Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Behavioral Health Coordinated Services Center
The County of San Mateo, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is soliciting proposals from qualified and interested providers for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Behavioral Health Coordinated Services Center. This Request for Proposals (RFP) aims to fund an LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Coordinated Services Center designed to provide a place for a wide range of behavioral health-focused services for LGBTQ+ individuals, at high risk for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and/or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), in San Mateo County. Its overall purpose is to improve the quality of life and address the multiple barriers the LGBTQ+ population and families face in seeking behavioral health care, and specifically improve access and linkages to behavioral health services. The LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Coordinated Services Center will be operated through a collaboration of agencies that have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in serving these populations and can provide a broad range of services (such as SMI/SED treatment, counseling and crisis intervention, case management, vocational and peer support services) to LGBTQ+ communities within the SMC. The proposal will include a physical location/space where groups, events, and other LGBTQ+ related activities will be held. The proposed center will feature the coordination of three (3) main components: (a) social and community engagement, (b) clinical services and (c) training resource.