representative to the statewide California Association of Local Mental Health Boards/Commissions. Officers serve a one-year term with a maximum of three terms.

Current Officers

For a complete roster of officers for the MHSARC, visit the County’s Boards and Commissions page.

Join the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission

General information

MHSARC Public Meetings

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission

First Wednesday of each month (no meeting in August)
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Health Services Building, 225 W. 37th Ave, Room 100, San Mateo (meetings are currently being held remotely due to COVID-19 until further notice. please call the number below for details)

Please call (650) 573-2544 to confirm time and locations as they may change or check the BHRS calendar.

General information

MHSARC and Executive Committee Agendas & Minutes

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission

FY 18/19 MHSARC Annual Report.

2021 Agenda Minutes
July  Agenda  

6/25 MEETING CANCELLED - 
TO BE RESCHEDULED

MHSARC Retreat:  Part 2
(Planning)

Agenda  
June 23
8:30-10:00 am
MHSARC Retreat:  Part 1 (History/Background)

Retreat Agenda

MHSARC Orientation

MHSARC Amended ByLaws

Ethics Training

BHRS Org Chart

 
June

Agenda

Director’s Update

Presentation - AOD

Minutes

Chat

Presentation - AOD

May

Agenda

Director’s Update

Minutes
April 

Agenda

Director’s Update

Minutes

Chat

Cordilleras Replacement Project

March

Agenda

Director's Update

Minutes

Chat

How to Help Your Child After Arrest [English],[Spanish]

February

Agenda

Director's Update

Sequential Intercept

Minutes
January

Agenda

Director's Update

Minutes

2020

Agenda Minutes
December

Agenda

Director's Update

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Minutes

November

Agenda

Director's Update

Minutes
October Agenda
Director's Update
Minutes
September Agenda
Director's Update

Public Comments_090220

Caltrain Incident Messaging

August

No meeting
Director's Update

 
July Agenda
Director's Update
Minutes
Minutes - July 15
June Agenda
Director's Update
MHSA Coalition Letter
Minutes
May Agenda Minutes
March Agenda
Director's Update
Minutes
February Agenda Minutes
January no meeting no meeting
General information

MHSARC Awards

George Culores Hall of Fame
presented in February

Recognizes consumer/clients who have made contributions to better the lives of other consumer/clients; shown leadership in the consumer movement or have a personal journey of recovery that inspires and gives hope to others.  

Tony Hoffman Community Mental Health Service Award
presented in May